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Mysterious fuses under the saddle

Hi guys,

Got my Versys for two months now and I am starting to learn more and more about the bike. But I ran into something that I can't really explain. I found two fuses in white holders under the saddle and can't tell where they are meant for.

I looked it up in the manual, but couldn't find anything. Drove by my local dealer, but they also don't know what they're for.

Before just pulling them out and go for a drive and see when what stops to work, I thought let's give it a go over here.

I hope pictures of the fuses will show below here. (not an experienced poster)

Hope you guys have some ideas.

(I know one spare fuse is missing, but that was the work of the previous owner)

Thanks!
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are there any electrical accessories added by the previous owner. I don't think they are original from Kawi, I never saw them on my previous 650

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Sorry, forgot to mention. No electrical accessories added (well, didn't find any yet so don't think so). It does have ABS, but as far as I know they are in the black Kawasaki fuse boxes, not out in the open. I also got the feeling they are not originally from Kawasaki.

Tried to follow the wires they're attached to, but they end up in the big electric cable spaghetti wrapped with black tape. That looks professionally done though.
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I remember this similar thread: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=mystery+fuse

So maybe one of them is the accessory fuse, 5 amp?

What year is your bike and have you checked the wiring schematic? Any circuit stickers on underside of seat anywhere?

Just some things to look at....Good luck!

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Doesn't look like anything on my V; however, I have an 08 without ABS. Perhaps it did go to something that the previous owner had hooked up...
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I wouldn't be so quick to blame the previous owner, mine was missing a spare fuse from new

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I installed my 12 volt relay for my phone charger accessories outlet to the plug and play wires under the left side front cowl. After a quick and easy install, I plugged in an air pump, heard a click under the seat and it died. Figured it was a fuse but the ones in the fuse bay were OK. After some searching I saw these little doodads. One was in fact burned, replaced it (red 10 amp I think) and resumed my test OK.
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A good way to find out what they power - remove them, one at a time, and see what no longer works.

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Before just pulling them out and go for a drive and see when what stops to work, I thought let's give it a go over here.

Hope you guys have some ideas.

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Thanks for all the replies guys! I think I found the answer via @Tigerpawed's post and also hope @rydbayd gave a solution. I'll look after it this weekend! @MaverickAus, did you find the answer yet? Looks like the same system! (btw, didn't really blame the previous owner, but hey, won't blame the smurfs also)

So, recapitulatory, this is an extra-electrical-fuse-to-put-whatever-on-via-the-cords-that-are-not-yet-used-system? Right now they're useless, but if I for instance, want to install a 12 volt plug-in or some heated grips the cords are all ready there and I can use them instead of putting a whole new electrical system on the bike? Hope I understood it well. Like i said, will look into it this weekend.

@fasteddiecopeman; there was a little temptation to do so and I know life is full of risks, but since I live in the busiest city of The Netherlands that didn't really seemed like a good idea... @Britmick; thanks for the understandig
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See this thread too: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=20404

You can plug'n play an aux outlet if you keep the amps under 5, if it's the 5 amp aux circuit. (Check your fuse and especially the wiring diagram.) I don't understand why you have two of them, or why MaverickAus has that plus other stuff that looks factory. So verify before proceeding. ;-)

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Everything you can see in my photo is factory, and no I haven't had time to look to see where it goes.
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Ok, back again and I think I found it, but not 100% sure yet! My V is an '09 with ABS. I was scrolling through this document: ]. It's from an '07, but since the '07 till '09 model is the same bike (as far as I know) I thought let's just see what's in there. (was interesting to see some of the technical stuff anyways) But: on page 413 and 415 I found pretty much the same picture as in my first post. I think they are the fuses for the ABS?!

The upper one: ABS solenoid valve relay fuse
The one below: ABS pump motor relay fuse

Not sure what it both means yet, but at least I know what to look for now!

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Checking my manual, I cheat OK? there could be a 30 amp and 25 amp fuses for the ABS system and a 5 amp for the power outlet system, on the 2 gens anyway, under the seat. But there should NOT be any Smurfs OK.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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It is the Aux . Fuse and the second is a Spare
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Yep. I added the O.E.M. relay and cigarette lighter socket to plug in my heated vest and gps. Replaced the fuses with 10 amp. No problemo.
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It is the Aux . Fuse and the second is a Spare
No... OP only has 2 fuses 30A and 25A.
As his Bike ins a Mk2 and has ABS he has correctly identified them 2 posts up.

If you have a 3rd fuse (in the middle) (like in MaverickAUS pic and myself) - it will be 5A, and this is for the AUX wiring in the LHS faring.

Each of these 3 Fuse blocks has a place to store a spare.
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