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Mounting of a Centech AP1 Fuse Box

Question for the crowd - what's the best way to mount my Centech on my 03 K12GT? I've got the location selected (on the inside of the rear fender - between it and the rear portion of the passenger seat), but looking at options to mount it... Initially I was going to mechanically connect it with small bolts through the fender, but now I'm thinking a strong adhesive or adhesive tape. What's been done - what works well? Any better location ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Adhesive tape won't hold it and all the wires you've got to stuff in if you use the right wire thickness.

I used stainless screws and bolts straight through their 4 pillars and the fender. They supply 4 self tappers which I never used. The pillars can be ripped out of the board easily. The rear fender is curved so you need to be careful getting any holes aligned right.

I didn't think it was a particularly good aftermarket product, particularly in the weather proofing department and there's no main incoming fuse included. I added a piece of plastic film over mine.



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Mounting of a Centech AP1 Fuse Box

I mounted my Centech fuse box in the tool tray of my 2004 K1200GT. It keeps it out of the rain and gives easy access.

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You can use 3M dual lock and stick it right on the plastic fender for very easy access. The main supply wires will slide under the front cross member for an almost totally hidden look. I think I removed two of the four little mounting feet from the centech by using a pliers and kind of spinning them in the circuit board (gently, don't break the board) until they became loose enough to remove. This is a great setup with very easy access to the fuses and wires. I found it on this site, as I would have never thought that it would fit there. I then took a piece of duct tape and stuck it on the plastic behind the AP1 and wrote on it with a sharpie to identify the fuses.

By the way, easternbeaver.com makes some really nice prefabbed wiring/relay kits for the AP1. I highly recommend using one of his kits. He does an excellent job and his work if of the highest quality. Definitely worth the $40 or so I paid him for the harness.
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You can use 3M dual lock and stick it right on the plastic fender for very easy access. The main supply wires will slide under the front cross member for an almost totally hidden look. I think I removed two of the four little mounting feet from the centech by using a pliers and kind of spinning them in the circuit board (gently, don't break the board) until they became loose enough to remove. This is a great setup with very easy access to the fuses and wires. I found it on this site, as I would have never thought that it would fit there. I then took a piece of duct tape and stuck it on the plastic behind the AP1 and wrote on it with a sharpie to identify the fuses.

By the way, easternbeaver.com makes some really nice prefabbed wiring/relay kits for the AP1. I highly recommend using one of his kits. He does an excellent job and his work if of the highest quality. Definitely worth the $40 or so I paid him for the harness.
I thought about all the extra work, relay, 60 Amp fuse etc afterwards.

If I did it again I'd use the rubber sealed individual blade fuseholders and run 3 on the right side frame member, 3 on the left and hook it all up with crimp and sleeve. Very compact and weatherproof.



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