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Offline Rony6ble

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Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« on: November 06, 2016, 07:22:03 am »
Today I need some good advise to add some auxiliary lighting and other electronics to my bike. 40+% of the time is riding at night and not really interstate.

I have Denali's DX (dual intensity 1.5 amps per pair), D4 (3amp per pair) and a SoundBomb (20 amps) (total of 24.5 Amps) that I want to install. I also would like to add 1 gps and probably a phone and/or a tablet (say 2-3 amps each = 2-3x3=6-9 amps).

I could wire the SoundBomb independently since it is the one that draws the most amps and leave all other farkles go through the block.

One option is to run the lights using the stock low/high beam switch: in low beam DX 40% D4 off; in high beam DX 100% D4 on. They come with a switch that can cancel the lights completely. This will make operation easier.
A good friend tells me that he would rather use a complete independent on-off-on switch and don't touch the motorcycle wiring.

3 options: (1) Fuzeblock FZ1 $89.99 (30 amps, max 10 amps circuit), (2) DENALI PowerHub2 Fuse Block $129.99 (30 amps, max 15 amps circuit) and (3) PDM60 Power Distribution Module $199.99 (60 amps, max 20 amps circuit). Big difference in cost between the first and last.

Question #1: Low/High beam option (easy operation) or use separate switch (don't mess with bike's wiring)?
Question #2: Fuzeblock FZ1, DENALI PowerHub2 Fuse Block or PDM60 Power Distribution Module?

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 10:41:56 am »
I have a Fuzeblock and it works great.
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 11:40:37 am »
Rony6ble,
I have used the D4 lights on my KLR. I use the PDM 60 on my C14 to run the GPS, CC, Denali D2 lights, Auxiliary power let outlet, and heated gear circuits, AND a Stebel air horn, (18 amps).  A nice thing about the PDM is you can program the cutoff amperage for each circuit individually. I dropped the GPS down to 2 amps and bumped the air horn circuit up to 20. Simple. No fuses to worry about and operation is seamless. Circuits can be switched or unstitched easily. It is more money up front but I have been very pleased with mine for 3 years now.  If you only use the D4 lights you will probably never need anything more than that, they are incredibly bright and have a fantastic spread out in front of you. Aimed properly you won't be blinding other traffic either. Using the small lights on a low setting seems to be a waste to me as they are not all that bright on low. I run my D2's on the high setting all the time. Since I have Cyclops LED headlamp bulbs I rarely use my high beams, no need to.
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 03:06:40 pm »
I have the  FZ1 fusebox on my klr. works great.  one caution, use #12 wire for the power leads and grounds. the charts will tell you you need #10 for 30 amps.  #10 wont fit in the terminals of a fusebox. since I work construction getting  a few pieces of wire for projects is literally picking it up off the floor  it didnt cost me anything but a minute of grumpiness when the 10 wouldnt fit. 

Still it works well enough that theres one waiting to be installed on the concours 14 to run my yet to be wired optimius led driving lights. 
that is if I ever get off these crutches and can get around to doing something useful again.

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 08:44:21 am »
This past weekend I finally got to do some work on the bike.

PDM60
Different mounts
Dx dual intensity over the mirror
D4 under the mirror
Soundbomb: horn in stock bracket, compressor under left fairing
Zumo 395LM hard wired

Lots of wiring, it was tight. The output is amazing.
Dx at 40% with low beam, 100% with high beam. D4 on with high beam.

Need to find out a different way to share photos since Photobucket decided to charge w/o notice and I'm not following that game, any advice is welcome.

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 10:30:34 am »
This past weekend I finally got to do some work on the bike.

PDM60
Different mounts
Dx dual intensity over the mirror
D4 under the mirror
Soundbomb: horn in stock bracket, compressor under left fairing
Zumo 395LM hard wired

Lots of wiring, it was tight. The output is amazing.
Dx at 40% with low beam, 100% with high beam. D4 on with high beam.

Need to find out a different way to share photos since Photobucket decided to charge w/o notice and I'm not following that game, any advice is welcome.




Imgur works well.


Or you can resize and upload here.