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What are these wires?

So I was tinkering with my bike when I got home, found these random wires with connections and was wondering where they go. Looks to me like they should be connected? One is under the right side cover by the battery, the others are up by my headlight. I hope they are my fuel gauge and temp gauge wires, but probably not.

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i believe those are the accessory power positive and negative

negative is the black with yellow wire
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Should they be hooked up? Or are they for accessories.
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No they should not be hooked up. They were designed for accessories, but since the Vulcan 750 stator does not make enough power to run electrical accessories, I never understood why they are there. Jerry.

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No they should not be hooked up. They were designed for accessories, but since the Vulcan 750 stator does not make enough power to run electrical accessories, I never understood why they are there. Jerry.
I have to call bullshiet on that. My bike ran two driving lights , a voltmeter, a panel light for the voltmeter , and also charged my cell phone while I rode and powered my XM radio.

The Vulcan produces about 75 EXTRA watts of power that one can use for whatever they want....as long as they do not go over that figure. My driving lights used two 20w halogen bulbs, and along with the voltmeter were plugged into the accessory leads in the headlight shell. The rear accessory leads went to 12 volt outlet that I could plug my phone in. Both I believe are fused with with 10 amp fuses. Most "electrical items" like cell phone chargers, GPS units, MP3 players, and some radios , use very little power to start with, and do not even come close to eating 75 watts.

The only time one would have issues is if they try to run something that uses more power than the bike has available....

Those power leads are there for a good reason. Do understand they are not switched however, so if you leave something plugged into them that uses power it can drain your battery when the bike is off.


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75 watts?? That means I could use my electric gloves. I have never used them on the Vulcan, because I was afraid of frying the stator. I use them on my Rebel 250, and Yamaha XT225, but I have installed switches on those bikes to turn the headlights off when I use the gloves. Obviously I do not use them at night. To late, winter is over. Maybe next year. Jerry.

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Before I read that the electrics on this bikes were limited, I had two 50 watt lights added to light up the road ahead for me. I had at least 160 watts of head lighting alone. Lucky for me nothing ever fried. I now use 15 watt helper lights.

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My stock headlight is great. Halogen lights are a definite improvement over the old sealed beams. I've never had any need for additional light, but would like to use my electric gloves next winter, which is about 8 months away. Can anybody confirm just how much power the Vulcan stator puts out? Jerry.

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