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Old 07-04-2011, 02:22 PM
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Hi everyone I just stumbled across this fuse box a bit pricey but looks like it would make a good install candidate for the 1100 series. - - -
Hi Mike,
way overkill and expensive to boot. For $60 you can get a TC fusebox (see my PM to you) AND a Stebel-Nautilus air horn to wake up the soccer moms.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:40 PM
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Thumbs up While the hunt for TC is on CheckMark makes a move

Okay I missed the 20 amp max part so what about putting to 60 Amp fuses in parallel with that one. Oh boy we won't find them either.

Is TC an XS11 member I mean I scanned the member list and he has either changed his initials or goes by something else you all recognize. Or I've gone blind ha.

I got the tank, headlight and seat remounted. I pulled all the connectors in the headlight bucket apart and reconnected them. Did not see any molten ones inside or out and about. I turned the switch on and held my fuse a while this time it was behaving nicely, cool, calm and collected to the touch. So I'm going to fire her up and go get gas this time with a bit of knowledge. I rearranged the fuel lines again nipped an inch off a couple and looked closely for kink free install. Stuck the white plastic dip stick into the final drive and rear diff all clean looking and topped up. Engine oil looking good also. Re adjusted clutch to see if could make slip go away.

Headed out for gas a stop at hardware store and a bite.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:50 PM
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this will take you to who you are looking for bud.

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Old 07-04-2011, 04:20 PM
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TopCatGR58, post #6 in this thread, that is TC. PM him.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:26 PM
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Nope. Max circuit capacity is only 20 amp and your main fuse is a 30 amp circuit.

Why not just get the one from TC?
Not only that, with the size of that thing I don't know where you would mount it. It wouldn't fit in the stock location which would mean extending the wires to the mounting location or finding a way to relocate them.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:38 AM
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I'm new here to and I have a box from TC on the way. It's really the best fit plus TopCat is a great guy (very helpful) and buying from TC supports the site.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:59 AM
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Okay I missed the 20 amp max part so what about putting to 60 Amp fuses in parallel with that one. Oh boy we won't find them either.

There's a fire just waiting to break out there. If you don't know jack about electricity, get someone that does know to help you.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:02 AM
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Yeah, when it comes to electrical, bigger is not always better...
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:06 PM
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Yeah, when it comes to electrical, bigger is not always better...
Actually with electrical, in most cases bigger is seldom better, it's not ALWAYS worse, but very seldom better and very often when dealt with by someone who is inexperienced or untrained is worse or in some cases even dangerous.
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Jardine Spaghetti 4-2 exhaust system
Spade Fuse Box
Turn Signal Auto Cancel Mod
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TC Spin on Oil Filter Adapter (temp removed)
XJ1100 Front Footpegs
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:03 PM
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Basic rule is if it carries current, bigger is good, but if it limits or uses more current, bigger is bad. We've both seen all the factory smoke let out when this simple rule isn't followed...
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'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:39 PM
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Basic rule is if it carries current, bigger is good, but if it limits or uses more current, bigger is bad. We've both seen all the factory smoke let out when this simple rule isn't followed...
Ah yes, the smoke theory of electonics/electricity. The theory that all electrical/electronic components/parts work on smoke. The proof the the theory which we have all seen, is if the smoke gets out, it doesn't work anymore, and no matter how hard you try, you can't get the smoke back in.
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Jardine Spaghetti 4-2 exhaust system
Spade Fuse Box
Turn Signal Auto Cancel Mod
750 FD Mod
TC Spin on Oil Filter Adapter (temp removed)
XJ1100 Front Footpegs
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:42 PM
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Basic rule is if it carries current, bigger is good, but if it limits or uses more current, bigger is bad. We've both seen all the factory smoke let out when this simple rule isn't followed...
Oh, and the bigger if it carries current is not always good, if the original size is big enough, going bigger in something that is subjected to vibration will make it more prone to failure at the end points from fatigue because of the extra weight. With electrical wiring, once it's big enough, unless you are increasing the expected load, increasing the wire size beyond optimal is adding wasted weight and material.
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Duplicolor Mirage Paint Job (Purple/Green)
Vetter Windjammer IV
Vetter hard bags & Trunk
OEM Luggage Rack
Jardine Spaghetti 4-2 exhaust system
Spade Fuse Box
Turn Signal Auto Cancel Mod
750 FD Mod
TC Spin on Oil Filter Adapter (temp removed)
XJ1100 Front Footpegs
XJ1100 Shocks

I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:16 AM
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Thumbs up Fuse block update

I finally received the SSDI I thought the shenanigans in congress was going to cut off. And got my order in for TC's fuse block. Undaunted and aware of this silly fuse thing I rode her to a local restaurant and back yesterday. It died twice each time I wiggled 30 ampere fuse and got my electrics back. I can't find where that silly wiring break is as much as I looked. It is almost as if the break is inside the insulation of an offending wire.

I also found a NOS tank black with gold flake and was about to buy it. When someone beat me to it.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:24 PM
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I finally received the SSDI I thought the shenanigans in congress was going to cut off. And got my order in for TC's fuse block. Undaunted and aware of this silly fuse thing I rode her to a local restaurant and back yesterday. It died twice each time I wiggled 30 ampere fuse and got my electrics back. I can't find where that silly wiring break is as much as I looked. It is almost as if the break is inside the insulation of an offending wire.

I also found a NOS tank black with gold flake and was about to buy it. When someone beat me to it.
Usually it is the brass contacts that actually hold the fuse that become fatigued, weak and eventually break.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:35 PM
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check battery

I once had a wierd problem similar to yours with an old 81 KZ1000 and after checking everything and pulling half my hair out I replaced the battery for ****s and giggles and that ended up being the problem.
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