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Fuzeblock installation under left fairing

I bought my Fuzeblock almost 2 years ago but never had a chance or time to do it. I have no space under the seat because I have a small air compressor for emergency..

I was looking for a space on the bike but it's not easy to find a spot protected and close to battery.

I saw that there is plenty of space under the left fairing, but no way to fix the Fuzeblock there, so I had to do something.

I located 2 fixing points ( the top one is the hole in the support on the tank for the black plastic that goes to the instruments; the bottom point is a square hole in the bracket of the screw that holds the left fairing).
After some tests with cardboard, I fabricated a plate from Aluminum and after that it was a piece of cake to have the wires run from the battery and to the things I need.

I put the top Xenon projector on one circuit with a 20A fuse, I have a auto relay in front next to the headlight and a switch on the handlebar.
Stebel horn is on another one with 20A fuse and LEDs angel eyes on a third circuit. I still have few, for a power plug soon and some other things.
All this are on switch circuit that is powered when the bike runs. I got the live wire from the city light.

The Xenon only draws 35W when running, so it works very well for now.
I was afraid that Stebel will not run well but it does.
I installed the relay for the Stebel on the other side of the plate.

I have the close shape of the plate scanned, if anyone is interested I can put it here.

Enjoy the pics and let me know if you need more details.
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Brilliant.

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I have the close shape of the plate scanned, if anyone is interested I can put it here.
Good work - and yes can you please upload the shape of the plate

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thx guys!
I had everything in front of the bike, I didn't want to bring all the wires under the tank and over the battery...
I have a fuse 30A just next to the battery and I have only 2 wires coming from the back.

Here is the plate ( still had to work on it but I didn't have the chance to scan it after I put it on the bike... I hope you get the idea). I think Kawi should have a standard plate right there
the red lines ( inside lines) are the approximate final limits of the plate. The green line is the approximate position of the bent.
I put a hole 11/16'' for the power socket, it's coming soon.
It's nice that the Fuzeblock is protected by the plate from the water that could come from the front.. I was thinking to put a plastic box to protect it.... I'll see after a while.... I don't have anything critical power by this.
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Wish I'd seen this a month ago... I see a rework in my future. Great work!

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An awesome way to mount a fuseblock.

If you don't mind, could you give us a bit more detail about the plate you built? Gauge? Approximate dimensions?

I have a friend who has access to a machine shop, so I'd like to have him make up one for me. I have no idea what I'd need to communicate to him, other than showing him your photos, so he'd know how to build it.

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I guess the only downside to this location is you have to pull the ABS sidecover if you blow a fuse or if the relay breaks and you have to put all circuits into non-relay mode.

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I had no problem until now and I hope it stays like that
I put on fuzeblock only the things that I can ride without, so I don't have to change anything on the road.
It take less than 5 minutes to take out the side, change the fuse and put it back (I have experience now ) )

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The plate is an aluminum plate, 2-3 mm thick, nothing special, I found it on scrap.
just something that is not bending that easy, but easy to cut.
For the shape, I scanned the plate and I put it here on the topic. If you save that and then print it "as original" it should give you the real shape and dimension. you print that, cut the shape on the paper and then you put that shape on a plate and you have it!
I had to work a little bit with the grinder to bring it to the real shape, sorry I don't have the final one, but it's not too much difference.

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Very nice looking install, good work!

I have a pump under the seat (in the tool bay) and put the fuseblock in the tail. It is a lot of wire running, but I only have low draw items at this point- heated grips, GPS, phone charger, and a plug for the vest. There is a 30 amp main fuse for fuseblock.

If I had a plate like that, no doubt I'd have put the PC8 up there.
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Chid - many thanks for your excellent post! I was just about to install my Fuzeblock under the seat when I read it. Instead I printed out your template and used an aluminum plate under the left fairing as you did. It took a few hours of fussing and adjustments but it came out great. Now I have room left under the seat and am ready for any new gadgets that I want to add....thanks again!!

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Great idea. I've also got a small Slime compressor under the seat so I'm pleased that you've thought of this.

One of the things that I've been thinking about with the side covers is to swap the standard screws for quick release gadgets so the side covers can be removed without having to take the screen off.

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I'm glad that my idea helped others! It is very easy and it's a space that's not used.. I wish Kawasaki will help us putting something there for this. Installed on a new bike in the factory it will cost probably less than 10$....

I have a Givi screen that I moved it up with 2 plates, so I can take out my side covers without touching the screen

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I finally got to install my power plug on the plate, I had to increase the size on the hole, but now the power plug works very well, I had a ride in a rain-storm and my GPS had no problem ( no special plug, just a marine grade power plug and the GPS that I use in the car)

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Here is a pic of a fuse block made by an ex-pat who lives in Japan, and hand makes some real quality stuff. The name is go to easternbeaver.com and I swear it won't take you to a porn site. You can get custom length leads and different max fuse capacities. I was also getting to the point of having an issue on how many more connections I could get onto the + battery node and did some shopping noting many negative comments on some of the more well known brands. I will post a pic tomorrow. Right now I have wired the:
1 - Oxford grips
2 - Aux. lights
3 - 12V outlet/cigarette lighter

2 of the 8 connections are hot, so you can leave a battery tender lead or other items available. I keep my Stebal horn directly battery wired as it has it's own 30 amp fuse I believe.
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I got a lot of things from Jim, special connectors for Kawasaki, great guy, very helpful and great communication!

Fuzeblock has the relay incorporated, an advantage and a disadvantage...
also if I remember well you can have hot or cold circuits just by moving the fuse in a different slot.
it's not waterproof, but I had no problem even when going trough a storm.
I keep my Stebel connected to the Fuzeblock, and even though I thought I would have a problem if my headlight is on and I try to use the horn, I never had any problem.

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Fuzeblock...if I remember well you can have hot or cold circuits just by moving the fuse in a different slot....
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Alright here it is a year and a half later and I am finally getting this in;
1 originally I was going to follow this setup under the cowling and after getting everything together and starting the fabrication late last year I hit the brakes on this location. I think its an awesome location for all the reasons mentioned but there is going to be a sacrifice for the ease of access.
2 I believe that access to this is going to be critical on the road for any kind of self recover so plan B is realized and going into place. These bikes came with an option for a u-lock to mount under the seat and provides just enough space for this FuzeBlock, so the S-Pump will need a new location but all of the other tire repair equipment -supplies/plastic bag/zipties and of course the operators manual. The trip power is the license plate light. heated grips/ power point/ HD camera system(forward and back). Still shopping for aux lighting/ horn(going under the cowling instead of the FB) oh and some decent hiway pegs(I really want to use the motowerks setup- anyone have these with the crash bars installed?)
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