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pmaria
05-28-2009, 06:34 PM
In an effort to clean up the pile of spaghetti under my seat, I installed a Centech AP1 auxilary fuse panel.

I'm not terribly creative when it comes to nice clean installs, so I'm wondering how others installed this on their bike. I have the relay kit as will and I used the rear power port to trigger the relay when the bike is on. The added benefit to this is that the power ports stay powered for a short while after the bike is turned off.

I currently just have the AP1 unit tucked into the space under the tail and behind the seat, its easily accessible, but I don't like the idea of it flopping about too much. I was thinking of just simply velcroing it in place and placing it in a plastic bag for water protection.

I'm also not sure what to do with the relay itself, I also just have it tucked up in the space under the tail. Plus those heavy gauge wires make it difficult to route them cleanly.

Anyone have any install pictures or creative suggestions?

wezul
05-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Try this for starters. I used the strip menu search and entered "Centech".

http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=32259&highlight=beemermyke

pmaria
05-28-2009, 07:01 PM
Try this for starters. I used the strip menu search and entered "Centech".

http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=32259&highlight=beemermyke

I tried that - said no results found.

Thanks for the link!

wezul
05-28-2009, 07:06 PM
The strip menu, the brown strip I guess I should say. The search I used is between New Posts and Quick links.
The search in upper right hand works as well (thanks Knary), you just want to highlight "Forum" before you use it.
Best of luck.

Semper_Fi
05-28-2009, 07:26 PM
In an effort to clean up the pile of spaghetti under my seat, I installed a Centech AP1 auxilary fuse panel.

I'm not terribly creative when it comes to nice clean installs, so I'm wondering how others installed this on their bike. I have the relay kit as will and I used the rear power port to trigger the relay when the bike is on. The added benefit to this is that the power ports stay powered for a short while after the bike is turned off.

I currently just have the AP1 unit tucked into the space under the tail and behind the seat, its easily accessible, but I don't like the idea of it flopping about too much. I was thinking of just simply velcroing it in place and placing it in a plastic bag for water protection.

I'm also not sure what to do with the relay itself, I also just have it tucked up in the space under the tail. Plus those heavy gauge wires make it difficult to route them cleanly.

Anyone have any install pictures or creative suggestions?

As an alternative i have mine mounted next to the rear shock.

I created a small mounting plate and mounted the Centech to it. No issues with rain.

This is the picture of the unit mounted and connected on the bike
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/Semper_Fi_LR/Centech%20Panel/DSC03451.jpg

This is it just mounted for placement before installation
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/Semper_Fi_LR/Centech%20Panel/DSC02754.jpg

And this is the mounting plate i made - the velcro was added to protect the frame once mounted.

The Centech is bolted to plate and the two holes you see are for zip ties to secure it to the frame - as stated above no issues with movement, or weather.
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/Semper_Fi_LR/Centech%20Panel/DSC02753.jpg

Regarding the relay - I have no pictures of that but can get some posted if you are interested.

mpmarty
05-28-2009, 08:40 PM
Since most of my electrical farkles are on the forward part of the bike and I have less than no use for music on the road:
Mounted the junction box behind the left speaker enclosure.
Ran a single ten gauge armored wire from the battery (30 amp fuse at battery).
Run everything else with fourteen gauge from the J-box which has six taps each one fused separately. Lots of room behind those speaker grilles and that's where I stuffed the ballasts for my HID lighting systems also, one on each side.