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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

Mystery electrical connection on 86 K100 RS Img_2022


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1986 K100 RS
    

Inge K.

Inge K.
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Non OEM.


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Inge K.
K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

kioolt

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


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2004 R1150RT 186,800 miles 
1991 K100LT 128,700 miles
1982 R100RT 106,900 miles
Total 422,400 BMW miles

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Point-Seven-five

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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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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

indian036

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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



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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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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 are in 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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blaKey

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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!



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K100RS 1986 RED!

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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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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
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