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Offline Mcfly

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A day off, and so much to do...
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:20:39 pm »
Today I had some time to get some stuff installed on the Connie... What happened?

As I got my bike back from the shop (for the last time, that's another story) I wanted
to start putting some necessary 'farkles' on, and some necessary missing parts.  Low
and behold, my time get chewed up with little set backs. 

The major set back was a missing tab on the left faring.  I had some of the tab left there,
so I home made a tab from some perforated steel I had in the garage.  Cut, trim, paint, and
left faring is once again attached to the 'stay bar'.  Replaced 2 missing chimney clip nuts,
Finally have securely mounted faring!  Woot!

Picked up a maintenance charger for the battery, got the wire installed for that, easy peasy.

Then I got to the 1st major project, and it all came to a grinding halt.

I picked up a fuse block, relay, wire and the tidbits to put it all together.  Did you ever
over-think something to the point you think yourself out of time?  What a pisser!

I couldn't decide where to mount the fuse block, OR where to mount the 2nd accessory plug.
The first plug will go in the faring pocket for charging/powering the iphone or any other small
devices.  The second has to be for a GPS or other possible electronics, but I ran blank.

So I put it out to the COG...

1)  Where would you put an an auxiliary fuse panel (4 fuses)??
     (on the back of the battery box?)

2) Where would/did you put a power socket? (lighter plug)

Thanks for any help!!

Marty 'McFly'
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 12:15:22 am »
No suggestions but LMAO. BTDT.
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 04:52:34 pm »
So, another look at the project with a fresh mind, and I've got it figured out.
The Fuse panel will mount on the right side of the battery box.  That gives me
frame tubing to route the wires to the faring, where all the farkles will be
installed, or switched from.

I'm going to mount the fuse panel in a project box from Radio Shack to keep it
protected from the elements, and run wires for ALL the circuits at once.  This way
when I add something I just have to plug in a fuse, and connect the wires.

The project begins once the tank empties a bit, which is the first item on
my to do list....   :motonoises:
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 05:03:33 pm »
Judging by your sig I would assume this should be moved to the C10 section?

But anyway, to answer your questions... I wouldn't put a fuse block on the back of the battery box, I have a tool-bag hanging there. And I think it would be hard to change fuses. I guess it could go there if it was facing upwards. But I think under the side-cover next to the J-box would be best. It could also go under the the side-cover I suppose, but I have my air pump and a can of wd-40 zip tied there so there's no room there on mine.

I have an '88 the previous owner put the power outlet inside the left fairing pocket. I thought, what a stupid place it takes up too much valuable storage, but I found I could plug in my phone charger and bundle the cord up and lay the phone on top of that. I guess it depends on what you'll use the outlet for. If you are semi-permanently mounting a gps or other gadget I think I would get an extra power cord, cut to fit and wire it semi-permanently under the fairing. If it is just a genral outlet for powering random devices, I would panel mount it somewhere perhaps to the left of the dash where there is a flat spot.
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 05:45:44 pm »
Judging by your sig I would assume this should be moved to the C10 section?

Well, it started as a vent, then became a request for help, I'll trust your better judgement  :)

I thought the ride side of the battery box because it's behind the side cover, and it's easy
to access.

The accessory plugs will be flush mounted, not  'screwed on'.  I decided the tank/farings
come off next weekend.  The new wire harness goes in then.  So I have time to think it out more.
The end result will be properly done.  If it's one thing I am, it's thorough... which can be bad at times.
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 02:41:50 am »
I put one outlet below and left of the fuel gauge. I started with my fuse panel behind the right cover. I had to relocate it do to installing the Audiovox Cruise. It's now mounted on the rear fender under the seat, just behind the battery.

Curious, busted tabs from the "pros" at the dealer?
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 06:50:09 am »
I have one of my AUX plugs inside the right fairing pocket. Weather proof as long as it stays locked!
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Re: A day off, and so much to do...
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 01:52:24 am »
Curious, busted tabs from the "pros" at the dealer?

Busted tab from the PO.  Missing Chimney bolts, and screws from the pros at the stealership.
You wouldn't believe the elaborate "no I didn't drop it" story he had.   Faring is much sturdier
with that tab attached to the stay bar.  Took me by surprise!

(Also from the stealership:
Poor low RPM/Speed preformance [studders]
Bad Valve cover gasket install
Scratches on the front right upper faring
Throttle play has loosened up after 5 weeks)

Needless to say I'm turning the wrench on my bike from here on.
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