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Gen 3 Mystery Connection

I’m looking for somewhere easily accessible to wire up my auxiliary lights and voltage gauge.

Is this connector for the gear indicator or Kawi aux lights? It is located under the windshield/fairing next to the relay.

Does anyone know what type of connector this is so that I can buy a female connector on eBay/Amazon?

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I only have access to a gen 1 but that looks like a diagnostic plug to me.
I would think that it would be shown in your manual someplace.
Or I'm wrong.....again.
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Looks exactly like the connector my Gear Indicator plugged into on my Versys 1000

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Looks exactly like the connector my Gear Indicator plugged into on my Versys 1000
That's what it is. It's the same on the Gen 3 650.
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Awesome. Thanks for the help.

I figured it might be with the three wires going into it.

Goodbye gear indicator, hello lights.


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Awesome. Thanks for the help.

I figured it might be with the three wires going into it.

Goodbye gear indicator, hello lights.


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The Gen 3 has four separate pre-wired hookups. 12 volt acc, gear indicator, heater grips and aux lights. The lights and grip connections are under the left fairing.
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I’m looking for somewhere easily accessible to wire up my auxiliary lights and voltage gauge.

Is this connector for the gear indicator or Kawi aux lights? It is located under the windshield/fairing next to the relay.
I would say away from that white connector and look at the 4 slots black connector.
Buy the relay that is just for that purpose then you can use the 2 aux wire dangling just under the dashboard connector. See http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ml#post1342497

(In theory according to electric diagram) The white connector would be ok for hacking the voltmeter in. The black/yellow is the ground, the black/white is the ignitition-switched 12V (behind a 10A fuse). I just don't know how you could plug in reliably without vibration
disconnecting you.
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Awesome. Thanks for the help.

I figured it might be with the three wires going into it.

Goodbye gear indicator, hello lights.

Before hooking up your lights to it, you need to determine if the gear indicator circuit can handle it. I suspect the electrical current requirement of the auxiliary lights is a heck of a lot more than that of the gear indicator. If the gear indicator wiring is designed for the lower amperage requirement of the indicator, current draw from the lights could fry the circuit or cause repeated need to replace a fuse.

I got around worrying about whether or not the OEM circuits could handle auxiliary electrical items by installing my own auxiliary circuitry (Thread located HERE). It was very easy to do. I did it so that I could use the proper gauge wire and fuses:



I later added a volt meter (Datel DMS-20PC-1) to make sure I didn't stress the charging system, especially when using my heated clothing:
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I would say away from that white connector and look at the 4 slots black connector.

Buy the relay that is just for that purpose then you can use the 2 aux wire dangling just under the dashboard connector. See http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ml#post1342497



(In theory according to electric diagram) The white connector would be ok for hacking the voltmeter in. The black/yellow is the ground, the black/white is the ignitition-switched 12V (behind a 10A fuse). I just don't know how you could plug in reliably without vibration

disconnecting you.


I already have the relay installed and tapped into the power outlet connection for my 3BR USB charger.

Is the 5A “Accessory” fuse under the seat the one for that circuit?

Thanks for all of the help.


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I already have the relay installed and tapped into the power outlet connection for my 3BR USB charger.

Is the 5A “Accessory” fuse under the seat the one for that circuit?

Thanks for all of the help.


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I just answered my own question...

I had a look at the wiring diagram and it shows the accessory relay circuit being protected by that 5A “Accessory” fuse in “Fuse Box 2”.




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