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geotherm 12-31-2012 06:16 AM

Lighting: where do I tap into for 'turn on'?
 
Ok, so I've got my new fog/spot lights mounted, my fuzeblock installed under my seat(rear above fender), everything's looking good. I'm nervous about tapping into the factory wiring..where is the best/easiest place to tap into for my 'turn on' power?

JustKip 12-31-2012 06:59 AM

:ear

Good question. Are you trying to have the entire fuzeblock wired to the ignition, so the key must be on for power?

Not wanting to hijack your thread, but the reason I'm asking is that IS what I want to do.

JRP 12-31-2012 06:59 AM

Any wire that is hot with the switch on. Since you have everything under the seat I would think the tail light wire would work to activate your relay. I used the head light low beam but my relay was up front.

geotherm 12-31-2012 07:09 AM

sounds good. thanks.

geotherm 12-31-2012 07:25 AM

@ Justkip, no, I'm running power directly off of battery to fuzeblock. The fuzeblock is cool because it has a relay and the ability to fuse either switched or constant power at any of the 6 outlets on the fuzeblock.

TuefelHunden 12-31-2012 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by JRP (Post 20363134)
Any wire that is hot with the switch on. Since you have everything under the seat I would think the tail light wire would work to activate your relay. I used the head light low beam but my relay was up front.

Somewhere on here is a post by JVB, maybe about fuze blocks that says to use blue/green wire in diagnostic plug for the trigger. I used it with no problems. Easy to find, close to my fuseblock, easy to tap.

JustKip 12-31-2012 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by geotherm (Post 20363291)
@ Justkip, no, I'm running power directly off of battery to fuzeblock. The fuzeblock is cool because it has a relay and the ability to fuse either switched or constant power at any of the 6 outlets on the fuzeblock.

Cool! That's exatly what I want. What fuzeblock?

geotherm 12-31-2012 07:33 AM

http://www.cyclenutz.com/Fuzeblock-F...FZ-1_p_92.html

and a he's a fellow inmate..

LaurelPerryOnLand 12-31-2012 07:34 AM

use green/blue ]wire in diagnostic plug for the trigger. This is for a R1200GS.

A Positap makes it very easy to do so.

+1

geotherm 12-31-2012 07:39 AM

thanks all. I'm color blind, and, yes I know that's not good for wiring. Blue I have no trouble making out and I can always ask the mrs. Mine is 04 R1150GS..is the blue wire here the one you're referring to?

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/...ps151b416f.jpg

OkieTom 12-31-2012 07:47 AM

I just soldered wire on low beam wire at headlight for trigger, easy to do and no need to splice any wires. Best thing is that aux lights dont come on until engine is running.

JRP 12-31-2012 07:55 AM

Just a note, if you use a Positap you won't have to cut or solder any wires.

http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html

LaurelPerryOnLand 12-31-2012 08:07 AM

How does a Positap work?
 
http://www.posi-lock.com/instructions1.html

rdwalker 12-31-2012 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by geotherm (Post 20362937)
..where is the best/easiest place to tap into for my 'turn on' power?

You did not mention the bike, but from your profile I am guessing it is the 1150GS. If so, you can tap the tail light as suggested above or the parking lamp if you working up front.

geotherm 12-31-2012 08:17 AM

I have posi-taps. They work great, but are a little hard to find locally. Napa is the only place who stocks any and they only have one size meant for 12-18ga power/accessory. I guess I'll need to order some smaller ones to keep around the shop..


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