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post #1 of 6 Old 04-03-2011, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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DL 650 5K wiring aux LED to ignition ?

I have Skene photon LED light that I wold like to have on all the time while riding.
I hope to connect to the ignition wiring, but the wires are not like my manual wire diagram
There are 7 wires not 5 as shown in the wiring diagram and the colors on the bike are as follows:
1 Big solid orange, 2 Big soild red,1 brown with grey dot, 1 grey with dark dots, 1 black with yellow stripe and grey dots, 1 orange with white stripe and grey dots.

The manual show 1 Red, 1 Orange, 1 orange/yellow stripe, 1 Gray, 1 Brown.

Any ides how to proceed. I need a ground and a hot wire connections

thanks in advance.
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You're best bet is an O/G orange wire with a green stripe. The OEM heated grip connector behind the radiator and the power lead the the rear brake switch are good examples. I can't speak to the discrepancy with the manual but the dots are just to indicate wire length. They are not part of the color code.

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Greywolf, I don't understand. Are you saying find an orange with yellow stripe to attached the red hot wire and give up on wiring anything to the ignition wiring which does have a orange with white stripe ? What would be the ground wire for my black wire? I have a red and a black wire to attached and the black is the ground.
My LED light at on the front forks.
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Any orange wire with a green stripe wire is an ignition on hot wire. You can attach your red wire from the light to it. Any Black with a white stripe wire is a ground wire. You can attach your black light wire to it. The O/W wires feed the coils. They can get coil induced spikes so are not recommended. A short in your wiring would also kill the engine. The O/G wire is a signals wire. If your add on wiring shorts out, you would only lose your turn signals and brake light. If you intend on adding any more electrical stuff, a relay triggered fuse block would be a good idea.

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Thanks for the help. I have a black wire with a white strip that is in the head light wiring that I could use of the ground. As for the two orange wires in the 7 wire ignition wiring. One is a thick orange with no stripes and the other is a smaller gage orange with a white stripe. Can I assume that the larger gage orange is the hot. If, so that could be my next attempt.
I let you know if it works.
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The orange wire is ignition on hot direct to the regulator rectifier output. If your add on wiring shorts out, it will blow the main fuse. At least put a 10A fuse on the light's red wire near where it connects to the Orange wire. Don't assume anything about wiring. I told you where to find orange wires with green stripes that can be used directly. I'd advise you to use one of those.

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