Is there a Fan relay somwhere?
Seems to be the same on my K7. Bastard to get at at the rear of the head stock to the left of the centre line.
He used the 'original' Orange wire off the ignition switch to power a relay, which then supplies power to the stuff that the orange wire originally did (ignition, turn signals and cooling fan). I changed the schematic (red):can you add a schematic? not sure I understand what you did here
I do have to report a blown fuse about 2 years after fixing the green connector. Related? I don't know. I was on a very long ride, came to a gas station, tried to start her up again and *nothing*... Found out it was a blown fuse. Didn't bother figuring out what happened and just replaced the fuse... everything ok since but I haven't fixed anything! So it could pop again... I'll have to go back home to see which fuse it was.once the green connector is removed from the bike there is no way you can have any further problem with it.
Whilst this idea works , simply removing the green connector does as well it is the green connector at fault not the wiring lay out.
I discovered what blew out my fuse and it had nothing to do with the green connector. A resistor for my cheap handle-grip warmers fell off and left wires dangling around. Somehow they've only shorted out on my frame twice in a year (the 2nd time is when I discovered the problem).I do have to report a blown fuse about 2 years after fixing the green connector. Related? I don't know. I was on a very long ride, came to a gas station, tried to start her up again and *nothing*... Found out it was a blown fuse. Didn't bother figuring out what happened and just replaced the fuse... everything ok since but I haven't fixed anything! So it could pop again... I'll have to go back home to see which fuse it was.
Dittos. I replaced my green connector with individual 30A spade connectors, wrapped in heat shrink tubing and then wrapped with cold-shrink tape as a post in the green connector thread advised. This was at 30K miles and the OE green connector was in perfect shape. I never looked back, never second-guessed the job. I sleep well, now, too.Getting stranded is the least of my worries... I don't want to end up like the OP (Jeff) and lose power in the corner and crash. I replaced mine some time ago with no ill effects. Mine was like new still.
Relay installation complete, tested, and explained!
This guide will show you how to install a relay that will reduce the electrical load to "THE GREEN CONNECTOR" by half! That way, instead of just bridging the connector, you are solving the problem all together.
1- remove your seat and pull out the fuse box. Locate the single orange wire that feeds to the fuses labeled fan, ignition, and signal.
2- Cut that orange wire about half way between the fuse box and where it comes out of the loom. Strip the wires back about 3mm.
3- set up a relay as shown in the second picture. You will need one meter worth of 14 gauge wire, and a relay rated for 40A at 12V (standard light/horn relay from the auto parts store)
4- make orange wire connections, be sure to slip shrink wrap over the wires BEFORE soldering them. 86 goes to the orange wire coming from the loom, 30 goes to the orange wire on the fuse box.
5- Mount the relay somewhere nice, I just attached it to the plastic under the main relay (see picture with my dirty finger pointing to it). Now route the last two wires 87 to the positive battery terminal and 85 to the negative.
6- solder on ring terminals to those two wires, shrink wrap over the wire first! Now bolt them down to the battery.
You now have a safe green connector! The problem being fixed, not just bypassed.