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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2008, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Found two disconnected wires...

Today makes two months since I bought the bike and since the engine started dying on me and I found a loose negative battery cable on the battery I thought I should clean and check all the electrical connections I can.

I believe tightening the "Ground" has fixed the engine dying problem. And it has helped my headlight come on more often when I start the bike...but still it doesn't come on every single time and before I buy a junction box or headlight reserve switch I thought I'd clean and check the connections as recommended in "Verses."

Doing so this morning I found two disconnected wires that seem to have two bullet connections in each one. One is blue with a stripe (Thanks to camera flash serving as my memory I forget the color of the stripe), and the other is yellow with a black stripe. I couldn't seem to find them in the Kawasaki Manual. Anyone know what they are for? Since they have two bullet connections in each one I'd guess for some pair of lights...
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i have those same two disconnected wires on mine, i was also curious as to what they were
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If I remember right these are extra wires to plug in accessories. There are also a couple behind the headlight.
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If I remember right these are extra wires to plug in accessories. There are also a couple behind the headlight.
Yep - for those accessories that would draw too much load if we were to install them anyway.

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no more than 8 amps!
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Accessories for up to 8 amps. Cool!
Don't think I'll use them for anything but you just never know.
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Funny you should ask about these leads...

These leads are great for running (for example) a small air pump, in case you or one of your riding buddies has a flat tire. Or maybe a GPS unit.

Just last night, I configured a cigarette light socket (along with about 6 feet of wire) to work with these spare power leads--just in case I need to power my small air pump.

You can do the same by using "bullet" connectors, with say, 16 gauge wiring. 16-14 gauge "bullet" connectors work great with the metal ends of these power leads.

BTW: my VN750 owner's manual says that these leads can handle up to 10 amps.

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Now I'm getting an idea. I could 12v charge my cell phone battery on one of the long trips I'd like to take if the sun ever comes out and decides to stick around.

I'm not great on electrical stuff, but I noticed that each connection had two sockets in each one. Is this one connection each for a hot and the other a ground? or two hots each and ground to the bike?

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Ones hot and ones is ground.

The manual should read "these leads are fused at 10 amps" not that you should run 10 amps on them.

I used mine in the rear to add a waterproof "ciggerette" plug for charging cell phones. The one in the headlight shell was used for my driving lights.

If you read your owners manual it tells you about them and the colorcode/polarity of the wires. They are not switched power...meaning they are "hot" even with the ignition off.


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Wow..this is really neet...so where do i find an owners manual for my '92?
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