Let me set the stage...the bike is a 2012 R1200GS. To the best of my knowledge, the "as-is" configuration is:
-Denali LED lights powered through a relay which derives their power from a Rowe Electronics PDM60. LED's use the Twisted Throttle lighting kit which which is triggered by the OEM lights through the included relay.
-WoLo Bad Boy air horn which is powered through a relay wiring kit (Eastern Beaver) which derives power directly from the battery and is triggered by the OEM horn wiring. The OEM horn is disconnected.
-Powerlet accessory port which connects directly to the battery and is used to power my Gerbing heated gear and as a charging port for a Barttey Tender.
SO, the battery has four connections (Main, Powerlet, air horn relay and LED relay). It is busy. I should add that the PDM60 fuseblock is mounted is a place that requires the gas tank to be removed for access...and this I HATE.
The fuses for these circuits are included in the wiring so they are fairly scattered, take up a lot of room and are somewhat hard to access.
The bike is calling out for a central fuseblock in an easily accessible location like the tool tray, which is where my last fuseblock, a Centech AP-2, was located.
I'd like to reconfigure all of this so that the Battery connects to the Main power and a single fuseblock, say a Centech AP-2...so there would be just two connections. The fuseblock would then power the airhorn relay, the LED relay and the Powerlet outlet.
Here's my question.
I have recently learned that some have concerns about relays feeding current back into the bike's electrical system and causing damage. In fact, Eastern Beaver offers a "diode option'' with their PC-8 fuseblock/wiring kits specifically for BMW/Canbus systems.
Given that I would have THREE relays...one supporting the fuseblock itself, a second supporting the LED lights and the third supporting the air horn will a single diode inserted into the wiring kit which supports the fuseblock protect against this potential hazard from the relays associated with the horn and LED's?
Thanks for the help,