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1Back to top Go down   Is this wiring legit? Empty Is this wiring legit? Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:43 pm

brianpen

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Found this wiring configuration tapped into the number 1 fuse. Is this something a previous owner did to find switched power? Or is there another explanation? Thanks.Is this wiring legit? 20230110

    

2Back to top Go down   Is this wiring legit? Empty Re: Is this wiring legit? Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:26 pm

Dai

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Done by a PO. Fuse no.1 should have a green wire with a black tracer on one side (green/black) and a green wire with a yellow tracer on the other (green/yellow). I can't be certain from the picture, but it looks as if the green/yellow has survived and the Scotchlok (horrible thngs! - should be banned outright) has been clipped to the remains of the green/black wire. If the green/black wire is still intact (can't see it) then yeah; he was looking for a switched connection. Trouble is, if it has any real load on it then it's going to cause problems because it routes through the kill switch.

Where does it go?


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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3Back to top Go down   Is this wiring legit? Empty Thanks Dai Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:20 pm

brianpen

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Thanks for the quick response.
It is routed up to the headlight area. I thought I would use it to power led driving lights (minimal draw). Or do you think I would be better off to just grab power from a turn signal?

    

4Back to top Go down   Is this wiring legit? Empty Re: Is this wiring legit? Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:46 pm

duck

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How much draw for the LEDs?

Where I tap things in for switched power is the Green/Brown wire of the round white nylon alarm connector.  That is switched power via Fuse 7.


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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
    

5Back to top Go down   Is this wiring legit? Empty Re: Is this wiring legit? Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:05 pm

brianpen

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10 watts x 2 Cree leds. Mostly for conspicuity during the daytime.

    

6Back to top Go down   Is this wiring legit? Empty Re: Is this wiring legit? Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:21 pm

duck

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Those will be fine run from the green/brown wire.


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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   Is this wiring legit? Empty Re: Is this wiring legit? Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:11 am

Dai

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I'm in agreement with Duck. That's a 1.5 amp current draw, so not too much.


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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
    

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