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1Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:02 pm

BronzeBeast

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I was tracing the wire for the power outlet in the dash (removed gas tank)  Got to the bundle and while loosening it all up, i think I disconnected this wire.  (see two arrows)  The male side says 'choke' on the paper tab.  
Did it unplug from the right arrow?  I didn't think I unplugged anything, but it seems this came apart, though I don't want to plug in if it's supposed to be disconnected.

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2Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Woodie

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I don't have a specific answer to your question but if nothing has been changed from original then the colour of the wires and the specific sockets will tell you a great deal.  The wiring schematics in the tech pages have all the information you need to be able to identify everything.  BMW used a lot of different sockets and I would say that it would be hard to get the wrong things plugged in to each other.

Others will be along to give you a really specific answer though I'm sure.


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3Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:29 pm

duck

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What year is your bike?  If it's 91 or later BMW stopped installing theTB switch for the choke light in the instrument cluster so the wiring labeled choke is not connected to anything.

http://www.k100-forum.com/t13977-where-d-my-choke-light-go


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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4Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:33 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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It could also be clutch switch wire as its the same switch on 2v.

2V has 4 of them all same part, front brake, rear brake, choke, clutch


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 96,650 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell
    

5Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:53 pm

duck

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:It could also be clutch switch wire as its the same switch on 2v.

2V has 4 of them all same part, front brake, rear brake, choke, clutch

The switches are the same but the wires of the main harness that they connect to are not:

Choke switch: Violet/White and Brown

Clutch switch: Green/Black and Black/Green


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:48 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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It is a good idea to label the loom side of the plug connector.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 96,650 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell
    

7Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:55 pm

duck

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:It is a good idea to label the loom side of the plug connector.

Not sure what years but on some US bikes BMW labeled them in English at the factory.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:58 pm

duck

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BB:

Your left arrow is the connector for the yellow choke indicator in the cluster.

If you follow the wiring from your right arrow it should end up at a switch on the rear of the throttle bodies if it's the choke indicator switch.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

9Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:01 pm

Two Wheels Better

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@duck wrote:What year is your bike?  If it's 91 or later BMW stopped installing theTB switch for the choke light in the instrument cluster...
Duck, I went back and looked at his intro. It's an 87 K100. This is an example of members needing to put the bike's specifics in their signature line so we're not guessing when asked.


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10Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am

BronzeBeast

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@duck wrote:BB:

Your left arrow is the connector for the yellow choke indicator in the cluster.

If you follow the wiring from your right arrow it should end up at a switch on the rear of the throttle bodies if it's the choke indicator switch.

Thanks, perfect, I will trace it on Saturday.



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11Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:51 am

BronzeBeast

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:
@duck wrote:What year is your bike?  If it's 91 or later BMW stopped installing theTB switch for the choke light in the instrument cluster...
Duck, I went back and looked at his intro. It's an 87 K100. This is an example of members needing to put the bike's specifics in their signature line so we're not guessing when asked.

Sorry, just joined last week, I'm new here.
I will take care of that now.

    

12Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 am

BronzeBeast

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Signature Test

Edit:  Weird, other forums when you add/ change signature, it updates all posts.


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13Back to top Go down   Electrical question Choke wire? Empty Re: Electrical question Choke wire? on Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:26 am

BronzeBeast

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@duck wrote:BB:

Your left arrow is the connector for the yellow choke indicator in the cluster.

If you follow the wiring from your right arrow it should end up at a switch on the rear of the throttle bodies if it's the choke indicator switch.

Thank you  everyone, now my choke indicator works!
Dash socket still isn't live, but tested wiring previous owner had (for his last decade charging) and it was live, so going  to use that.   Very Happy


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