Wiring plug ????


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BRAD SASALA
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Wiring plug ????

Post by BRAD SASALA » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:24 pm



Hello everyone. I know we have a lot of knowledgeable people on here about Goldwings. I have been rebuilding a 1981 Honda Interstate which my dad left to me for the last 2 years. It has been a labor of love for sure. Even though I have taken pictures from the beginning and throughout the rebuild I have come across this plug which looks like it plugs into a harness. I cannot locate anywhere it plugs into. I still have the front fairing off and the bike runs fine. The harness to the fairing is a 9 terminal almost square plug. The bike does not have an air compressor.
The plug in the pictures has 10 pins. One is a ground. 3 pins are empty. 4 of the wires are not being used, just cut off and taped. #5 pin is power. The bike has just a Honda am/fm radio but no intercom or CB. I have spent a lot of time searching this thing out but it's time to ask for help. Thanks in advance.
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MikeB
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Re: Wiring plug ????

Post by MikeB » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:10 pm

It doesn't appear to be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) connector. I suspect it was for some type of aftermarket harness that you no longer have.
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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: Wiring plug ????

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:17 pm

Definitely after market variety. Was there a trailer ever pulled with the bike?

I would just run the existing wires back and see where the power was connected from - you will probably find it has been spliced into another wire..

If you don't need it and everything runs fine, then I would remove the excess wiring and terminate the power lead safely.

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Re: Wiring plug ????

Post by BRAD SASALA » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:55 pm

Thank you both. Now that I think about it the bike used to have Markland running light strips around the trunk and saddle bag protectors.

It's been driving me crazy. Thanks for the piece of mind.



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