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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM
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i am wiring up my relay for my aux fuse box, If I am correct it is the gray wire to power the relay for the switching on & off, question is how hard is it to get at it.

question 2 where am i likely to find the plug by the tank that is used for suzuki opt heated grips.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:39 PM
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1. It's only gray under the rear fender. Ahead of that, it is brown. On my old bike, I slit the sheath running on the left side of the under seat tray to access the brown wire. On the new bike, I used the orange/green wire going to the rear brake light switch.

2. It is on the harness behind the radiator. Hot is orange/green and ground is black/white.
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I just ordered the wiring harness from Eastern Beaver, Jim has all the wiring harnesses that you need for your V-Strom, plus on his website you can read and see pics of harness installations. The tail light connection for the relay is on the website that you are looking for.

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I just ordered the wiring harness from Eastern Beaver, Jim has all the wiring harnesses that you need for your V-Strom, plus on his website you can read and see pics of harness installations. The tail light connection for the relay is on the website that you are looking for.
This is indispensable (tail wiring breakout):



Or just a trigger for a relay:

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Accessing the taillight wire is very easy and doesn't require additional connectors. The entire tail piece comes off very quickly by unscrewing the allen-head screws on each side and the popping it off and unhooking the plastic electrical connector. Then you can remove the crimped wire nut holding the taillight wires together and add another wire before crimping them back together.

On my previous bike I spliced into the wires along the left side of the tail section by the tool kit area, but I found this new way is much easier and neater.
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If you are useing the eastern beaver connectors it isnt in the tail of the bike its under the rear of the tank.
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If you are useing the eastern beaver connectors it isnt in the tail of the bike its under the rear of the tank.
There are two connectors. One is a relay trigger wire from the power to the rear brake light switch under the rear of the tank to power a fuse block. The other is a tail light breakout connector at the rear to provide power for auxiliary lights and the tail light wire can also be used for a relay trigger wire in a different place.
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The entire tail piece comes off very quickly by unscrewing the allen-head screws on each side and the popping it off and unhooking the plastic electrical connector.
If you have a full luggage setup, it's not a "very quickly" process. That's why I like the breakout harness. I'm apt to change electrical things on a regular basis and the harness does make it a "very quickly" event.
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