Hi from Germany - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Member Introductions Just joined? Tell us about yourself and your ride.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2020, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Darvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Hi from Germany

Just bought my x300 but have no driver licence yet. Ian happy to be registered in this forum 🙂
Darvin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2020, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Darvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have a question:
Do you know the name of this plug / connector?

Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200210_204430_1582939739321.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	15.5 KB
ID:	167535   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200210_204437_1582939766915.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	17.4 KB
ID:	167537  
Darvin is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2020, 07:49 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Welcome From Canada

https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ber-intro.htmlplease read, please do a second post in this thread you started( if you haven't done so). Thanks ( FYI I have this saved in my messages, every new member gets this , 1, two or even 3 post new members,

FYI you have found a extremely active and knowledgeable forum. so 2 posts or more )
onewizard is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2020, 08:07 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Fog Light Connector?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darvin View Post
I have a question:
Do you know the name of this plug / connector?

Thanks
Second look, possibly the auxiliary relay power socket. It should explain the the owners manual page 71, pretty dismal , crap photo.

https://www.partzilla.com/product/kawasaki/26031-2337 many places selling 26031-2337 , complete harness for under $5. https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...57-post15.html
this is the thread;
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ux-lights.html

Last edited by onewizard; 02-28-2020 at 08:18 PM.
onewizard is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-29-2020, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Darvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by onewizard View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darvin View Post
I have a question:
Do you know the name of this plug / connector?

Thanks
Second look, possibly the auxiliary relay power socket. It should explain the the owners manual page 71, pretty dismal , crap photo.

https://www.partzilla.com/product/kawasaki/26031-2337 many places selling 26031-2337 , complete harness for under $5. https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...57-post15.html
this is the thread;
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ux-lights.html

Thank you onewizard!!!
This helps me alot.
But somehow I still have a few (maybe dumb) questions.

Why do you need the relay, is there anything wrong with it when I directly connect the lights to the connector?
My thought was, that the relay is used if you want to get more Current without damaging any other electricity or so.
Darvin is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darvin View Post
Thank you onewizard!!!
This helps me alot.
But somehow I still have a few (maybe dumb) questions.

Why do you need the relay, is there anything wrong with it when I directly connect the lights to the connector?
My thought was, that the relay is used if you want to get more Current without damaging any other electricity or so.
Again I am not sure about that photo, however the wiring is the same on all Versys , 650 and V1000, the relay interrupts the connected load when you key off. The live wire in that socket if there is one ( if this is the auxiliary power socket up near the ignition key switch ) is from the auxiliary fusing, it is live all the time, a additional circuit is in that plug which triggers the relay so when you key off the load you connected turns off. Say you added LED lights keeping within the current rating and you added a waterproof toggle switch, and advantage would be you could have lights on at night with the key removed, say for setting up a campsite. Also it would be obvious that once keyed off you would have the load still draining the battery as a reminder to turn off.
onewizard is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-29-2020, 01:22 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 18,410
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
aboard!

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-29-2020, 08:32 PM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 7,333
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
aboard.
Fastoman is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Darvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by onewizard View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darvin View Post
Thank you onewizard!!!
This helps me alot.
But somehow I still have a few (maybe dumb) questions.

Why do you need the relay, is there anything wrong with it when I directly connect the lights to the connector?
My thought was, that the relay is used if you want to get more Current without damaging any other electricity or so.
Again I am not sure about that photo, however the wiring is the same on all Versys , 650 and V1000, the relay interrupts the connected load when you key off. The live wire in that socket if there is one ( if this is the auxiliary power socket up near the ignition key switch ) is from the auxiliary fusing, it is live all the time, a additional circuit is in that plug which triggers the relay so when you key off the load you connected turns off. Say you added LED lights keeping within the current rating and you added a waterproof toggle switch, and advantage would be you could have lights on at night with the key removed, say for setting up a campsite. Also it would be obvious that once keyed off you would have the load still draining the battery as a reminder to turn off.
Yes, but I want it only to be toggled on when it's keyed. Here in Germany we have funny people who think they are cool if they turn on the light an then when I come back my battery is empty. 😕

So, the only way is to buy this Relais?
It's about 30€ in Germany but I think it's ok.

Thx for welcoming & helping 😉

Greets from Deutschland
Darvin is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Darvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
So, I have now ordered an dual USB charger with relay kit and installed it today. It was around 30€.
I have removed the original 12V port and replaced it with the usb.
Also, I have cut the wire from the USB charger and connected it with a switch to my fog light.
Work time with soldering: 5 hours.
Thanks for helping
Darvin is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 08:37 PM
Member
 
JimK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Mishawaka,Indiana
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Garage
Hi from Jim-is-me .

[B]Once you go PACK you never go back
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
]
JimK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome