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1Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:38 am

EnJCoop

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Hi All,
This is a little but annoying thing...
Headlight connector: can the wires be removed easily from this? I can remove one but not the other two and it mildly frustrating...
1984 K100 headlight connector Img_0510

https://i.servimg.com/u/f62/19/89/64/73/img_0510.jpg


What hope is there for my project if I am stumped by this? Ugh...

    

2Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:43 am

Dai

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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

3Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Thanks!! on Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:54 am

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4Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:12 am

RicK G

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It always stumps me how manufacturers like BMW and others can put so much time and research into making what is a damn good bike and then stuff up something as simple as that by not having a relay. 1984 K100 headlight connector 610153


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5Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:13 am

Dai

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I keep a couple of 'electrical' screwdrivers with the ends ground down and reshaped specifically for flattening tangs on terminals.

Rick: ditto using the frame as the main earthing point instead of just picking it up 'in case'. IMDNSHO the only way to correctly design a wiring loom is to include a full earth return.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

6Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:41 pm

duck

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My .02:

Add relays and beef up the wiring. Use a ceramic H4 connector.

Once the wiring is beefed up I use 100/90 cheapo "Xenon" H4 bulbs from Fleabay.  Great bang for the buck.  (Don't use this wattage on stock headlight wiring.)

Adding relays: 
http://www.kbikeparts.com/classickbikes.com/ckb.tech/0.ckb.tech.files/hl.relays/hl.relays.htm


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

7Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:57 pm

BobT

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Never had a problem with that connector, the only people who do are people who fit higher wattage headlight bulbs that give 15% more light for twice as much power and twice as much heat. They also go over the legal 60 watt limit for headlight in the UK and Europe and I would expect most other countries.

    

8Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:45 pm

duck

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Yeah, 100W is technically illegal but I've been running them in all of my Ks for well over a decade and have never had any issues with cops.  But they put out a TON of light and I can comfortably do 80+ MPH at night without outrunning my high beam.

All the cops care about (at least in the US) is illegal HID kits. (I do run those in my driving lights but wouldn't HID kit a headlight due to the stray lighting from a headlight system not designed for HID.)

Never had any heat issues running the higher watt bulbs.  Not even with plastic H4 connectors but I do use ceramic ones now just to be on the safe side.


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

9Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:15 pm

Avenger GT

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@duck wrote:Yeah, 100W is technically illegal but I've been running them in all of my Ks for well over a decade and have never had any issues with cops.  But they put out a TON of light and I can comfortably do 80+ MPH at night without outrunning my high beam.

All the cops care about (at least in the US) is illegal HID kits. (I do run those in my driving lights but wouldn't HID kit a headlight due to the stray lighting from a headlight system not designed for HID.)

Never had any heat issues running the higher watt bulbs.  Not even with plastic H4 connectors but I do use ceramic ones now just to be on the safe side.
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the speed of light =
299 792 458 m / s.
You would be fairly moving to outrun that Duck!!   Cool

    

10Back to top Go down   1984 K100 headlight connector Empty Re: 1984 K100 headlight connector on Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:45 pm

duck

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@Avenger GT wrote:


the speed of light =
299 792 458 m / s.
You would be fairly moving to outrun that Duck!!   Cool


Eats tires pretty quickly too! affraid


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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