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Where to mount the block on a 1200RT and which brand of block to buy ? Will run Gerbings and Motolites only ...Not and electronic farkles (yet, anyway)......Done the search in archives....Any new comments appreciated....

 

Phil......Redbrick

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Hi,

 

If only running those two items,consider doing without the block,just wire directly to battery,you won't get any canbus faults.

 

Blue Seas fuseblock,Touratech canbus helper or Centech AP-1 fuse panel are your 3 main options,if you go with a fusepanel.

 

Can't help with mounting options on your RT,I ride an 05 GS.

 

 

JR356

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Rocket_Cowboy

I've used the Bluesea block on my previous bike, and will be adding a Bluesea block to my RT next week if all goes well. I think the Centech is a little smaller, but I've got experience with the Bluesea so I'll just keep using what's worked.

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I second the motion on the Blue Sea fuse block thumbsup.gif

I like the size as it is very easy to work with and the fuses are easy to see and replace as needed.

 

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I'll be adding a Centech AP-1 to my R1200RT this month. Also, Angel (from this board) has the Bluesea fuse block. Together we're planning to do some "add-on" wiring, as in fuse block(s), routing the wires and anything else that comes up.

 

I'm setting up for GPS, V1 Radar Detector & lights. Have the manual so tupperware & gas tank are coming off to do it right. Big thanks to Limecreek & Ken for getting me to the point I'd even try this. Angel knows his way around this stuff so you won't have to rely on my limited knowledge. smile.gif

 

Anyone wants to join in is welcome; I live in the Dallas area. Haven't set a specific date yet.

 

Mike05

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I have a Blue Sea under the seat. It powers, Gerbings, PIAAs, and auxillary socket.

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And..I have a Centech in the tankbag. It powers, V1, XM Roady, 276C.

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Eric, Greg,

 

Clearly you don't have enough electrical farkles on those bikes yet. Your Blue Sea blocks are way too empty.

 

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Get with the program! wink.gifgrin.gif

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Rocket_Cowboy
Anyone wants to join in is welcome; I live in the Dallas area. Haven't set a specific date yet.

 

Definitely interested! I haven't started taking bodywork off and what not yet, so happy to help and learn all at the same time.

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Ken they have special cessation programs for just this kind of thing. tongue.gif Let me know if you need their number...it's completely confidential. grin.gif

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I have a Blue Seas on my 12GS currently, but am going with the Centech now. It is much smaller, and easier to fit in the lack of space on the GS.

 

We are having an electrical tech day on the 11th in Thurmont, MD, about 70 miles north of DC, specifically for the wiring of the 12GS/RT/can bus bikes.

 

click here for information

 

Jim cool.gif

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Ken,

I am planning on getting a little more electrified this winter so I'm wondering about your setup. I'm assuming you power the fuse block with some sort of relay? Can you elaborate a little on which one you used and where you pull keyed power from? Thanks in advance.

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Here's the complete schematic for my add ons.

 

The fuse block is always powered. Items that I want to be powered on regardless of the bike's state, are connected directly to it. As are the connectors for our heated clothing, because the "auto power off" so to speak when you get off the bike. (Either because you remembered to disconnect the cord as you walk away, or even if you didn't! crazy.gif) The aux. lights also power directly from there as they have their own relay that triggers them on from the low beam circuit. (Unless I then cancel them with the aux. latch off circuit shown.)

 

Similar with the Stabel compact air horn. It has power always to it from the fuse block, but has its own relay from the bike's horn circuit.

 

Other items that I want to power on and off from the bike are connected to a Touratech TPS-15 that is triggered on and off from the rear aux. socket wire. These items come on when the bike starts and go off at the end of the time-out period for the aux. socket when the bike is shut down.

 

The heated seats are powered via the fuse block but their separate relay is triggered from the TPS-15. I had to do it this way as the total rating of the TPS-15 is 15 Amps and the two heated seats plus the other stuff is over that.

 

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About to install the AP1 after a very cold ride from MI to Potosi Falling Leaf - the Gerbing worked for 14 minutes then quit on my 05R1200RT. Can I disconnect the wires on my rear BMW plug and go direct to the AP1 for future Gerbing use?

 

I'm worried about the cambus and its reaction to any changes I make,I don't know where the aft plug is connected to the cambus system yet, but it doesn't carry enough amps to do much of anything.

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Connecting your rear socket directly to the battery will solve your Gerbing problem. As a bonus the modification enables the use of a standard battery charger.

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It will work fine, the bike CAN-BUS system will never know it's gone.

 

But personally I don't like the idea of running heated clothing through accessory plugs in general. They are often not up to the current requirements long term. Better to directly wire the Gerbing connector in my opinion.

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Thanks for the feedback - about to check the Gerbing site to find out how many amps the jacket draws before I proceed, although I've spent the $60 to get the AP1 and hope to use it - I believe the fuses can be upgraded.

 

Found it: Specifications

 

Heat GHC High Density Heat

Source 12-volts DC

Current 6.4 amps

Watts 77 watts

Surface Temp 135°F +/- 5°F at 32°F

 

 

 

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It will work fine, the bike CAN-BUS system will never know it's gone.

 

But personally I don't like the idea of running heated clothing through accessory plugs in general. They are often not up to the current requirements long term. Better to directly wire the Gerbing connector in my opinion.

 

Agreed!

 

We just had a tech day in which 6 hexheads a cruiser and a K1200GT got fuse blocks, and we added a total of 6 sets of driving lights as well.

 

No issues at all.

 

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