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Thread: 09 F650GS - where is the damn fusebox?

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    09 F650GS - where is the damn fusebox?

    Can't find it, and of course the manual doesn't say where it is. I blew the auxiliary fuse using a mini tire compressor from the aux plug, but can't find the damn box to replace the fuse, its driving me crazy.

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    Norm

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    Norm,

    A Google search for "F650 Manual" brought up this link:

    http://www.otc-mc.org/%7E197/mc/F650GS_EU.pdf

    which turns out to be the factory service manual. At page 61.9, it says:

    Replacing fuses
    Motorcycle fuses
    Remove seat. • Open the cover of the fuse box. • Replace the defective fuse.
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    Norm/ David,

    The link that David found is for a 1999 F650GS, the earlier single-cylinder model.

    Norm is asking about a 2009 model F650GS, the newer twin-cylinder model.

    On the 2009+ models, there are NO fuses. It's a Canbus network system.

    If I understand Norm, you plugged a mini tire compressor into the auxiliary plug
    opening--on the front of the (2009) F650GS tank. That auxiliary plug has--I think--a 5amp total load restriction programmed by the Canbus system, and the Canbus system will automatically "sense" and shut down/ off any accessory whose total load exceeds 5amps.

    I don't know exactly what you mean or what happened when you say "...blew a fuse." Does that mean that the mini compressor simply shut off? If that's the case, it (simply) means that you can't and won't be able to operate that mini compressor off the auxiliary plug--because the compressor's electrical load exceeds 5 amps. To use that mini compressor, you'll have to connect it directly to the battery...or re-wire the auxiliary plug directly to the battery.

    (If you have any electrical documentation/ specs for the mini compressor, check it's
    electrical load/ draw)

    Of course, there may be other explanations, e.g., some other electrical "fault" in
    the mini compressor itself, or the F650GS Canbus system.

    good luck

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    That's correct, no fuses.

    The auxillary receptacle should have turned back on, check it with a multimeter to verify.

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    Ah ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by CourtFisher View Post
    Norm/ David,

    The link that David found is for a 1999 F650GS, the earlier single-cylinder model.

    Norm is asking about a 2009 model F650GS, the newer twin-cylinder model.

    On the 2009+ models, there are NO fuses. It's a Canbus network system.

    If I understand Norm, you plugged a mini tire compressor into the auxiliary plug
    opening--on the front of the (2009) F650GS tank. That auxiliary plug has--I think--a 5amp total load restriction programmed by the Canbus system, and the Canbus system will automatically "sense" and shut down/ off any accessory whose total load exceeds 5amps.

    I don't know exactly what you mean or what happened when you say "...blew a fuse." Does that mean that the mini compressor simply shut off? If that's the case, it (simply) means that you can't and won't be able to operate that mini compressor off the auxiliary plug--because the compressor's electrical load exceeds 5 amps. To use that mini compressor, you'll have to connect it directly to the battery...or re-wire the auxiliary plug directly to the battery.

    (If you have any electrical documentation/ specs for the mini compressor, check it's
    electrical load/ draw)

    Of course, there may be other explanations, e.g., some other electrical "fault" in
    the mini compressor itself, or the F650GS Canbus system.

    good luck
    OK, that explains it...but the accessory outlet did not turn itself back on. But I'll test it again...Next time I'll use the mini compressor directly off the battery, I get it. Thanks for the help!

    Norm

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    Stock the accessory plug is useless with its 5 amp rating. If you want to be able to run electric clothing, battery tender, or tire pump wire the accessory plug directly to the battery.

    That was one of the first things I did to my F650GS.
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    Live and learn...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridealot View Post
    Stock the accessory plug is useless with its 5 amp rating. If you want to be able to run electric clothing, battery tender, or tire pump wire the accessory plug directly to the battery.

    That was one of the first things I did to my F650GS.
    Ya I have a dongle wired for heated gear, never thought to plug the tire pump into it, but will next time. The accessory plug is good for charging a phone I guess, that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridealot View Post
    Stock the accessory plug is useless with its 5 amp rating. If you want to be able to run electric clothing, battery tender, or tire pump wire the accessory plug directly to the battery.

    That was one of the first things I did to my F650GS.
    Just picked up on this thread...VERY GOOD INFO, I had planned to head out on a long ride with an airpump wired for the stock accessory plug. Probably more than 5amps and wouldn't have worked.

    I'm being lazy here but do you know which colour wire is +ve on the accessory plug outlet, or, is it easy to tell when you get in there?

    Thanks VERY much, Steve

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    I am glad I read this thread as I did not know the auxiliary plug will only hold up to 5 amps and I carry an air pump in case I need it on trips not knowing I couldn't ever use the auxiliary plug for the air pump. Now I will need to do what has been suggested....
    Bye bye 2006 F650 GS for a 2011 F650 GS.

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    Disconect the battery to reset the canbus plug. Hook the battery back up and plug should work. You can check this with your local wrench. A similar thing happened to my RT and this worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shards View Post
    Just picked up on this thread...VERY GOOD INFO, I had planned to head out on a long ride with an airpump wired for the stock accessory plug. Probably more than 5amps and wouldn't have worked.

    I'm being lazy here but do you know which colour wire is +ve on the accessory plug outlet, or, is it easy to tell when you get in there?

    Thanks VERY much, Steve
    I got a $8 adapter for the SAE connector from the pump to plug into the dongle I already have for the heated gear, and it works like a charm. Didn't need to wire the accessory plug to the battery.

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    Talking I did not have to disconnect battery

    I did not have to disconnect battery only to unplug and turn motor off then restart and plug in. Of course my gerbings were pulling to much so now I wire direct.

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