Part: Posi-Lock Universal Blade (ATC / ATO) Fuse Holder
Why You Need This:
We all love our Honda CB's, CL's and SL's and vintage simplicity is what makes them great. To be honest though, not every part on them is perfect and there are a few things that would be nice if we could modernize. Such a part is the glass fuses (and their subsequent holders). Original glass tube fuses are behind the technology curve and the original crumbling holders and fuse boxes are the same. They can be nearly impossible to find at times; especially on a road trip, in the middle of Podunk, leaving you stranded, just needing that one little fuse to get going again (I wonder how we know this...).
Well if you want to leave that "part" of the past behind you, swap in the Posi-Lock Universal Blade (ATC / ATO) Fuse Holder; a clean and easy way to update the fuses on your vintage Honda. These fuse holders utilize both standard or mini size ATC / ATO blade fuses, are vibration proof and can be installed (and removed) without special tools. These are way nicer than the mystery plastic fuse holder available at most auto parts stores! The best part is that ATC / ATO blade fuses are available all auto parts stores as well as gas stations and super markets or you could snag one from your buddy's car. Thus they are easy to find if and when you need one.
Bikes like the Honda CB175, CL175, CB350, CL350 Scrambler, CB450 and the CL450, which use a single 15A (amp) glass tube fuse for the entire bike can be upgraded with just a single blade fuse holder. With the later bikes such as the CB360, CL360, CB500T, CB550 and CB750 that all use a multi fuse set up in the wiring harness, multiple fuse holders will be needed to substitute for the factory fuse box and fuse location can easily be moved moved with minimal modification.
Sold individually and available to work with wire gauge sizes 14 through 24 gauge (most wires on the vintage Honda's are 16 gauge).
Installation Tip: Strip about 1/4" (6 mm) of insulation off each end of the wire, insert the threaded caps over the ends of the wire and slightly fan out the loose strands of wire. Do not twist the ends of the wire prior to installing them in the threaded cap. Install the cap and wire into the body of the lock and begin to thread the cap in place, while keeping pressure on the wire while tightening the cap to the body. Once snug, give the wire a gentle tug to see if it has locked properly, it should not move or pull out. If it does try again, you may need to strip just a hair more of insulation off the wire. Insert your fuse until it clicks in place and makes contact and that is it! You have now upgraded your bike to use modern blade ATC / ATO fuses.