Relay wiring


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Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:07 pm



Hi I'm looking at wiring up some spot lights and a digital volt meter through relays. on my 1989 wing. I am looking at taking a switched supply for the relay from the 5 amp ass terminal. but were can I get a 12v fused supply for the light from apart from a direct feed from the battery. Thanks



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Re: Relay wiring

Post by dingdong » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:12 pm

Have you posted in the correct section? You say 89. You signature reads 1979. This is the 1800 area ???
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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:27 pm

dingdong wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:12 pm
Have you posted in the correct section? You say 89. You signature reads 1979. This is the 1800 area ???
Yes it is a gl1500 and it posted in the gl1500 section thanks

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by dingdong » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:42 pm

Sorry I get confused easily.
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Re: Relay wiring

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:51 pm

I did use a ring connector direct from the battery post to my relay.Fused close to the battery.I also used a #12 wire.I didn't want to tax any circuit on the OEM wiring with a extra load.

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:59 pm

dingdong wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:42 pm
Sorry I get confused easily.
No worries I'm the same :)

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:03 pm

virgilmobile wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:51 pm
I did use a ring connector direct from the battery post to my relay.Fused close to the battery.I also used a #12 wire.I didn't want to tax any circuit on the OEM wiring with a extra load.
Thanks. yes i thought of that just wondered if there was a wire i could connect to that wasnt a pemanent live

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:17 pm

Not one that's any easier to get to.

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:05 am

virgilmobile wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:17 pm
Not one that's any easier to get to.
Where would that one be

Can i take power from the live cable to the headlight switch

Thanks

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by Rednaxs60 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:24 am

Found this relay wiring diagram for driving lights. Be easy enough to piggy back a voltmeter into the system as well with a second switch. My preference whenever possible is to control the ground circuit for the item. This ensures full 12 VDC power to the item and no power loss through switches relays, etc.


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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:35 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:24 am
Found this relay wiring diagram for driving lights. Be easy enough to piggy back a voltmeter into the system as well with a second switch. My preference whenever possible is to control the ground circuit for the item. This ensures full 12 VDC power to the item and no power loss through switches relays, etc.

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Hi Thanks i have allready found and printed this off but was hoping to find a 12 volt ignition live feed.

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:39 pm

Trying to work out how to wire some lights on my 89 gl1500

can any one let me know what these are for. got the on both sides. thanks





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Re: Relay wiring

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm

Looks like the wires that go to the Curb turning lights...

on some bikes, they are only ON when the turn signals are on, dumb idea.

nearly everyone modifies to that to Always ON
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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:13 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm
Looks like the wires that go to the Curb turning lights...

on some bikes, they are only ON when the turn signals are on, dumb idea.

nearly everyone modifies to that to Always ON
Hi. thanks is that the white plugs looks like they have never been used.

what are the green plugs for.

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Re: Relay wiring

Post by chads920 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Ref plugs, by removing the protective cap you can plug and play the cornering lights. The lights come with a jumper wire which allows the lights to come one with the ignition and remain on.
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Re: Relay wiring

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:10 pm

The white plug looks like cornering light connector. And the red plug, I think, is the connector for the headset plug.
I can't say about the green connector unless it is for the CB radio.
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Re: Relay wiring

Post by terryt » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:32 pm

Charlie1Horse wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:10 pm
The white plug looks like cornering light connector. And the red plug, I think, is the connector for the headset plug.
I can't say about the green connector unless it is for the CB radio.
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Hi I have been checking out these plus and yes the red plug is for headset. i diconected them front and back when I got the bike.
The green plug is for the side light of the fairing there's one each side. mine have been altered so the light goes of when the indicator is on. there is allso two green plugs at the back under the top box. I'm not sure what these would be for but they are on the light circuit



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