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#139595 - 12/07/17 10:32 AM Power Wiring
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I just finished adding power for my GPS, and volt indicator.
I made a short video of the install...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxDh8BYdnwE
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#139596 - 12/07/17 02:05 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: spooky]
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Nice setup for the power wiring on your XT250, Spooky. Thanks for the video walk through. It was informative and well done..
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#139606 - 12/07/17 10:07 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: spooky]
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Thanks Az4x4. I try to pass along any thing that may be of use to others.
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#139783 - 12/22/17 12:56 AM Re: Power Wiring [Re: spooky]
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You might want to consider replacing the terminal strip with a small fuse block to add protection to your devices.
I am using this one: https://www.bluesea.com/products/5045/ST_Blade_Compact_Fuse_Blocks_-_4_Circuits
I tucked the fuse block into the empty shelf behind the left side dust cover(the opposite half of the took kit shelf)before I built the nav tower.


Edited by thinman (12/22/17 01:02 AM)

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#139790 - 12/22/17 04:30 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: thinman]
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Originally Posted By: thinman
You might want to consider replacing the terminal strip with a small fuse block to add protection to your devices.
I am using this one: https://www.bluesea.com/products/5045/ST_Blade_Compact_Fuse_Blocks_-_4_Circuits
I tucked the fuse block into the empty shelf behind the left side dust cover(the opposite half of the took kit shelf)before I built the nav tower.


Thanks for the tip, and link to that fused terminal strip. I'll keep that link for future use. My strip, is fused, by the fuse in the charging pigtail installed by dealer to charge the battery.
Even though the current drain is small ( GPS & Volt Ind.) I sized everything so I could add more later. I'm still thinking of some LED lights like I put on my NX250 this fall. Maybe a set on the XT250??
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#139797 - 12/22/17 05:06 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: spooky]
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You might also consider coating the terminal block with silicone caulk to water proof it.

And speaking of that.... you desperately need to find a mud puddle or twelve. Your bike is much too clean. smile
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#139801 - 12/22/17 06:39 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: peejman]
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Originally Posted By: peejman
You might also consider coating the terminal block with silicone caulk to water proof it.

And speaking of that.... you desperately need to find a mud puddle or twelve. Your bike is much too clean. smile


Good tip, will do.
Blame the N.H. winters! I picked it up and drove it home on a sunny day with temp's around 40 deg's. Parked it, and here it sits for the winter. Currently 19 deg's, and light snow falling.... Burrr !


Edited by spooky (12/22/17 06:40 PM)
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#139802 - 12/22/17 09:25 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: spooky]
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Originally Posted By: spooky
My strip, is fused, by the fuse in the charging pigtail installed by dealer


Check the amp rating of that fuse. It's probably 15 amp. Your accessories and wiring will melt before that fuse blows.
Also, your bike needs some mud.


Edited by thinman (12/22/17 09:26 PM)

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#139806 - 12/23/17 03:07 PM Re: Power Wiring [Re: spooky]
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They put a 7.5 amp in. I'm leaving it in, as it's not to bad for my current drain. If I add LED lights, it will be OK.

As for mud, It's going to be kind of hard to find some, right now, as we are having an ice/rain storm. Maybe if I chip away some ice, and use my ice-pick to get some dirt. Mix with some hot water, and make some mud in my shop... Hmmm' ??

You guys have a Merry Christmas, and hope Santa is generous to all.
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