As I said almost no modification needed, with none at all to the bike. Cost around $40.00 total.
As I wasn’t looking forward to boring holes in my new bike or hacking up the wiring and none of the homemade relays set ups I have seen are weatherproof. So I decided to mix Kawasaki and aftermarket parts to get a clean set up and save money over the price of the factory setup, I’ve seen prices from $80.00 to $140.00 for it. So here’s the deal.
You need a Kawasaki Relay kit, Part # 99994-0195. This is the relay and bracket; I paid $34.00 at my dealer and did see it online for $30.00. When you think about it a Bosch E-5000 relay goes for $10.00-$15.00 and is NOT weather proof PLUS you’ll have to either hack the wiring or rig up a bunch of spade connectors to hook the electrical side of things THEN mount it.
Next the socket, The Kawasaki one cost over $80.00! YIKES! However I found a BikeMaster part #15-1668 that works just fine, or if you want a mini plug (BWM style) they have that as well #15-1666, even to the point of plugging right into the Factory harness. It even looks to be weatherproof, I paid $8.99 and have seen it for under $8.00.
Here’s the only mod needed. The BikeMaster socket is a tad to large for the hole in the Kawasaki bracket, maybe .5mm/ .015”. All of 30 seconds with my Dremel and then a shot of paint and problem solved!
The directions are so easy to follow that I won’t bother to give a blow by blow just pull the middle and upper fairing bolt it on and plugs up the wires and you're done
Here’s it is after I mounted it on the bike, fairings are off as you can see. I used a couple of Zip Ties and then ran a quick test and buttoned her back up. All of 20 minuets work. No hacking, whacking or cussing! “All Too Easy” as Darth Vader said!
The "Extra" wire is the ground for the second power point. The Power lead is a twin male that's hooked up to the socket.
After I got the bike back togather you can see it's tucked well out of the way.
Plugged up, notice? No Smoke!
PLUS with the factory wiring there are now two power points I can use, the socket and then an extra power lead and ground. I plan to tie into that for my heated gear controller when it gets cold. Remember this is a switched power point so no forgetting to turn off things and killing the battery.