Yamazuki wiring help

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Bucket Boy, May 9, 2018.

  1. Bucket Boy

    Bucket Boy The other mechanic

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    My bike is a 2005 DL650. I’m in the middle of a trip riding all the BDRs put together but these forks were killing me! So I threw on a set of KYB 46U’s and it’s an amazing difference!
    Now I need to finish up my wiring and I need some help!
    I want to eliminate my main ignition key switch. Is it even possible to have my existing handle bar kill switch work as a master On-Off just as the key was?
    Wiring diagram: https://goo.gl/images/H1Hjvs
    Ride Report:
    https://bit.ly/2JS2RHF
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  2. Bucket Boy

    Bucket Boy The other mechanic

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    2276BEBC-4F37-40EC-AF73-E77C7A226817.png It maybe a lot easier to just have a rocker switch, but how is that wired?
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  3. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    To answer you question, no, the kill switch cannot replace the keyed ignition switch.
    You can have a rocker switch but it needs to be a double pole/single throw switch rated at at least 20 amps.
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  4. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Your wiring diagram does not match the wires in your picture so it's hard to give you am answer without being in front of the bike...
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  5. Bucket Boy

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    I’ve looked at a bunch of diagrams and I seem to have an extra 2 wires. Red and a black/yellow?
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  6. Bucket Boy

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    To be clear I don’t need the “tail light” function. Unless that’s what actually turns on my tail lights when it’s running...
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  8. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Ok, I found more info: http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php?topic=6186.0

    So, yes, it can be done but: you need the right resistor, the right switch (the one you posted looks like it could be made to work), and the right guy to wire it. And you do need the tail light function, you probably don't need the park function (P).
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    Ah. Thank you for the info.
    I’ll wait until I find a guru to wire this up for me.
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  10. Bucket Boy

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    Just for info:
    Key off: red, red, blk w yellow strip have power. Others no not.
    Key on: everything has power but orange w yellow strip has very low voltage
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    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    A parking light on one of my bikes was accidently switched on and it drained my battery.
    Of all places is was at Laguna Seca race way and I found that I had a dead battey at the end of the last day.
    I had to get a jump from a tow rig.

    * My suggestion would be to cut the park light out of your system to avoid an accidental battery drain.
    * My guess is you want to nix the key switch wiring mess mounted to the top side of your triple clamp, which often doubles as a front fork lock.
    Good move to eliminated flexing wires to eliminate wire breakage. Was on a trip with Zoob and we had to do a field fix for a broken wire.
    May I suggest just moving the key switch to the main bike frame out of harms way. Less wires to flex and break.
    A fake key cap can be used if you don't want to remove the key all the time, but still retain the option to yank the key to keep an honest man honest, if they would ever catch on to the hidden key cap.


    Zoob, my electrical go to guy should be chiming in........
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