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04-19-2019 03:53 PM
panton189 Hello, I'm new to the forum. Just purchased the Skleen rear tail light kit and would like to install it using the eastern beaver brake/tail adapter. Do I also require the PC-8 Fuse Panel from Eastern Beaver or is the adapter alone sufficient. Any clarification would be appreciated. Thanks
01-05-2019 10:15 AM
Squirrelly The Fuzeblock can be ordered with a set of battery tails that terminate on screw clamps on the FZ1.
it has a choice of switched or constant feeds to the items connected, you just move the fuse to suit. and connect to the screw clamps. You need to source a switched live wire, a Positap connector comes in the kit.

Relays. I'm 61 and have never... ever... had a failed relay in a lifetime of owning cars and bikes. Has anyone?
Even if by the very worst of luck it happens you can buy 2 FZ1s for the price of a PC8 once you've paid UK VAT, postage and customs duty.
01-03-2019 05:55 PM
Motobiker I only mentioned the Din/Hella plug because Im very familiar with them. but, they have a trick up their sleeve.

In the photo below.. there is a Din plug.. these almost always come with a red cap, most people think this is just some kind of protection, but what it actually is, is a converter.. click it onto the plug and the Din plug becomes a cigarette lighter (socket) plug.

Practically every Din plug you buy will come with this red cap.. because many more people (car drivers?) have power sockets in their cars and they are always cigarette lighter type.

for your "always live" socket you can just as easily use one of those if the Din isn't convenient.

something like this.. which has a 10A fuse. http://tinyurl.com/y9pa54mm

or you can contact this chap and he will make one up for you exactly how you like. http://tinyurl.com/y9675mtj
01-03-2019 03:31 PM
VaraderoTwin
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Originally Posted by Maxply View Post
Fitting the PC8 is very easy if you buy the bike specific kit, and the instructions he provides are very good.
Wiring up the accessories is more taxing though, as you may want/need to remove various panels and possibly the tank (although I managed to fish the wires through without removing the tank).

Thanks, will probably try to snake the wires like you did instead of removing half the bike...



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Originally Posted by Motobiker View Post
Assuming the bike you are buying has a standard lead/acid battery. I would combine 1&2 and fit a power socket that is identical to the one on my R1100GS.

This is an always live 15A fused DIN/Hella socket that is connected directly to the battery and is always 'live'. This means I can plug an optimate straight in to charge the battery. you can easily buy a DIN plug as an optional extra. it also means you will always have power available even with the engine switched off.. for items like a tyre pump. And you can easily fit a USB plug. I have one to keep my iPad charged when touring. (I dont own a smart phone)

main and only negative is that you need to remember to unplug anything that cannot be turned off if the bike is going to be stored. so.. pull that USB plug out... and plug the battery minder in.

Heated grips.. might as well be connected to the spare socket at the front end of the bike. and you might as well do the same for the lights If they're always on, rather than feed cables from the front end to under the seat

the Horn is a straight swap I believe.

TPMS that I have seen is battery powered and wirelessly connects to a smart phone... and I would very likely use the socket mentioned above for that.... with the phone on a mount at the heandlebars.

Im not sure that an eastern beaver PC8 is actually necessary. but then, its not my bike. the above is how I would do these things. I can certainly see the utility of the PC8 though.. and ive already watched one being fitted on YT and it seemed well within my own capabilities. and Im probably as inexperienced as you are. certainly it might be easier than using the front connector. But, even if I went down that route, I would still fit the 'always live' socket. because that is so much more handy than the OEM which has certain limitations.



Thanks very much Motobiker.


Yes itís a late 2017 model so with the old style battery.Interesting idea about the DIN/Hella, and a higher amp rating would be goodtoo. Though then Iíll need to carry a cigarette lighter to Hella adapter forthe GPS (car version tomtom) and a Hella to usb adapter for the phone etc. Willhave a think about this.


As for unplugging, not a problem! Living in London, if youdonít unplug something, someone else will do it for you! Haha, so I never leaveanything plugged in unless Iím riding.


The bike dealer had said he didnít recommend hooking upgrips to the spare front end socket. Not sure about the science behind it butpossibly too much power being drawn from the front assembly?


But you are right about the benefits of having a always livesocket, and Iíll keep this in mind. Thanks again.




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Originally Posted by Squirrelly View Post
Or save yourself £100 and buy an FZ1 Fuzeblock from Nippy Normans?

Thanks Squirelly. How does the FZ1 fuzeblock connect thought? Can you get the rear splitter since I have the GPS tracker or would I have to make something up myself? Also read that the relay is integrated, so if that blows, would have to change the whole thing?


I've rethought everything and might get away with just getting the Eastern Beaver 3CS, and save myself 50USD.
I can get the Honda OEM 12v socket and splitter for my fog lights, and then use the "always live" circuit on the 3CS for the battery charger. Hot grips will go onto one of the switched posts and then I'll have one spare. Decided for the Denali soundbomb mini so I won't have to rewire as it is plug and play.What do you guys think?


Should be enough for me. When I think I've done with just a 12v and battery charger on my Varadero for 7 years. These Honda engineers really did a great job. They made a bike everyone wants, but that everyone wants to upgrade constantly. It's like buying a Mercedes... "Yes please, I would love to have electric windows for 2000$"


And now a very dumb question... What do I need to get to connect plain stripped wires from fog lights or the hot grips to the 3CS? From the pictures I can't really tell, it's not like just screwing the wire down on the PC8.


Thanks in advance guys.
01-03-2019 08:54 AM
Squirrelly Or save yourself £100 and buy an FZ1 Fuzeblock from Nippy Normans?
01-03-2019 05:14 AM
Maxply Fitting the PC8 is very easy if you buy the bike specific kit, and the instructions he provides are very good.
Wiring up the accessories is more taxing though, as you may want/need to remove various panels and possibly the tank (although I managed to fish the wires through without removing the tank).
01-02-2019 06:24 PM
Motobiker
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Originally Posted by VaraderoTwin View Post
Hi All,


1. OEM 12v socket
2. Battery quick charge cable
3. Heated grips, Oxford Touring Advanced
4. Fog lights and/or handguard with leds (I had bought the Acerbis vision LED for my Varadero, but am now selling the Vara sadly 
5. Denali soundbomb mini
6. Possibly a TPMS (as I want to install the 3M tubeless system at the back to be fully tubeless, and the same at the front although Iíll still use a tube).
Assuming the bike you are buying has a standard lead/acid battery. I would combine 1&2 and fit a power socket that is identical to the one on my R1100GS.

This is an always live 15A fused DIN/Hella socket that is connected directly to the battery and is always 'live'. This means I can plug an optimate straight in to charge the battery. you can easily buy a DIN plug as an optional extra. it also means you will always have power available even with the engine switched off.. for items like a tyre pump. And you can easily fit a USB plug. I have one to keep my iPad charged when touring. (I dont own a smart phone)

main and only negative is that you need to remember to unplug anything that cannot be turned off if the bike is going to be stored. so.. pull that USB plug out... and plug the battery minder in.

Heated grips.. might as well be connected to the spare socket at the front end of the bike. and you might as well do the same for the lights If they're always on, rather than feed cables from the front end to under the seat

the Horn is a straight swap I believe.

TPMS that I have seen is battery powered and wirelessly connects to a smart phone... and I would very likely use the socket mentioned above for that.... with the phone on a mount at the heandlebars.

Im not sure that an eastern beaver PC8 is actually necessary. but then, its not my bike. the above is how I would do these things. I can certainly see the utility of the PC8 though.. and ive already watched one being fitted on YT and it seemed well within my own capabilities. and Im probably as inexperienced as you are. certainly it might be easier than using the front connector. But, even if I went down that route, I would still fit the 'always live' socket. because that is so much more handy than the OEM which has certain limitations.
01-02-2019 02:44 PM
VaraderoTwin
Accessories that may need the Eastern Beaver PC-8

Hi All,

Would appreciate some help with the Eastern Beaver PC-8. Getting my manual AT at the end of the month and I've been spending hours researching all the goodies to put on it.
Included in the purchase was a free Datatool TrakKing Adventure, a GPS tracker system and I think this will likely be fitted to the 6p connector found at the far rear left under the passenger seat.

So my question: If I want to get the Eastern Beaver PC8, I think I also need to get the ďRear Accessory Splitter https://easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_..._crf1000l.html that Eastern Beaver also sells. Is this correct?

Now on the PC8, I guess I want the PC8 with Relay Kit for USD 109.95, which seems to be bike specific. I plan to have the following accessories on the bike:

1. OEM 12v socket
2. Battery quick charge cable
3. Heated grips, Oxford Touring Advanced
4. Fog lights and/or handguard with leds (I had bought the Acerbis vision LED for my Varadero, but am now selling the Vara sadly 
5. Denali soundbomb mini
6. Possibly a TPMS (as I want to install the 3M tubeless system at the back to be fully tubeless, and the same at the front although Iíll still use a tube).

So I guess for these things I definitely need the PC-8. But I think it would be best that the Honda OEM 12v socket be wired into the headlight fairing. If I do this, then I donít need to buy the power splitter for front fairing power connector do I? Or would you recommend I get the splitter anyways so that I can always wire in something else at the front if needed, like the TPMS for example?

Finally, for someone with little electrical knowledge, apart from making a few bottle lamps and wiring cables into plugs and bulbs, would this be something I leave to a real mechanic to do?

Thanks very much to all in advance,
11-19-2018 03:21 PM
lee711
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Originally Posted by Squirrelly View Post
So for a PC8 and a rear splitter that will cost about £170 inc delivery and taxes. Hmm....

Might be worth a look - https://www.adventurebikeshop.co.uk/...-replacement-/ I'm about to order one as the denali powerhub 2 I had fitted has let me down, poor design and not really upto the job. Pitty as their spot lights are top notch.
11-19-2018 12:12 PM
Squirrelly So for a PC8 and a rear splitter that will cost about £170 inc delivery and taxes. Hmm....
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