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post #1 of 12 Old 04-25-2006, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Powering my relay?

I'm looking to add a Blue Sea Fuse box but only want it powered on when the ignition is turned on hence I want to use a relay.

I know I could vampire into the Tail and Rear lights but I've noticed a spare? spade female connector on the left hand side(Rectifier side) but towards the rear of the bike.
I checked the voltage on it this morning with the engine off and 0V. Put the key in and turned it and it reads 12V. Looks promising.

Does anyone know what this connector is for and could I use it to power my relay?
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-25-2006, 01:52 PM
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I'm not familar with the connector you speak of, but if it's not being used, what could go wrong? The relay draws almost no power.

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-25-2006, 03:18 PM
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Probably the OEM heated grip plug. This is what most people use to energize a relay. A horn lead will plug into it.

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Isn't the heated grip connector towards the front of the bike, behind the radiator, and not at the rear like YellowDemon is noticing?

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Correct. Also, since the reference is to a single connector, it's better not to use the frame for the relay ground. Find a black wire with a white stripe instead.

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Isn't the heated grip connector towards the front of the bike, behind the radiator, and not at the rear like YellowDemon is noticing?
oops sorry, yes the grip wires on in the front.

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post #7 of 12 Old 04-26-2006, 01:53 PM
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Well, what is that connector?

Hi, I bought an auxillary fuse box and want to power the relay that turns on that fuse box by the ignition.

I'm really interested to know what is that wire for?

If its not being used for anything I'll definitely connect the fuse panel relay wire to that.
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I'm not sure what that wiredoes but in the end I vampired into the registration light to power the relay.
The relay doesn't take much and it works fine.
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I'm not sure what that wiredoes but in the end I vampired into the registration light to power the relay.
The relay doesn't take much and it works fine.
What sort of connector did you use to tap into the Reg light??
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I used a Snap-Lock Automotive Cable Connector.
Its not what I really wanted to do being a brand new bike but it works and the finished result makes it very tidy.
I'll try put some pic's on of the installation.
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