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Spare electrical leads?

Did Kawasaki put spare connections on the Versys like it used to on its older bikes? I need a key on power source for my GPS. Thanks....

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There are some dead end wires under the seat, on the right. Have not power tested them, but might provide juice?

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My ZRX has two leads with bullet connectors hidden under the seat near the tail light. They're on the electrical schematic. Unfortunately they are unswitched .
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Yeah I found one lead under the seat thats probably a hot non-switched wire so I went ahead and tapped into the DRL leads. Should work fine since this is how I had it on my CBR for 2 years.

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If that lead is in the back you could run it through a relay with the coil wire tapped off of the tail light.In Europe they use a small daytime front light which is powered off the tail light.
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I tapped into the taillight wire and put a fuse block in.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ight=fuseblock

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Found this which would make it pretty simple to add them. I might just get one. Thought I would pass it along.....

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Produc...FB-4/fb-4.html

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I used the taillight wire too! Worked fine.

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Found this which would make it pretty simple to add them. I might just get one. Thought I would pass it along.....

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Produc...FB-4/fb-4.html
I used that same rig from Eastern Beaver, and I wired it into the tail light. It works great. I have my Zumo cradle hardwired, my heated grips, and a connector for my heated liner.

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I'm wondering where you all mounted your fuse blocks. I'm looking at that space under the pillion seat with "Daily Safety Checks" printed on it. What's underneath that?

Also wondering where to tap power to fire the relay for the fuse block. I see the set of wires leading into the tail light. Which color wire is the switched hot lead for the tail light? Is that the best wire to fire the relay?

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I put mine in the front underseat compartment and used the taillight wire for the relay. You will end up with plenty of stuff in there after you get it installed.

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Bones,

Underneath the compartment is the rear wheel That is a plastic tray that extends under both the front and back of the seat.

I installed my fusebox and relay in the front section under the seat. As Sharrison says, you will end up with a lot of stuff under there.

The following picture shows my setup. The fusebox and relay are attached using small bolts through the plastic tray. I put rubber washers on the outside and a little caulking in the holes to keep water and crud out.



As for tapping power, I connected to the red taillight lead, as shown in this picture:



I got my bits from Eastern Beaver. I especially like their splicing/tapping connectors. (Those are the blue things in the second pciture.)

If you have any other questions I'd be happy to try and answer them.

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Here is a picture of mine...same place...red wire (maybe it's orange) goes to tail light wire. This thing was really easy to install and really helps when you install other equipment requiring power. There is still room for the tools in the rear compartment and paperwork over the fuse box.
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There are some dead end wires under the seat, on the right. Have not power tested them, but might provide juice?
Those are the connectors for the ECU diagnostics. It's not a source of power for accessories.

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HealTech Electronics http://www.healtech-electronics.com/ has a new gear position indicator (GIPro-DS) that plugs into the ECU connector to get the gear position.

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Alan and Steve, thanks a bunch. That's great information!


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since we're talking electrical, has anyone connected a powerlet outlet to the versys? I need something like this that will be a quick and easy way to hook up a battery charger, like I've got on my BMW, to keep it on trickle charge when I'm riding the other bikes. I think it goes directly to the battery. Shouldn't need a fused connection, right?
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It does need to be fused. Just buy one of these: http://batterytender.com/product_inf...e9056864e9af3e
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I have a battery tender. What I find is it's difficult to get to the battery to attach leads when you want to store it. On the BMW I have a powerlet plug that goes directly to the battery, and a gel battery charger plugs into the outlet anytime I park the BMW in the garage. That way if I don't ride it for a week or two, the battery is kept charged. I have another bike that has to have the tank removed to access the battery ... what a pain! I suspect the Versys is the same (or it might be located under the seat? Since I don't have one yet I don't know).

The powerlet plug is just way easier. Park it, plug it in, and forget about it. Since I have three bikes I can't ride them everyday (I could if I had nothing else to do). This works really well.

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The battery is under the seat but the seat is a pain in the ass. Put a powerlet plug next to the instrument cluster and make it easy on yourself.
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