Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri, south of Kansas City
Help w/ Electrics
Reading some of the threads here, I read that I should upgrade my bike by adding a headlight relay kit to avoid possible electrical melt down.
I've been looking at Eastern Beaver for the needed wiring harnesses. The more I read the more confused I get. I don't think my battery terminals will handle anymore add ons. So far I have the following pigtails on my battery terminals:
1) pigtail for battery tender
2) 12V powerlet (mainly for my GPS, occasionally to charge my phone)
3) pigtail for heated jacket liner & glove liners
I would like to add a voltmeter. I want to do the headlight relay upgrade. I think I would like to add a toggle, rocker or on/off switch to shut down part of my headlights when I'm using my heated liner & gloves.
At some point I want to add additional lights for night riding. Also want to add a "Back-Off" brake module or "Hyperlites."
I'm not sure which harnesses or harness kit(s) to buy from Eastern Beaver &/or fuse block/terminal? Some components from Radio Shack, eBay, Amazon? I don't want to buy harnesses or kits that are redundant. Or buy the wrong or incompatible set up.
Can I do it in stages or would it be better to do it all at once?
Please help me out with some suggestions. Please give me the "Idiot's Guide" version as I have limited electronics experience.
2012 DL650-ADV (Black), 2013 DL650-EXP (White), 2013 Honda CRF250L, 2008 Yamaha TW200
IBA #55242, SS1000 x2, BB1500, SS2000, 50CC, National Parks Tour x5 w/ Silver & Gold, 4 Corners & Alaska, 48 plus one, Great Lakes.
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