Originally Posted by asphaltaddict33
If you spend an extra $15 on a Triumph RR wiring harness it is very easy. That takes care of wiring up the new plugs, you then only have to connect 5 wires from the factory harness to the Triumph RR wires and its done. I will solder and heat shrink the wires and itll take 30 mins. Have done this on my KLR also its worth the peace of mind when adding power-sucking accessories
All 650 Kawasaki motorcycles are wired the same, KLR, Ninja, Versys, the positive output of the regulator is directly connected to the 30 amp main fuse and is live 24/7. Since the headlight relay uses the positive
terminal of the start solenoid for the relay ground
, and the fact that 1 phase of the stator is connected through a series of diodes to the headlight relay, switching to a series regulator [ which uses the DC output to drive the electronics],
A discharge circuit becomes enabled through this headlight relay, about 0.036 amp, enough to kill the battery in 7 to 10 days, what is more important is you should never rapidly charge a deeply discharged
motorcycle battery, this will happen every time you start, so there are now 3 solutions to eliminate this parasitic drain.
The last one involves cutting into the start solenoid ground and installing a normally open relay powered by you taillight.