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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 16-Jul-2019, 10:32 PM (147) Thread Starter
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Only 3 Fuses?

As I'm getting ready for a road trip on my 2019 R1250 GSA, I was checking to carry some spare fuses. According to the manual (and checking for myself), there are only 3 fuses. A 10A, 7.5A and a huge 50A alternator fuse. That's it? With all of the electronics this bike has and it basically only has two fuses...Am I missing something?

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The bike has a CANBus electrical system, which means electrical circuits are monitored by a computer. When the computer senses an anomaly caused by an overload or short it shuts down the circuit. Turning the ignition off will reset the circuit if the fault is no longer present. Prior CANBus equipped BMWs had no fuses.

You need to understand the CANBus system before you add any electrical accessories or you will create a mess.
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