Factory wiring to lights and horn button is 12V; what you've added like your tag light is not so as long as you tap in on the factory wire you are good to go. Again, the horn black wire is switched but will not work. Your best bet is to use the Red/Black 'option' wire in the empty fuse slot in the fuse block. You can plug a soldered wire tip (for stiffness) into the single female pin; the other pin is normally absent.
No more than 10A although since this circuit is just a signal wire it probably draws less than 1A.Any particular size for the fuse?
I paid a visit to the wrecking yard and picked up terminals from a Japanese car that matched the Fury fuse and relay female pins.Another excellent lesson Gar , love it , thank you .
Don't go by the picture of my fuse block since I have rearranged it and have ABS but the letters are correct. If you don't want to add a fuse then tap into A, B, C or D on the fused side as Clueless mentioned previously. Test for fused side by removing the fuse to prove power loss. If you want to add a fuse get an inline fuse and tap into the fuse slot with the single terminal.That pic is exactly what I need. Will make it easier for a dumb guy like me... lol. So what should I tap into then? K? I was thinking about splicing into A.
Your auto parts store sells split sheathing in various diameters.If you want to do your wiring by the book all wires should also be protected with a sleeve just as Honda has done. I have added a number of electrical accessories to my bike and have protected all the new wiring to prevent chafing and short circuits.
Generally speaking red wires connect to the positive battery terminal and are not fuse protected; most other colored wires are fuse protected except green which is ground (connected to the negative battery terminal through the frame). If in doubt probe with a test light with it's lead connected to ground.
So, are you saying 1) tap into the power source 2) fuse 3) connect to whatever you are addingThe only wire not fused is the main cable going to the starter relay, power there is tapped off thru the main fuse to the ign switch or to the fuse box. Every circuit you add should be fused as close to the power as possible .
I'm saying if you go directly to the battery yes, batt, fuse, load. If you add to another existing circuit that is fused (say the brown running lights wire) you do not need another fuseSo, are you saying 1) tap into the power source 2) fuse 3) connect to whatever you are adding
The main fuse is 30 amps so any added accessory will still need a smaller fuse. If you don't a short circuit can melt insulation on any wires grouped together. That's the reason I said that "Generally speaking red wires connect to the positive battery terminal and are not fuse protected." but of course there is more to the story. You don't get all the answers in one thread when it takes years to learn this stuff. The important part is that you don't want to tap into the red, red/black or red/green wires because they are on the supply side to the fuse. Even the switched R/Bl option wire you need to add a fuse so that it becomes just like the others in the fuse block. Take your power after the fuse no matter which switched circuit you choose: A, B, C, D or Option.The only wire not fused is the main cable going to the starter relay, power there is tapped off thru the main fuse to the ign switch or to the fuse box. Every circuit you add should be fused as close to the power as possible .
The original (headlamp) fuse will go in the 1st and the new (alarm) fuse will go to the 2nd.This looks like a simple solution. Can I just plug this into my headlight fuse slot and then stick the fuse into the side of the adapter? Will I need two fuses since there are two slots in the adapter?
John, does Honda make these female pins available or where can you get them besides Japanese cars at the wrecking yard ?... I have a pin that will go into the stock fusebox (at the option slot) then you can solder you alarm hot to it, put a fuse in the stock fuse box and have a neater install.
I scavanged some from a Goldwing wireing harness that we replaced a few years ago.John, does Honda make these female pins available or where can you get them besides Japanese cars at the wrecking yard ?
I have added two fused circuits this way and non ABS bikes can add up to five in the empty slots.