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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just finished a quick proto of a simple FZ-1 work-alike for virtually no money (under $20). It's basically a lump of wires, fuseholders, switches and a relay with makes for a power outlet for 4 extra pieces of equipment with individual switches for constant or ignition controlled (relay via tail light tap) power. No moving fuses, just the flick of a switch. Add a relay socket and you can easily replace the relay if neccessary. From what I've heard, the inability to easily replace the relay in the FZ-1 has been a deal breaker for many.

I'll post the rough plans and maybe even some pictures and how-to if anyone's interested =)

Also completed installing my PC3 and new airfilter today with a lot of help from various forum threads, so I thought I'd try 'n give something back

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Photos would be nice

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Here ya go, genuine iPhone quality pics. This took me about an hour to solder together with crappy tools and zero patience, hence the mess =)

If I redid it, it would probably be on a circuit board, but this works for now.

Measurements are roughly 2"x2"x4"
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so where would this sit on the bike?

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this Swedish technology makes me wonder....
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Well, wherever you like! Preferrably under the seat to prevent it from getting wet.

I'm taking this one to the slaughter house to give it a relay socket and a neater design in a box, but that'll be later on. At the moment I'm just going to let it feed some 12V outlets, one switched somewhere in front for my GPS and probably one constant under the seat for plugging in a cell charger.

Dinner time - bbl

Edit (actually, in Sweden, Edit is a female first name that mostly reeaally old people carry) - This is as crude as it gets, but it's hella simple to put together.

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dont forget the plans mate,a lot would be interested in a similar device including me
would you estimate a max amperage draw out of this cable diameter?would not dare to draw more than 400watts about 30-35 A max lets say?
i have to check the alternators properties though,i think about 400 watt at 4000rpm or something.
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Mmmm.. Bacon and egg sandwiches.. *space out*

Oh yeah, plans it is! Give me a min and I'll give MSPaint a shot. About amperage and what not, I haven't given it much thought but with the diameters I used for cables I used a 30A main fuse, felt good at the time

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Yeah, I get bored easily.

I threw in a kind of master switch in the mess as well, just to give you an idea of how you can modify this to your liking.

If you feel nauceous from looking at the plans, I just might post them in a more tidy manner

For those of you that have more electrical knowledge than me (and that's A LOT of people), please give me some feedback on this project. I'm more of a programmer then an electrician, I've owned a bike for one month and I've never been interested in modifying cars and/or boats, so this is like the maiden voyage of my projects to come..
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lol i love it! thank you man
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