trying to make sense of accessories - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Electrical
Where does this wire go?
Includes Electrical mods, Lights, Stator,
Rectifier, Diagrams, etc

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
xavier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)
 
trying to make sense of accessories

I just finished Installing a relay block per the scribd article slimvulcanrider has posted. Im doing this in an attempt to rewire, and possibly get rid of stuff I dont need. I bought the bike with some after market driving lights, a system that a company named pulsar makes that pulses my head lamp, long blue tank lights on each side and somehow my tail signals both come on when I brake.

Im looking at how everything is done one by one. Im not very experienced in electrical but this seems straight forward for the most part.

The first question is about where my two fog lights are connected to, and a possible reason. Its connected to the empty female spade connector behind the right cover wich is a White\Blue wire. Is that a wire being powered through the bikes electrical/stator and not the battery? Or is it just a way to draw fused power from the battery through the JB? Im wondering if i should leave it like that or instead connect it to the block i just put in. and im going to have similar question about the other stuff but it gets a little hairy from here.
xavier is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 06:02 PM
Sparky!!!
 
slimvulcanrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,695
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
First off the blue/white wire... it is fused through the JB main fuse. its an always on source though. I would wire your relays to that white blue wire and have then triggered by an ignition switch source.
slimvulcanrider is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
xavier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)
 
so instead of connecting the power of the relay to the positive on the battery. Connect it to the Blue\White Wire. I had already connected it to the battery but that would be a easy change. As for the ignition activated switch I connected it to the white tail light.
xavier is offline  
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Sparky!!!
 
slimvulcanrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,695
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
yes you want the relay to be fused... but to the battery with an inline fuse would be better.. your trigger wire set up is correct... make sure to ground the other side of the coil pin 85 or 86 depending upon which one you used for the positive side.
slimvulcanrider is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
xavier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)
 
part of the real reason for even starting this is the system the pulses my headlight. its wired to my highbeams and is only powered when my highbeams are on. It also has a on\off switch aside from that. Ive noticed though, that if i have the highbeams on to long it drains my battery even if I have the the switch off on the system. plus it make my headlight light on my dash turn on while i have the sysyem on. I think thats why ive had the problems from before. Im not sure if anyone can help seeing as they might not have the system i have but if possible id like to wire it right and keep it
xavier is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Sparky!!!
 
slimvulcanrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,695
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
Disconect the HL Modulator, test your charging system. Then after your charging system is confirmed to be good, take a test light and ground the aligator clip to the frame touch the test probe to the negative battery terminal. Hook up the HL Modulator while watching for the test light to come on. LIGHT SHOULD NOT COME ON. If light comes on then you have a short some where.
slimvulcanrider is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
xavier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)
 
Ok so I just looked at the write up that Seebeeare posted. These are my results along with how i set my multimeter just to make sure.(like I said earlier I have very little electronic experience)

Also one of the wires from the HL modulator is connected to a yellow black spade connector in the HL bucket. Is that an extra connector?

Bike off
A:. resistance (case to stator wires),
A___1___ohm, B____1____ohm, C____1____ohm (meter set to 200ohm since its the lowest setting)

B: resistance (between the three poles)

AB___.6____ ohm, BC____.6____ohm, AC____.6____ohm (meter set to 200ohm since its the lowest setting)

C: AC

Bike running
C: ac volts (between the three poles) (meter set to 200 Vac) the Number kept jumping around

AB__19-20___acV , AC ___19-20___acV,BC____19-20____acV

Last edited by xavier; 05-12-2010 at 09:41 PM.
xavier is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 09:58 PM
MANIC MECHANIC
 
vulcanjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dale City, VA
Posts: 942
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to vulcanjoe Send a message via Yahoo to vulcanjoe
if you have 1 ohm resistance from stator to case your stator has shorted and needs to be replaced.


34k so far
VN750.com member #613
Keep the shiny side up
coastered
de-goat and baffles removed
jetted 42-150 2 shims
Earshaved with unifilters
inside of tank coated
spline lube
long Beach Blue Pearl Paint 4/07
Shindengen FH012AA r/r
TPE stator
Exide sc30lfa Battery 28ah 445cca
Saddlemen saddlebags
2001 HD fatboy solo seat
Custom taillight & rear turn signals
Fergy's coil relay mod
Fiamm El-Grande high/low tone horns
vulcanjoe is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
xavier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)
 
does it mean ive been running off of my battery alone? Ive been riding her like this for a little while. Since ive been riding like this have I been possibly causing other problems?
xavier is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 10:35 PM
MANIC MECHANIC
 
vulcanjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dale City, VA
Posts: 942
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via MSN to vulcanjoe Send a message via Yahoo to vulcanjoe
you may still be charging a little but it is not enough to keep from discharging the battery with the high beams on.


34k so far
VN750.com member #613
Keep the shiny side up
coastered
de-goat and baffles removed
jetted 42-150 2 shims
Earshaved with unifilters
inside of tank coated
spline lube
long Beach Blue Pearl Paint 4/07
Shindengen FH012AA r/r
TPE stator
Exide sc30lfa Battery 28ah 445cca
Saddlemen saddlebags
2001 HD fatboy solo seat
Custom taillight & rear turn signals
Fergy's coil relay mod
Fiamm El-Grande high/low tone horns
vulcanjoe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome