PAL type fuses - correct number


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PAL type fuses - correct number

Postby dwitgoldwing » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:19 pm



After searching on the web for the proper PAL type fuses for our wonderful GL1500 bikes, I found that the part number for the Bussmann fuse was incorrect in the original article.
Today, I purchased the two fuses shown in the pic from Autozone.
The actual Bussmann part numbers are:
BP/FLB-70-RP for 70 Amp fuse
and
BP/FLB-80-RP for 80 Amp fuse

I like the idea of the extra amperage and also availability of fuses at auto parts stores like Autozone, NAPA, Advance AutoParts, O'Reilly AutoParts and others.
Converting my bike over as of the writing of this post.
Thanks to all my Goldwing brethren and all the info we share.
Man, I love our bikes!!! :)
Best to all of you.
DW




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Re: PAL type fuses - correct number

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:22 am

I am not a electrical guru ...but generally you shouldn't increase the amp of fuses unless you change the wiring as well as the device; as if the amps increase you may burn out the wire or device before the fuse.
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Re: PAL type fuses - correct number

Postby dwitgoldwing » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:11 am

Yes, that is correct...when changing the alternator to a higher amperage output, one is supposed to change the leads to the battery and ground.
When I get ready to change mine over I will change the cables as well.
I tend to overbuild my stuff and use the next heavier gauge wire.
I like headroom...

There are lots of Wingers with higher output alternators running much more power than originally designed.

I just wanted those who have the larger alternators to get the proper information for the PAL type fuses.
Thanks,
DW


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