Note: On Kits with one unswitched fuse, it is always the fuse with red wires that is unswitched. The 3 Circuit Solution is extremely flexible in the ways you can install its components. The components usually are installed close to the bike’s battery but this will vary from bike to bike. Take your time and lay the components out and try and find the best places for installation. Be careful and disable and protect your bike’s battery terminals from shorting out. Use the included cable ties to secure everything after you have tested it.
1 - Remove seat and/or whatever else you need to get good access to your bike’s battery.
2 - Start by loosing and taking the bolt off the battery’s NEG terminal. Move the wires aside so they won’t touch the NEG terminal during this installation.
3 - Loosen and take the bolt off the battery’s POS terminal. Make sure there is no main fuse on the 3CS’s main fuseholder yet. This should be installed last, after everything is finished. Now attach the main fuseholder ring terminal on top of existing wires on the POS terminal of the battery’s. Move the new terminal to face forward and slightly left. Replace the bolt through all terminals, and tighten snugly.
4 - Now position the Kit’s main ground ring terminal over whatever wires were there before, insert the bolt and tighten snugly.
5 - Run the ground wires down along behind the battery (VStrom) or any other routing out of the way.
6 - Position the relay on the back of the underseat tray (VStrom). Drill a small hole and attach the relay with a cable tie (or nut and bolt). Other makes should look for an existing bolt or plastic flat area to drill a hole to mount the relay.
7 - Place the three smaller fuses of your choice in the 3 fuse fuseholder. Do not place the main 30A fuse in the main fuseholder until you are finished the install. You can buy different value fuses if that suits your accessories better. If you bought a 3CS with one unswitched circuit, it is the one with red wires.
8 - Put the cap on the 3CS and push it cap first down into the open area to the left and rear of the battery (Strom). On other makes, look for similar unused areas the 3CS will fit into and push it in cap first. You’ll have to pull it out to change fuses.
9 - Switching lead - the Posi-Tap supplied must be connected to a hot wire which is only on when the bike is on. (VStrom) A special connector is supplied which plugs into the rear brakelight switch connector found under the rear of the fuel tank. DL650 owners see note at bottom. See here for Posi-Tap installation.
10 - Route the three circuit connectors from the 3CS down along below the square frame tube. Before connecting any accessories to the 3CS, finish and test that it’s working correctly.
11 - Go back and cable tie everything in place. Leave the 3CS loose enough so it can be pulled up later for service, but not so loose that it will rattle around.
12 - Now you can install any Kits or accessories you want connected to the 3CS. Any connectors unused can be cable tied up so they don’t move around. It is advisable to remove the fuse from any circuit that isn’t being used.
DL650 Owners note:
On ALL DL650s the switching connector is a bit harder to find. First unbolt and prop up the rear of the fuel tank. The rear bolt has a built in prop. Now unbolt the coolant tank and lift and you will see the connector you need to plug into.