Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by heath49036 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:47 pm

I have a 3 circuit breaker bracket that is supposed to mount to either the oil tank bracket or fender. Does anyone have a detailed picture of this they can post?



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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by Pomike » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:15 pm

What bike? What year? As far as I know, on the '65, it was up to the to the dealer. I put mine an the battery tray. Mike

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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:47 pm

The three breaker mount is riveted to the rear fender just below the cross bar behind the oil tank.
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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:49 pm

Since that breaker mount is designed for use on a late swingarm frame and you are attempting to install it on a rigid the location is totally up to you. There is no "proper" place for it to be so anything goes. Perhaps build some spacer mounts for the coil and mount it between the coil and frame. Whatever you do you will have to fabricate something.
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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by heath49036 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:46 pm

I like the idea you suggested as far as mounting it behind the coil. The only problem is the bolt holes on the coil and frame line up at 6 inches. The circuit breaker bracket bolt holes are only 5 inches. The other thing that comes to mind is should the fuses in the bracket be cover with something? I didn't know if water, dirt, weather in general would be a issue. Thanks for putting up with the noob questions.

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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by john HD » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:12 pm

you could mount it inside a stock teardrop tool box.

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:36 am

The other thing that comes to mind is should the fuses in the bracket be cover with something? I didn't know if water, dirt, weather in general would be a issue.
Factory circuit breakers are in the open air.

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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by VPH-D » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:41 pm

If we're dealing with a 58 engine in a 48 frame, one breaker is plenty.
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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by john HD » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:48 pm

VPH-D wrote:If we're dealing with a 58 engine in a 48 frame, one breaker is plenty.
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i agree, i have been running my pan for years with a 30 amp mini fuse in the battery positive lead. it has it's own little rubber caspule with a cover, with the asphalt loom pulled up on either side you can hardly see it under the seat!

i never have had to touch it.

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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by VPH-D » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:10 pm

I agree on the mini fuse idea, they barely show. One advantage to the breaker is that it will reset after it cools, giving you a chance to find the problem.
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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by chuck 56 pan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:23 pm

I mounted the circuit breakers stud to the battery post, then the hot wire to the other stud. there is just enough room for it there. depending on the make of the battery, you may need to space the battery up a 1/2" or so.

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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by heath49036 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:44 pm

I was under the assumption that I needed a 30 amp for the main, 15 amp for the lights and a 15 amp for the Ignition. Does anyone have a pics to share in this application? Thank you.

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Re: Circuit Breaker Bracket Question

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Post by john HD » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:00 pm

nope,

considering the bikes did not come from the factory with a fuse, one 30amp mini works fine.

i believe this is because a stock harness from the 40's 50's and first half of the 60's was made of mostly 12 and 10 gauge wire. the stock battery did not produce enough current long enough to burn anything.

just my opinion.

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