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post #1 of 2 Old 05-30-2009, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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fuse box advice

Bought DL650K6 in December and just getting to putting some spare fuses under seat and looking at electrics as PO has wired 3 lighter size outlets on cowling (2 right; 1 left) and appears to have wired to SIGNAL and FAN fuses by jamming lead in to outer pole on fuses [picture]. There are 3 extra wires to neg battery which I think are one each to L/R cowling sockets and one to smaller socket in left side cover (not sure what that is for but I am guessing wired direct to battery given the 3rd wire to neg battery and one extra to positive).

I am not real good on electrics and cannot see all routing so some is guess. All works fine I want to have spare fuses under seat but not sure if I should be concerned about wiring and higher fuses for headlights [picture 20A used]
The 20A that are used for HEAD-HI and HEAD-LO instead of 15A I am guessing because PO said the bike had upgraded PIAA bulbs (cannot think of other reason). If it was me I would have used the two spares to jam wires in for L/R sockets but I am not sure if that would require additional wiring. My reaction is that just jamming the wires into the fuse poles is not good practice but they work and if they dont short I guess no harm.

Any advice would be appreciated. Id typically prefer to follow service manual and fuse box 15A shown ratings for headlights but if they were changed for a reason for the different bulbs and wiring should support those I should probably leave them. As for the added sockets Id probably prefer to run using spares but I am not sure how to wire them or if that it really needed since no problems now. At this point Ill probably just use extra sockets to occasionally charge cell phone or GPS as I own no heated gear and am not looking to at this point.

Again Im not experienced at electrics but just want to have reliable bike and correct fuse spares under the seat.
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-30-2009, 02:37 PM
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Personally? I'd tear out that Mickey Mouse wiring and start fresh. Get yourself a good aux fuse box and do it right.




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