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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Re: Twin USB and Gear indicator
« Last post by Steve698 on May 24, 2022, 11:55 AM »
OK thanks everyone for you replies you have given me a good idea of where to start, I'll get the multimeter fired up when I get the bike pretty sure I can get it going one way or another. Think I'll get the relay for the sake of 11 and hopefully that will get everything working behind the dash.
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*Originally Posted by Steve698 [+]
Yep that is exactly what I'm after and in that position, and you just plugged it straight in to the supplied wiring behind the dash, curious about the relay then.
It depends on the spec of the Mk3 you have purchased whether or not the relay has been fitted. It is required to power the connectors under the left side of the tank for heated grips etc. and for the connector behind the clocks powering the Kawasaki gear indicator. (relay is not required for the gear indicator which connects under the seat afaik.) For the USB, it really depends on where you intend to get the power supply from. I chose the Kawasaki gear indicator so added the relay and then USB at a later date so I am not sure if the relay also provides power to the "spare" bullet connectors up behind the clocks which I used for the USB. The relay is about 10, and the connector is taped up on the loom not hanging loose.
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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Re: Twin USB and Gear indicator
« Last post by Maverick on May 24, 2022, 10:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by Steve698 [+]
Yep that is exactly what I'm after and in that position, and you just plugged it straight in to the supplied wiring behind the dash, curious about the relay then.

Sorry I was editing my post while you typed.
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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Re: Twin USB and Gear indicator
« Last post by Steve698 on May 24, 2022, 10:43 AM »
Yep that is exactly what I'm after and in that position, and you just plugged it straight in to the supplied wiring behind the dash, curious about the relay then.
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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Re: Twin USB and Gear indicator
« Last post by Maverick on May 24, 2022, 10:35 AM »
Like I said I fitted a twin USB port to my Mk2 so I don't know if it's the same as the Mk3. I did not use a relay it simply doesn't draw enough current to warrant a relay. Your model may be different Maybe the Mk 3 needs the relay to complete the circuit?







Edit: Just reread my previous post sorry if I mislead you I wasn't very clear my 2012 model did not need the relay and electrically speaking neither does yours however perhaps Kawasaki fitted wiring which needs a relay to complete the circuit and therefore provide power to the accessory wiring. I'm sure someone who has fitted the USB port to the Mk3 will comment soon.
Just ignore me  :11:
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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Power distribution boxes
« Last post by wasOrange on May 24, 2022, 10:26 AM »
Looking for a power distribution solution to power a couple of accessories on my MK1. I've narrowed the options down to the below. I know there are offerings from Denali and Rowe and a few others, but they're out of my budget.

Has anyone had experience with Marks Motorcycle Parts 5 Way Switched Fused Power Outlet ?

A Fuzeblock FZ-1 is probably my first choice if money was not a factor. But the Fuzeblock + wiring harness adds up to 114. After investing in a crimping tool I could probably put together the harness for about 20 with bits from ebay but won't be as good quality and a lot more of a faf!

Then there's the Healtech Thunderbox option that would also do everything I needed. However, I couldn't take advantage of the clever automatic mode that detects when the bike is on and would have to run it in Ignition-controlled mode to allow me to throw on the battery tender without too much fiddling. It also provides connection for only 4 accessories compared to 5 for Marks effort and 6 on the Fuzeblock. That last point's not a big issue, as I currently only have plans for 2; heated grips and a voltmeter/USB socket, but future-proofing is always on my mind.

I've also just discovered the Innovv PowerHubs but that parasitic drain annoys me, even though I do generally keep the bike on a charger when not in use.

So looking to get some opinions and experiences. What do you think? What have you used? What would you recommend?

Could have built one from raw minerals in the time it took to put this table together!

DIY
No. of Accessories
6
U01: 4
U02: 8
5
5
As many as you want
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Switch trigger
Any of the 6 can be set to switched or unswitched
Auto-On: Detects when engine is running and switches on after delay
Ignition-Controlled: ignition on = power on after delay
Stay-Off: Always off(for longer term storage)
All Ignition switched only
All ignition switched only
Whatever you want
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Delay
None
On/Off: ~5 secs
None
On/Off: ~10 secs
Don't know how to do it. So none
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Price
79
U01: 60
U02: ~80
30
3: 70
2: 50
Fuse box: 15
Relay: 5
Wires: 10
Connectors: 5
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Wiring included (Red, Black, Trigger)
No (Nippy Norman add on for 35)
Yes (No idividual accessory fuse holder)
No
Yes (with individual accessory fuse holder )
Yes
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Negatives
Expensive.
Wiring harness double expensive.
Not as small as Innovv and Healtech
Can't use Auto-On with battery tender.
Fewer outputs.
Need to add inline fuse holders or a short on 1 accessory would take them all out.
Fixed Amp outputs (4x5A and 1x1A). But what accessory needs more than 5amps?
Parasitic drain: <10uA.
Max output getting worse with each version?
PH1 = 40A
PH2 = 20A
PH3 = 15A
Time consuming.
Ugly!

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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Re: Twin USB and Gear indicator
« Last post by Steve698 on May 24, 2022, 09:35 AM »
So it can just be plugged straight into the wiring behind the dash, why has every one I've seen for the Versys got the relay included ?
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Electrics, Lighting, Battery, and Wiring / Re: Twin USB and Gear indicator
« Last post by Maverick on May 24, 2022, 09:18 AM »
It does not need a relay, can't help with positioning on the 2015 MK3 I had the Mk2
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Versys - General Discussion / Re: Bumble Bee
« Last post by Maverick on May 24, 2022, 09:13 AM »
2014 EU model



I kinda modelled my colour scheme on this one except I used a Mazda colour called



If you wish to know more about what I did poke around https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,13786.msg202867.html#msg202867 and a couple pages before and after.
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