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1Back to top Go down   Decided to rewire my K100RT Empty Decided to rewire my K100RT on Sun 22 Mar 2020, 05:19

Stumpy

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Since I got my K bike, I have had issues that are documented elsewhere on this site. 
Most of the issues are Electrical, so I have decided to rewire the bike, I have bought an M-Unit Blue and I have an M-lock to replace the Ignition key. I am just trying to decide on how many switches I need, due to the problems with the Neutral and Gear indicator on a rewire, I am looking at using the OEM gear indicator. I will make a box to hold the circuitboard and put a clear lens over the display to keep it waterproof. I have auxiliary spotlights wire to a switch on the handlebars, I am looking at using the Hazard switch to power the lights as the M-unit handles the hazard lights. I am thinking about using the current switch as a kill switch similar to the way a car can have power cut to the ignition circuit. I don't want to chop or customise the bike other than to update the electrics. I am buying the parts as funds become available, so this will take some time. I will also replace the dash with a Koso unit. Any sensible ideas are welcome otherwise I will keep you all updated with the progress with photos of the before during and after.


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2Back to top Go down   Decided to rewire my K100RT Empty Re: Decided to rewire my K100RT on Sun 22 Mar 2020, 10:39

chris846

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My own top two tips:

Study the K wiring diagram 'til you're completely familiar with it. Yep there'a a lot of wires, but none of the individual circuits are complicated if you break it down.

If it suits, lose the parking-light-via-the-ignition-key circuit completely. It's a heck of a lot of wiring and complication and no-one in the history of biking has ever needed to leave the parking lights on with the bike unattended.


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3Back to top Go down   Decided to rewire my K100RT Empty Re: Decided to rewire my K100RT on Sun 22 Mar 2020, 11:02

duck

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@chris846 wrote:If it suits, lose the parking-light-via-the-ignition-key circuit completely. It's a heck of a lot of wiring and complication and no-one in the history of biking has ever needed to leave the parking lights on with the bike unattended.

What he said. The parking light thing is also a good way to inadvertently run down your battery if you accidentally pull the key out in that position and walk away. DAMHIK Embarassed


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