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post #1 of 7 Old 07-06-2009, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Does Factory Manual Have Wiring Diagram?

JW if the DL650 factory manual has a wiring diagram, and if it's color-coded. I'm not confident that the "online" wiring diagram is correct, as it appears that there is no fuse protecting the horn circuit.
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The service manual has a diagram and I imagine it is the same as the online diagram. The feeds to the horn and the light switch are on the orange wire and do not have separate fuses. A short in the orange wire from the ignition switch, the black/red wire to it or the Hi and Lo beam wires from the dimmer switch to the headlight fuses will blow the 30A main fuse.

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Thanks greywolf. Yeah, that just didn't seem right to me. If the main is 30A, that means that if something went awry 29.9A could be going through those skinny little wires. What's even more surprising is the headlight wiring, and lack of protection there: the hot wire runs from the starter relay, up to the ignition swith, then to the hi/low switch, then back under the seat to the fusebox, then (finally) to the bulb. A short in that wiring "upstream" of the fuse would blow the main, and maybe fry a few wires before doing so.

I'm no electrical engineer (but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last week), but it seems to me that the fuses should be as close as possible to the battery to protect as much of the wiring as possible. Is there something I'm missing?
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I guess the idea is to give the operator lights and horn to see and be seen as well as be heard no matter what else goes unless the whole bike is dead. As many posts as I've seen on several sites, I've never read about a problem with that part of the system.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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gallagko...imagine all those electrons going to the headlights having to squeeze through the little contacts of the headlight and flash-to-pass switches.

I bought an Eastern Beaver H4 dual headlight relay kit that takes the amperage draw of the headlights away from the switches and straight from the battery (or whatever power tap you want). That way, the switches control the relays using minimal amps.

Check out Eastern Beaver's web site. Jim is an avid V-strom rider and a first-class fabricator of electrical harnesses for our bikes:

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Produc...s/h4_kits.html

The H4 dual kit is the last one listed on the page.

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The dual H4 relay kit is a good idea. It won't help with the main fuse only handling the horn and light wires, but that hasn't been a problem whereas the undersized wiring and connections have been.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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I bought the relay kit for peace of mind. Just in the last few weeks, there have been at least 2 owners complaining of headlight failure. I believe the switches were burned out...

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