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1Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 3:43 am

cbluez

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I've only had the K75s (1987) for 3 days and am refurbing it..Tonight I noticed a Plug covered by a nice springy cap that sits flush on the cover.
It's located on the cover for the coils at the top..
Lifting the cap, Inside is a round tubular brass looking connector that I'm not familiar with.
I haven't taken the cap off yet to see the back..

Any idea what this is?? Question

    

2Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 3:47 am

rosskko

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My guess is a power outlet.

They are a strange little device I think used for 24 volt applications as well as our 12v system.
And welcome Cbluez

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3Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 4:07 am

MikeP

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rossko wrote:My guess is a power outlet.
Yup. That's what it is and very handy it is too.

From powering mobile phone chargers, tyre compressor and plugging-in a battery tender. Knock-up an emergency inspection lamp and carry it with you (handy for looking for dropped keys in the dark if nothing else Wink ).

It's also a handy place to piggy-back power for a SatNav without splicing into the loom (this is my K1 but the principal is the same):

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4Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 4:12 am

cbluez

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Hmmm...It could be...It has a nicer cap...spring loaded
That's a strange looking male plug, but it sure looks like it's the appropriate unit.

    

5Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 4:13 am

cbluez

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Thank you...!.. Laughing yes I think you guys are right...I'll put a multimeter on it tomorrow, and see if power out..
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6Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 4:29 am

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Hey Cbluez, maybe Mike's photo confused you and I should have posted a picture of what it looks like on a normal persons bike.
It's not like I am jealous or anything.
It's just that I am jealous.
The unit is seen on the coil covers
Actually a bit hard to see, but it is hiding behind the frame. Almost.
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7Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 4:50 am

MikeP

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Okay. Here it is in use on a "normal" bike Wink :

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8Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 5:18 am

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It's a "merit" type socket and the plug for that is called a "merit" plug...funnily enough.


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9Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 5:32 am

DeRodster

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Yep its a "Merit" or "Hella" type all right, see here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4165
Same on my K11.
Am using mine to trickle charge battery when bike is not in use.
Most accessories use standard "cigar lighter" plugs so you'll have to buy or make an adaptor to suit.
I am making one of these...
Strange Plug with Spring cap? Merit_10[img][/img]

Good luck with it

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10Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 5:36 am

MikeP

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I just buy them and swap the cigar-lighter type over. The centre connection is positive, the outer is neutral.

    

11Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 6:19 am

twincarb

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I found that over the years time had taken it's toll and there was no 12V waiting to escape.... A dab of solder on the outside soon sorted it out... But they are on the list of parts to replace.

MikeP, It's the first Plymouth bike night of the year down at the Hoe tonight are your going to be down with one of your bikes?


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K75cster

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John Deere provide the same plug for those living more then three miles from the CBD


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13Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 6:58 am

MikeP

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twincarb wrote:
MikeP, It's the first Plymouth bike night of the year down at the Hoe tonight are your going to be down with one of your bikes?
Not my cup of tea I'm afraid. I have the social instincts of a hermit. Strange Plug with Spring cap? 178468 Once asked why I don't take part in "ride outs" I pointed out that if I wished to travel from point A to point B with a lot of other people, I'd go by bus. Strange Plug with Spring cap? 652573

    

14Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 7:20 am

klompy the grey brick

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rossko wrote:Hey Cbluez, maybe Mike's photo confused you and I should have posted a picture of what it looks like on a normal persons.
normal person bwahahaahaa...Rossco you are normal...heeehhheeee..a couple of beers should fix that.

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Chassis number0019026
Vehicle code0503
SeriesK589
ModelK 100 RS 83 (0502 ( 0503 )
Body typeK 100 RS 83 (0502
Catalog modelECE
Production date1984 / 07
Engine0513)

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15Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty Re: Strange Plug with Spring cap? Thu May 02, 2013 12:53 pm

DeRodster

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et voila,
My version of an adaptor
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Happy days

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16Back to top Go down   Strange Plug with Spring cap? Empty THANK YOU! Thu May 02, 2013 1:21 pm

cbluez

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Wow..thanks Guys,,that is definately the unit...
If I have anymore dumb questions like "where can I get a foot of brake hose" I'll be sure to ask!

Or..where can i get the flat nuts that fell out of the muffler after I took off the guard to paint it?..duh...

    

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