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    Terminal strip-Terminal block????

    Putting my project bike, my Dad's 1990 R100RT back together. I would like to add a stand alone terminal block,strip (?) from the battery. Right now there are three ground wires and four positive wires. What I'm looking to do is have only two wires off the battery and the rest coming off the fused terminal block. Anyone know where I could find something like this? Is there anything like this for BMW's?

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    A quick search for "terminal blocks" easily turns up MANY suppliers on the internet. Even your friendly NAPA or Autozone carries a supply. Not familiar with a "BMW" product for this use; but this isn't the problem actually.

    Where are you going to install this device?
    How many circuits?
    Do the circuits need to be fused?
    How large T X W X L will it need to be vs where you can mount it.

    The functionality of what you are trying to do is great; but you have several questions to answer before you actually go shopping........God bless........Dennis

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    Did a so-called "Quick Internet Search". Found nothing helpful that is why I posted. Four circuits, # 14,16,Gu., 2X4". Shouldn't be to hard to find some place to mount it. I think I did mentioned fused. Maybe this is to much to ask for a older BMW. My 2012 Honda GL1800 has no problem. I have several added circuits from a relay controlled board on the GL. All I was looking to do was add something to power my GPS, power outlet to charge cell phone etc..

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    One solution is a power distribution panel. One that I like is the Fuzeblock. Each circuit is fused and can be connected to content power or switched power.
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    Are you looking for "JUST" a terminal strip to do your own re-wiring?
    Try http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en and then just scroll on down to terminal blocks in the Connectors section.

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    I bought mine (large copper plate w/ terminal points) from a boat yard. Try a marine supply outfit.
    Marty - in the western Oregon mountains.'06RT, (gone '04RT, '86 Venture Royal, '81 Yamaha Virago920, '82Suzuki GS1100GK, '76 Suzuki GT750, Triumph 750 Bonneville, BSA Road Rocket 650, 61" Harley knucklehead)

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    I get my terminal strips here.



    http://www.allelectronics.com/index....Terminal+Strip

    This one might be a possibility for what you have planned. I think they have jumpers for the strips if you need them.

    http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...l-block/1.html

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    Terminal strip-Terminal block????

    I use a product from Powerlet called aptly "The Terminator". Basically an extension of the "+" & "-" terminals on your battery. I use it on my Ural Patrol and not my BMW. On that rig the battery is not that easy to get to but the real reason for the Terminator is that I just have too much of a stack of accessory wires going to the terminals (heated gear, Tender Pig-Tail, Extra 12V, etc.) yet not enough to justify a full blown fuse block. I know some folks just use a longer terminal bolt, I don't like that idea. This is a simple solution and in reality after buying and seeing it in the flesh it wouldn't be such a hard thing to fabricate yourself. However for what I consider cheap (I think it was around $49.00) Powerlet has packaged a complete Plug-and-Play product, all hardware and even tie-wraps. Also comes with a 20amp in-line water-proof fuse and holder. Takes about 20 minutes or less to install and you don't have to find a permanent spot for a fuse block.
    A few months after installing it I found a better streamlined way to run the original accessory wires (Pre-Terminator).
    Was able to just re-route Terminator and re-attach via tie-wraps. You could/can do this as many times as you want to so it's pretty flexible to use.
    Bought from TPI or Arrowhead or Whitehorse Gear... one of the Dual-Sport vendors.

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