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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.

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2017, 10:59:01 am »
NEED PICS!!!!  :-\
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 07:33:25 pm »
Google photo
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 09:18:45 pm »
Download an ap called IrfanView, been using it for 10 years to reduce file size of a photo, while retaining its original format size.. made for a lot of fun, middle of the night, using an "air card" and my mini laptop (prior to my smartphone) when posting tag o rama pictures up on the ADV site..

With the invention of smartphone tech, and tap a talk.. that's old school now.. shoot picture, post, done...

Wish someone would get hip to this stuff, and make it work here... I know they are currently attempting a new and improved forum software change over.. hopefully its compatable...
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Not holding my breath tho...

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 09:45:01 pm »
Oh come on MOB, hold your breath, we'll all watch. :rotflmao:
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 11:13:42 am »
Will that upgrade include a way to get rid of the constant PM pop-up reminder that I can't get rid of??!!  >:(

And, as far as posting pictures, all you have to do, is use Photoeditor, or a similar piece of pre-installed software on your
PC, to reduce size.  Most have preloaded parameters (160x160) that pass the forum size limit for upload.   :beerchug:

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2017, 02:16:36 am »
Sorry the delay, with Photobucket acting stupid (exactly $399 stupid) and work trips plus a quick trip to visit Grandma in Chile for her 100 birthday and more work trips and the Tour of Honor banquet in Colorado (more on that later)...

This is a Google Photos album link that you can use to see some photos. There is one short video for the lights.

https://goo.gl/photos/6mwM1vYugxvjN6mR8

On my way back from the TOH banquet in Cripple Creek, CO and on a IBA ride called Heaven to Hell (Pikes Peak - Independence Pass - Ely, NV - Badwater, Death Valley, CA) leaving CO around noon and riding through the night in Utah and Nevada somewhere along US6/50 I was able to see an Elk at over 600-700 feet. Couldn't be happier about the lights.

Will check suggestions for posting photos.

Please let me know if the link works
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 08:44:58 pm »
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Please let me know if the link works

 :)  It works.  Thanks.  Great pics!  Did you fabricate those mounts yourself?

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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 05:11:10 am »
No Sr.
I used two different mounts for the lights. Under the mirror (Denali D4) I used the PCA mounts and over the mirror (Denali DX) I used the mounts from Beaudry (He preps the C14 for the Police and I got the shelf from him too and some other thing I have not mount)


PCA
http://www.pca-one.com/productDetail.asp?productID=7899

Beaudry (Let me know if you want contact info since he will make them by order)
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Re: Auxiliary lights DX & D4, SoundBomb, Fuse Block/
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2017, 05:53:06 am »
The shelf looks like a pretty good idea.  How much was it? 


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