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1Back to top Go down   What's this plug for? Empty What's this plug for? Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:36 pm

michaelvass

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I recently removed the RH storage box from my 1986 K100RT for the first time and discovered this loose electrical plug.  Can somebody please tell me what its for?  Some kind of optional electrical accessory?

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2Back to top Go down   What's this plug for? Empty Re: What's this plug for? Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:32 pm

charlie99

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Looks like a radio  antena extension lead   at a guess


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3Back to top Go down   What's this plug for? Empty Re: What's this plug for? Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:55 am

michaelvass

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Okay.  I don't think these bikes were fitted with radios (unlike the LTs?), so maybe a previous owner had one at some stage.

    

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Ed

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Factory fitted radios are on the left as far as I know , unless PO moved it , which would have taken a lot of modding ,
maybe they had a 2 way CB or intercom unit in there. Just a thought .


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5Back to top Go down   What's this plug for? Empty Re: What's this plug for? Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:52 am

Dai

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I'm going to state the obvious: trace the cable and find out where it hooks into the main loom. If you can then give us the colours of the wires that it connects to, we stand a good chance of identifying its purpose.


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6Back to top Go down   What's this plug for? Empty Re: What's this plug for? Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:00 am

Holister

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Its held in place with some duct tape so it's not factory. Its a coaxial cable connector for an aerial as charlie said. Nothing like that would've been fitted for an AM/FM radio. Its for CB. You'll probably find the other end up the back where the aerial was.


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
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7Back to top Go down   What's this plug for? Empty Re: What's this plug for? Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:44 am

michaelvass

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@Dai wrote:I'm going to state the obvious: trace the cable and find out where it hooks into the main loom. If you can then give us the colours of the wires that it connects to, we stand a good chance of identifying its purpose.
Will do as soon as I get back to the bike next week.  Thanks Dai

    

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