blade fuse block conversion and general fuse ???


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blade fuse block conversion and general fuse ???

Postby aznyaz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:11 am



Is there a how-to article on the blade fuse conversion I've read about? Is it something that should be done before it's needed? Where is this conversion done? Pictures always help.

Also, where is the best place to buy the fuses used in the fuse block inside the faux tank?

Thanks.

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Re: blade fuse block conversion and general fuse ???

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:24 pm

I've bought those glass fuses at Harbor Freight before - they have they fairly cheap.

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Re: blade fuse block conversion and general fuse ???

Postby cal3san » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:53 pm

It's a fairly simple process to convert the dogbone main fuse to a blade fuse.

1. Purchase 30-amp/heavy blade-type fuse holder and 30-amp blade-type fuse from local auto parts store. Don't forget to get spare fuse for the tool kit.
2. Remove dogbone fuse.
3. Measure fuse holder so it will fit under the current fuse holder and clip wires to length.
4. Attach large "eye hole' lugs (yellow) to each end of fuse holder and crimp.
5. Use shrinkwarp to cover and water proof lugs.
5. Insert fuse holder (with 30 amp fuse ) in place of dogbone fuse and securely tighten. Put a dollop of vaseline over screws to ward off water.
6. If you're creative with a set of dikes, notch either side of cover so it will fit over the new fuse holder and hold in place.

Here's photos of fuse holder installed and then with the cover notched and in place.
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Re: blade fuse block conversion and general fuse ???

Postby Dakotaman » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:00 am

That was a great suggestion. I finally got around to doing it myself, and it looks just like the above pictures. I still have two dogbone fuses which seem to be good, but this way will be so much easier replacing one. This site is a really good place for help and problem solving!! I thoroughly checked the other fuse box in the false tank, and the contacts are really clean and in good condition. I think the two previous owners kept the wing in a garage, when not riding it, and I am also!!




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