What is this plug for?


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What is this plug for?

Postby sportsfreaked » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:22 pm



Can someone tell me what this plug is for. It is under the seat and if you stretch it, it will reach to the sending unit of the gas tank as you can see in the pics. I don't see anywhere where it would plug in at. Is this for a headset plug or a diagnostic hookup of some type? Thanks. Ed
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:42 pm

Seeing the shrink wrap on the wire, my bet is that it is an aftermarket add on by PO. I would take a volt meter and measure out and ohm out each pin and see which wire gets turned on by what switch on the bike. But, my money is on some PO after market set up.
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby sportsfreaked » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:04 pm

The shrink wrap is from me. He had spliced into the wire for some unknown reason. It's definitely a factory plug as it's part of the wiring harness. I just have no idea what it's for. I'm mainly just curious more then anything else. Thanks for your service and the reply.
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:09 pm

Gothca. Attached are some schematics, hopefully you can print out to read easier and maybe find out what it is for. Sorry for my mis-guess! Thanks for comment on my service, I appreciate more than you think.
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby trike lady » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:04 pm

Is this on the 81 Interstate or 85 Limited?
The colors on the wires are washed out, but I'm thinking an audio connection.
Does the bike have a type 1 or type 2 system?
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby sportsfreaked » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:50 am

It's on the 85 1200 limited edition. It's a 9 pin connector but it only has 7 wires. It's part of the wiring harness for sure. I thought it was a possible audio connection as well but the schematics does not show a audio connection anywhere near where the plug is. I can't find it on the schematic at all.
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby trike lady » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:03 pm

When you get a chance can you tell me the colors of the wires in the connector, this will help me out.
It's going to be like the needle in the hay stack just like the ones with the 'T' on them. It was hidden well and by using PDF I can enlarge the schematic to see the small numbers and letters.
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby sportsfreaked » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:39 pm

I will try to look at it tomorrow and get the colors. I knew I should have written it down when I had it apart but what can I say I'm an idiot. I have the schematics but I am no expert at reading them for sure but I can't even seem to find a 9 pin connector with only 7 leads . I do appreciate the help. As I stated earlier it's not an emergency, I'm just more curious then anything else. Maybe it goes to something really cool I can hook up like a passenger ejection seat or a flame thrower out the exhaust option :lol: . Thanks again for the replies I greatly appreciate it!! Ed
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby sportsfreaked » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:29 pm

Ok have the color of the wires finally for the plug they are as follows. The left side of the plug has green/yellow stripe below that another green/yellow stripe and below that a solid brown wire. on the right side of the plug there is a white then below that green and below that there is a brown/black stripe. in the middle on the bottom is another brown wire.
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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:31 am

Green with yellow is normally a brake light wire. White with yellow is from a pulse generator. Brown is used for the tail/parking lights. If it's black/brown, that could be headlight. Solid green is always ground. Red is always-on, unswitched 12 volts from the battery.

I would take a meter and verify that the behavior of these match - i.e. pull the headlight fuse and see if the black/brown goes off, same goes for the tail/parking lights on the brown.

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Re: What is this plug for?

Postby sportsfreaked » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:12 pm

WingAdmin first I want to thank you for the monthly newsletter and the information that is provided. I find it helpful and useful.

The plug is under the seat. It's only live when the key is on. I'm trying to remember if it was the white wire or the green wire that was hot when the key was on. No reading when the key was off. I know trikelady was helping earlier on when I first posted this. Thanks as always for the help.
Ed


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