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Photo of new fusebox install

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by fjpish, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. fjpish

    fjpish New Member

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    I thought I would share this photo of my new fusebox install. This is the box from chacal (HCP378BC Replacement FUSEBOX). Old fuse box is removed, tool tray support is cut away to allow new fuse box to be mounted to airbox. There is still plenty of material left to support tray and the attached ingnitor. Spade tabs (barely visible) are angled towards front to allow existing wires (with new connectors) to reach. Only the four fuses to the left are used. The others are left in there as spares. No more glass fuses! Woohoo!
     

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    artgostick New Member

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    nice and clean install. well done.
     
  3. Zookie400

    Zookie400 Active Member

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    took the words right out of my mouth....looks factory, thumbs up!
     
  4. chacal

    chacal Moderator Moderator Supporting Vendor Premium Member

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    Very nice!
     
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    bill Active Member

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    Great Job!
     
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    bigfitz52 Well-Known Member

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    Textbook. Thanks.
     
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    Beautiful job! I will be doing the same soon might need a few pointers :D
     
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    MN-Maxims St. Paul Minnesota

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    Very Nice
     
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    Funny this post was brought up tonight as I was just about to post on how I spent this Sunday evening.

    I have owned the bike for 12+ years now and had always cringed when I looked at the fusebox mess the PO had left for me. The tangled mess never gave me any problems that I am aware of but I am happy I finally got around to cleaning it up a little.

    As you can see from the photos below the PO had spliced inline fuses into the harnes using "competition orange" wirenuts. Though they never gave me any trouble I was suprised at how much corrosion was under the wirenut on the main circuit.


    Shangovi when you begin plan NOT TO BE IN A HURRY, use a high quality pair of wire strippers/crimpers and most of all shrink tube is your best friend
     

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    WiseManSage New Member

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    Ive also done the same for my XJ. Help me with loads of problems i was having. Very nice install.
    Here are are few pic of my handy work....

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  11. Polock

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    :cry: i like my glass fuses :cry:
    i think they might be original
     
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    Polock. I double dog dare you to push on the clip ends that hold the fuses! If you do this, don't plan on going anywhere because they are very likely to break. The only time my bike has let me down is when a fuse clip broke 100 miles from home. I jammed the fuse into the bottom of the clip and made it home. I wired in 4 waterproof blade fuses and things have been fine ever since. It's not as pretty as those boxes that Chacal sells but I didn't know he had them at the time.
     
  13. MN-Maxims

    MN-Maxims St. Paul Minnesota

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    Polock your lucky that those cheap clips Yamaha used have not broken yet. I just touched mine and they broke. You must have gotten the only good ones they made.
     
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    MN-Maxims St. Paul Minnesota

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    SecaBob Nice work also. I just love the creative ideas you guys have here.
     
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    don't worry Polock i'm knocking on wood for you i need to upgrade also i have the same kind SecaRob had and are starting to get in the way
     
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    i know, i'll look at them before spring
    the sad part is i have a new fuse block on the bench, but i have a whole bunch of new glass fuses too
     
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    Thanks! Not sure how comfortable I am with the connectors sticking out like that. I'll probably fabricate something to cover them up
     
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    I used a food container lid.
     
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    MN-Maxims St. Paul Minnesota

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    Awesome Wizard
     
  20. yamaha4life

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    Mr.Wizard...lol i call you Mr. out of respect 8) not sure if that pic makes your bike that much cleaner or me that much more hungry wish that would work on my 750 but would restrict air flow
     

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