Wiring help pls

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by What!, Dec 6, 2003.

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    What! Guest

    Hi All

    Got myself some Oxford Hot Hands, not wishing the cold to stop my fun, or my
    fingers to drop off!

    Has anyone out there wired these so they go off with the ignition. My
    memory is not what it should be and instead of the cold spoiling my fun I am
    sure a flat batery soon will.

    Many thanks to you all who post usefull ideas.

    Thanks again

    CBR600RR, RVF400RR & PW80 (lol)

    p.s. the bike is a CBR600 if this makes a jot of difference.
    What!, Dec 6, 2003
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    Steve Parkes Guest

    yep, done that last week

    Get a 4 pole relay and holder,

    find an ignition controlled live that goes off when the ignition is off
    (check it is not the fan live as that will normally stay on after the
    ignition is off. Best one is to look for the lights feed.

    Now, connect a wire to this by either solder and taping or by looking for a
    spare crip connector on the fuse box. DO NOT USE A SCOTCH LOCK.

    on the bottom of the relay, you will see 4 numbers next to the pins.
    connect them like this

    30 - to your battery + side
    87 - to the positive of the grips
    85 - to the wire you found earlier
    86 and the negative of the grips to the battery - Side

    Do not cut more than 25mm from the wires attached to the grips.. If you do
    then there is a small chance the wiring will become the hot bit.

    Or, if you are anywhere near redditch, drop me a mail
    Steve Parkes, Dec 7, 2003
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    sweller Guest

    For these are the creations of Beelzebub himself.
    sweller, Dec 9, 2003
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    Champ Guest


    Champ, Dec 9, 2003
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    sweller Guest

    No, God is a She, Satan is a He, the nice young lady who posts here is a
    bit confused.
    sweller, Dec 9, 2003
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    flashgorman Guest

    I though God was a virus?
    flashgorman, Dec 9, 2003
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    darsy Guest

    A DJ.
    darsy, Dec 9, 2003
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    CT Guest

    An astronaut.
    CT, Dec 9, 2003
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    Greybeard Guest

    Been using 'em for years. No problems at all. Just put a little silicon
    grease in before squeezing on.
    Even had no problems using them on "off road" landy's when I was doing the
    wiring on them when I had my Auto Elec Business.
    Greybeard, Dec 9, 2003
  10. sweller wrote
    Nice arse though.
    steve auvache, Dec 9, 2003
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    Steve Parkes Guest

    Hi, I also owned, and still own an auto electric / Audio / towbar business
    and although I agree they can be good there are a few places you should not
    use them. One of these is in the installation of resistence dependant
    accessories such as heated grips.

    Also they are prone to failure on contact with water, so why take the risk.
    Steve Parkes, Dec 9, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    Greybeard said....
    Having seen the corrosion caused by them, not to mention the inceased
    resistance they create when they cut into cable strands, I wouldn't ever
    use them again.
    Lozzo, Dec 9, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    sweller said....
    Now I'm worried
    Lozzo, Dec 9, 2003
  14. AOL. I used to think they were the dog's bollocks, but now I avoid them
    if at all possible.



    GS 850 x2 / SE 6a
    FUB KotL OSOS#12? UKRMMA#19
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Dec 9, 2003
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    What! Guest

    Thanks to you all I now have "hot hands" and no flat battery worries :eek:)
    What!, Dec 15, 2003
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