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Since I don't have a CB and never intend to have one I used that space in the bottom of the trunk to install two fuse blocks. I cut a piece of 1/4" thick Plexiglas the size of the cavity and mounted both fuse blocks and a grounding bar on it. One fuse block is hot all the time and the other one is hot only when the key is on with a relay. I ran the two wires from the battery (inside a tygon tubing for protection) up along the frame under the seat and through two small 1/4" holes drilled into the back of the trunk. That way I only have two extra wires at the battery terminals instead of half a dozen which seems to be normal. The positive wire has an inline 15w. fuse in it....with other fuses of different smaller sizes in the fuse block for intended uses. In the center of the Plexiglas I drilled a hole the size of a medium prescription bottle and keep all the extra size fuses inside the bottle should I ever blow a fuse.
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I installed mine by bolting it to the plastic cover directly in front of the battery. Everything is very accessible. Got the idea from a post a while back. It was to glue it but I found that tiny nut and bolts worked better.

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Thanks to all for the replies.

Thanks to schiel1 I decided to fit my fuse block in front of the battery. To my amazement, it did fit. Didn't try before
because I didn't think it would.

The fuse block I'm using has both switched and constant positions, which I need. I guess this makes it larger than some blocks and
it didn't fit where some had suggested. Also didn't want to drill any holes. Another point for me is I need easy access because I do
some timed riding runs. Under the seat wouldn't work for me at this time.

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Thanks to all for the replies.

Thanks to schiel1 I decided to fit my fuse block in front of the battery. To my amazement, it did fit. Didn't try before
because I didn't think it would.

The fuse block I'm using has both switched and constant positions, which I need. I guess this makes it larger than some blocks and
it didn't fit where some had suggested. Also didn't want to drill any holes. Another point for me is I need easy access because I do
some timed riding runs. Under the seat wouldn't work for me at this time.

Again, THANKS

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Your welcome. I was also surprised it fit also when I did mine. I bought 3 different ones until I found one that would work.

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Thanks to all for the replies.

Thanks to schiel1 I decided to fit my fuse block in front of the battery. To my amazement, it did fit. Didn't try before
because I didn't think it would.

The fuse block I'm using has both switched and constant positions, which I need. I guess this makes it larger than some blocks and
it didn't fit where some had suggested. Also didn't want to drill any holes. Another point for me is I need easy access because I do
some timed riding runs. Under the seat wouldn't work for me at this time.

Again, THANKS

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I believe I have the same one (Fuze Block) but I couldn't see how to place it near the battery. Any chance of getting you to post a picture?


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[QUOTE=edmKC;3431833]I believe I have the same one (Fuze Block) but I couldn't see how to place it near the battery. Any chance of getting you to post a picture?

What year bike do you have? This fits on my 2012 Wing, but will not fit on my 2002 Wing. I think it should fit on 2012 and newer .
The Fuze Block, (with a Z) will fit on the FRONT of the battery to the right, facing the bike, of the battery strap. The side cover will fit over the fuse block.

For photo, check post #12 by schiel1. (click on thumbnail)

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I believe I have the same one (Fuze Block) but I couldn't see how to place it near the battery. Any chance of getting you to post a picture?

What year bike do you have? This fits on my 2012 Wing, but will not fit on my 2002 Wing. I think it should fit on 2012 and newer .
The Fuze Block, (with a Z) will fit on the FRONT of the battery to the right, facing the bike, of the battery strap. The side cover will fit over the fuse block.

For photo, check post #12 by schiel1. (click on thumbnail)

Hope this helps.

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I have the link 4 posts earlier but here it is.
http://Www.gl1800riders.com/forums/a...3&d=1458727741

I have a 2012 bike.

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I believe I have the same one (Fuze Block) but I couldn't see how to place it near the battery. Any chance of getting you to post a picture?

What year bike do you have? This fits on my 2012 Wing, but will not fit on my 2002 Wing. I think it should fit on 2012 and newer .
The Fuze Block, (with a Z) will fit on the FRONT of the battery to the right, facing the bike, of the battery strap. The side cover will fit over the fuse block.

For photo, check post #12 by schiel1. (click on thumbnail)

Hope this helps.

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I have a 2006, so I guess that explains why it won't fit under the side cover on mine

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Nice job. Who would have thunk to put it there. It looks like you drilled a hole out and fished the wires under the seat. What brand / part number fuse box and where did you buy it?

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