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Title: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on June 20, 2012, 08:13:26 AM
I'm about to embark on fitting heated grips and some fog lights. I'm not having Honda products as they're way to expensive.

I'm assuming that the wiring is already there on the bike so it would be good to connect into them.

Has anyone had the fairings off yet and found the connectors for grips and lights. If so a few clues as to where they are would be nice. I'm not strong on auto electrics so any pointers would be good

Ta
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strider on June 20, 2012, 08:39:58 AM
Harry, The electrical connector you need for the heated grips is behind the left hand front side panel. you need to undo the two allen head screws. Then there are four plastic push button poppers to remove, two at the top of the inner fairing and two at the bottom. ( you need to push the little tiny circular on the poppers inwards to release them ).
Next you need to push the fairing forward, to do this I found that if you push on the right of the fairing forcing the fairing to move to the left ie: towards the front of the bike. You need to do this to disengage the two hooks that hold the fairing on. It is very easy and I hope I haven't made the job of removing the panel sound difficult.
You will find an empty electrical plug with two switch lives in it, however I think there is a Honda wiring loom that connects to the plug which you may need unless your prepaired to cut the existing plug off and attach your wires to the cut ends. Good Luck Buddy
Title: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strats on June 20, 2012, 11:51:06 AM
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
I think there is a Honda wiring loom that connects to the plug which you may need unless your prepaired to cut the existing plug off and attach your wires to the cut ends

Correct, there is a harness from Honda, and I'd be REALLY CAREFUL about cutting wires in a loom.
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: peace on June 20, 2012, 12:03:34 PM
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Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on June 22, 2012, 10:13:17 AM
Thanks Strider;

The plugs you talk of, are they Honda specific or can they be found on the net. I don't fancy cutting off things  :005:

Anyone found the wiring for the spot lamps ?
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strider on June 22, 2012, 04:07:15 PM
The spare plug with the switched lives in it would seem to be a Honda specific plug. You would be a wise man if you purchased the wire from Honda that plugs into this plug, then you could attach your grips very easily.
look at this picture. The wire thats coming out of the plug is the wire I fitted to my satnav. Your plug will be empty. The plug has little black rubber bungs in the ends to keep the plug waterproof. I hope this helps you.  :490:
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on June 22, 2012, 04:14:49 PM
So how do you know which pin/wire is for which accessory or doesn't it matter ?
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strider on June 22, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
I don't think it matters as both the switched lives are the same amps and both are 12v. ( unless anyone knows different )
Here is another picture of the Plug from a different angle.
 
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strider on June 22, 2012, 04:31:59 PM
Here is the Crosstourer's wiring diagram, Look for the plug that says "Optional (Dell)" Thats the plug we are talking about I think, - Sorry I cant translate, I don't speak foreign :008:
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on June 27, 2012, 09:36:13 AM
Thanks for the help Strider.

I've got some rather nice spots with a neat little switch and relay I took off the GS and some heating elements for the grips

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Symtec+heat+grips&_sacat=0 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Symtec+heat+grips&_sacat=0)

Used these before and they're excellent. Nice little rocker switch that I intend to locate in the spare switch in the fairing and as they retain the original grips they're nice and slim and even look factory. Don't get massively hot but do the job. They're also at £40 somewhat cheaper than the Honda items :005:

So, top box, rear hugger, fender extender, heated grips and spots so the cadgers don't kill me. Apart from the screen which will probably be the MRA extension I've just about got the bike how I want it. :152:
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strider on June 27, 2012, 12:43:10 PM
Harry H, good luck with all your projects. I'm just waiting for Honda to send me my taller screen - it still hasn't arrived. When I eventually get it I'll attach the MRA spoiler and see how that combination works. ojo's happy with his spoiler. Happy days..................
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on June 29, 2012, 04:25:54 PM
Well I dived in with gay abandon looking for the plug to connect too. Managed to canniblise an old connector to get the right size pins to fit the plug which worked perfectly. Gaffer taped it all back up. Looks a little heath robinson but I'm happy it'll last.

Found the earth off the diagram above and picked up one of the live leads. All OK. Spent 45 mins wrestling with the old grips to get them off and back on again after fitting the heating elements.

Stood back to admire my work and have a congratulatory smoke.

All looks rather good and you'd never know the grips aren't factory all for £45.

Sodd's law though that of the two live leads coming out of the connector one of them is continually live so I had to take it all to bits and reconnect to the switched one.

I wish we had an English version of the wiring diagram that also wasn't missing a load of information on the right hand side :164:
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on June 29, 2012, 04:37:49 PM
Whilst I was at it I also fitted the old fogs I took off my GS. Still need to do the wiring yet but I thought I'd live with them a few days and make sure I'm happy with the look before I dismantle the bike again to run the cables.
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: matchip on June 29, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Harry H [+]
Stood back to admire my work and have a congratulatory smoke.

If there is a Like button on this thread, I'll click one!
Looks neat. Nice work!
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Strider on June 29, 2012, 06:36:14 PM
Harry, well done for having a go and succeeding in you project. The wiring diagram is complete if you look on the second page the wires reappear on the left of the next page. I've looked all over the Net and I can't find an English version. Your bike looks good.  :490:
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: Harry H on July 03, 2012, 10:10:32 AM
Decide to wire up the spots last night. The feed comes off the battery with a switched relay. I used the same supply as the grips for the relay but getting the main feed back to the battery was no easy task. Bloody hell it's tight in there (said the actress to the bishop). At one stage I though I was going to have to lift the tank which would have meant all panels off both sides but with a lot of poking and jiggering managed to get the wires through in the end.

Fitted a nice little switch on the bars which just squeezes  in between the main switch gear and the clutch assembly so is barely noticeable. Really don't need the spots to see but rather be seen on those dark wet winters nights on the way home from work.

The triangular light sequence of two spots and a headlight makes a huge difference  in standing out in traffic.
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: mihai codin on March 28, 2015, 05:42:01 AM
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
The spare plug with the switched lives in it would seem to be a Honda specific plug. You would be a wise man if you purchased the wire from Honda that plugs into this plug, then you could attach your grips very easily.
look at this picture. The wire thats coming out of the plug is the wire I fitted to my satnav. Your plug will be empty. The plug has little black rubber bungs in the ends to keep the plug waterproof. I hope this helps you.  :490:


does the connector  have round or flat pins inside?
Title: Re: Fitting electrical accessories
Post by: douglas on March 28, 2015, 07:44:24 AM
 From memory small flat pins