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Offline Kurt_Lammon_TN

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Accessory Plugs - What kind of connector
« on: January 11, 2010, 03:07:00 pm »
Hi guys, I'm a newbie. Just bought my 2001 Concours on Labor Day and been riding it since. I'd love to be riding it now, but it's a little too cold (8 degrees in Chattanooga this morning!) I'm installing some Hot Hands and a Heat Troller from Whitehorse Gear and now I've got a question.    Those nice accessory plugs Kawasaki thoughtfully placed under the fairing have this honkin' big female spade connectors with big round ends that looks like a little dumbbell from the end. I want to find the right kind of male spade plug to use in there. Anybody out there can give me some guidance about this?    Thanks,  Kurt Lammon    Urethane Supply Company  www.urethanesupply.com  Plastic Repair and Refinishing Products  
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 03:25:00 pm »
Bullet connectors.  Usually available at any auto parts store.  Get the big ones, not the tiny ones that some bikes or autos use.  The big ones are about 3/16", the small ones are less than 1/8".    You'll know them when you see them.      http://www.millerized.com  I'll be in the garage  COG 6425, CDA 111 a through g  
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 05:43:00 pm »
Kurt,    Be careful about how much power you draw through those connections.  I ran myself extra wiring directly off the accessory fuse panel I put in, that way I could easily run a 25amp fuse and not have problems.  IIRC the accessories are limited to 10amps.  Could be pushing it for heating elements.      
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 01:23:00 pm »
Welcome Kurt.    No worries using these leads. I've got heated grips, aux headlite relay, radar, & occasionally a heated vest on it. They're always hot, blu/wht+12v, blk/yel-12v.  01 Conc, Mijami Floriduh  OTP 06: http://tinyurl.com/2vk9o2 route map: http://tinyurl.com/4p7pmd  

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 02:18:00 pm »
Theoretically you can get 120W out of that 10A fuse. Wire size, if it's 18ga, will handle 18A (216Watts)  @86F, or 24A (288Watts) if it's (unlikely) 16ga.    Unless someone is running a full compliment of electric gear at once, you'll be relatively good to go. Watch the fuse/holder for melting.  Might get away with a 15A fuse, but I wouldn't unless that's all you had with you.    IIRC, the leads under the fairing look to be the same color, and might feed from the same fuse.  Size your loads accordingly.    (of course, I could be entirely wrong.  Someone will be here shortly to let us know.)  http://www.millerized.com  I'll be in the garage  COG 6425, CDA 111 a through g

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 03:31:00 pm »
Thanks everybody! I appreciate the quick response and the photo. I'll be ready to tackle the job this weekend.  -Kurt  
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 04:39:00 pm »
Paulie,  Nit pickin' here but blk/yel=gnd, not -12v.  
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 10:46:00 pm »
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Paulie,  Nit pickin' here but blk/yel=gnd, not -12v.
   yeah...gotta be careful hookin up the heated stuff backwards = frostbite    ...but it works great in the summer!  http://www.millerized.com  I'll be in the garage  COG 6425, CDA 111 a through g

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 07:46:00 pm »
I asked that same question at my local Kawasaki dealer when I first got my connie and their response was "I don't know we just cut them off and put something else on there". Needless to say I don't have much done at that dealer.  
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 08:24:00 pm »
That's a good one... I picked up some bullet connectors at O'Reilly's on Sunday and, sure enough, perfect (quite tight) fit. I'm going to put in the Heat Troller and an accessory light, but I think I'll make a pigtail off the Kawasaki bullet plugs into an easier automotive type connector. I'll have components mounted to the fairing, frame, and instrument panel, so to ease assembly & disassembly, some gang-plug connectors should make it all easier and more sanitary. I'll let you all know how it turns out. Thanks for your help!  -Kurt  
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