Kawasaki KLR Forum banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering what methods others have used with sucess for wiring up multiple electronics? I have a 08' Green KLR 650 and just bought a GPS for it. I'm also wanting to add heated grips, gear and other accessories later on down the road. So my question is, what types of fuse box, etc. have you had sucess with for wiring them all up to. I want one central location for all of my accessories to be wired up to.

Thanks for your help.

Lee
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
150 Posts
One thing to look at would be to google "Anderson Power Pole". Us ham operators use them for 12 volt stuff. I installed a power port (cigarette lighter looking outlet) on the flat horizontal part of the fairing with a 20 amp spade type in-line fuse right at the battery. I took pics and I'll have to post them on the '08 part of the mods.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
go to twistedthrottle.com. They have all thats needed. I bought the fuse box. Hooked up Mixit, heated grips, gps, heated jacket, 2 way radio and sirius radio. works great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
Hey,
trying to wire up a battery gauge and wanted to use the meter lights for power. They are not working. Any clue??

I can't reach the headlight wires unless I take off even more crap, trying to make this easy as I already spent a couple hours replacing the Doo


EDIT: Just put in a new bulb for the meter light (dash light). It works. What I can't find is a grounding point.

EDIT#2: Forget it. I spliced into the meter wires AGAIN, this time attaching both wires of the battery meter to both wires of the light. Now the battery gauge works. Now I can move onto the cigarette lighter
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
Remember, the KLR olny has 75 or so watts to spare on "Acc.'s"
Draw to much and it wont keep the battery charged.
IF (BIG IF) I can get the cig lighter wired correctly, I will only be running a GPS. I wont have the GPS and heated gear going at the same time. The battery gauge is there to show me if the battery is charging or not.

OF course, I went and somehow killed the bike hooking up the damn cig lighter. Nothing would come on. Thinking somehow I blew a fuse hooking it up incorrectly ( I wired one end directly to the pos terminal and the other to the neg terminal, just like the directions showed). As I had already spent several hours fiddling with the bike I said screw it and decided its beer time. Can work on it tomorrow when I need to replace everything removed for the Doo.

I already know that the KLR cannot handle the loads I was under the impression it could. I learned that on a very cold night.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,333 Posts
Remember, the KLR only has 75 or so watts to spare on "Acc.'s"
Draw to much and it wont keep the battery charged.
75 watts is for models prior to 1996. From 1996 to 2007 models have about 100 watts spare to use. The 08 on up I don't have solid info on. Kawasaki claimed an extra 36 watts output yet the stator has the same 17 amp rating as the V1 models.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
75 watts is for models prior to 1996. From 1996 to 2007 models have about 100 watts spare to use. The 08 on up I don't have solid info on. Kawasaki claimed an extra 36 watts output yet the stator has the same 17 amp rating as the V1 models.


I know from experience that the 09 will NOT handle a Gerbings jacket and gloves at the same time. That combo killed my battery.


So why has no one come out with a higher output stator for the 08?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,453 Posts
Eastern Beaver can handle your electrical accessory connections.

GPS does not draw much. I have a TourMaster longsleeve vest with no problems. 12V power outlet. Stebel air horn. All of these were wired directly to the battery and I have a Accessory Power Distribution Plate that I might use. The only problem is all the connections are switched.

Also a LED taillight which is a power saver.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
650 Posts
Thinking somehow I blew a fuse hooking it up incorrectly
Most likely it's the main fuse that sitting on top of the battery.
And you should have a smaller.. say 10 amp fuse inline to the cig lighter anyway.

There is an aftermarket Stator.
The one for the early years wont fit the late model? Diffrent case design on the inside too?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,333 Posts
I know from experience that the 09 will NOT handle a Gerbings jacket and gloves at the same time. That combo killed my battery.


So why has no one come out with a higher output stator for the 08?
What is the power rating on the jacket and gloves?
On the 08's does the low beam stay on when you switch the high beam on?
Whenever you are using additional accessories it is important to have a digital voltmeter installed to keep track of power use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts
so far i have been able to run my vest, grips and gps without any problems. grips and gps are going to the brown driving light wire under the front farring and the vest to the battery. i do try to shut the vest or grips off for the last 30mins of riding to make sure the battery is charged. I also want to find a switch for the vest though. and i am for sure going to wire in a digital volt meter to the battery.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
I added a separate three fuse block for accessories and replaced the glass fuse block with the same type of three fuse block. I'll try to post pictures this week. I got the fuse blocks from an Ebay store, I'll try to find the name of the store too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
562 Posts
What is the power rating on the jacket and gloves?
On the 08's does the low beam stay on when you switch the high beam on?
Whenever you are using additional accessories it is important to have a digital voltmeter installed to keep track of power use.
Both lights are on when the high beam is on.


I installed http://www.tpi4x4.com/KLR650/VoltMeter.html
last week to keep me from having a dead battery...
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top