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Larry Myers

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Can anyone assist in identifying the electrical connection pictured below? It looks like a male 110v plug affixed to the plastic housing (close to the factory alarm system). Two wires (red and white) exit from the back and terminate with a small plug. It is not connected to anything. The bike starts and runs fine

thanks in advance


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Inge K.

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Non OEM.


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I'm 99.999% sure it's not OEM. Remove it and forget about it.


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On board battery charger?

Block heater for cold weather? Heater removed, but wiring left behind. Not sure where it would be, but it would use 110vac


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The 'plug' mounted on the box is the same as those used in Oz for 240V AC, but given your location, much more likely to be 110V.

I wouldn't want to put 240V, or even 110V through the 'plug' on the end of the wires, though.

In Oz, it would be for an on-board battery charger/keeper, but we don't generally have temperatures that need a block heater.
If its cold enough to need a block heater, would you be riding?

I agree with other responses - ignore it or better (in case someone connects it to a wall socket), remove it.

Bill



Last edited by indian036 on Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:13 am; edited 1 time in total


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1985 K100RT Blue. VIN 0029036K100RT ENG 104EA25852071
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1984 K100RT White. VIN. 0023022K100RT ENG 104EA32848523
    

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Larry Myers

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Thanks guys. I was thinking it may be an on-board battery charger (looks a lot like the small plug end on my trickle charger).Since it was not connected to anything, and the bike seems to run fine, I wasn't overly concerned. The bike is new to me and we arein the "honeymoon" phase so I want to know as much as I can as I get it ready for Spring riding.


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My computer at home and at work has that socket as the 240v feed into the CPU. Quite common here.

Sorry Bill, just saw your post. No sense repeating what you said!



Last edited by blaKey on Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:06 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : info double-up.)


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Holister

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Bill is spot on. Its an IEC male socket used on appliances like desktop PCs. Its rated at 240VAC 10A. Considering its connected to a 12Vconnector its more than a bit of bodgie to say the least and is not only unsafe but downright dangerous.


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