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post #1 of 11 Old Aug 21st, 2013, 7:15 pm Thread Starter
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Need help identifying Wire/Plug

So apparently I forgot to plug in a plug from my most recent tear-down; now I can't figure out what it is supposed to be plugged into. Everything is working on the bike, with the exception of my aftermarket lights, my high beam, and my cooling fans. Logic would tell me that the plug is related to the fans, but I can't seem to tell.

It is a two-prong female plug, with a brown wire (ground) and a red wire, with yellow lead. Anybody know what it controls? And more importantly, where the other end of the plug is? (Im thinking its probably under the fuel tank, because I haven't pulled that off yet and I can't see anything.

This picture is taken from the right side of the bike, you can see the bleeder for the clutch slave. Thanks for your help!

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maybe right hand powerlet plug? its down there...

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maybe right hand powerlet plug? its down there...
Correct, Most LT's don't use it but most all have it.

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Re: Need help identifying Wire/Plug

Hm. Makes sense I guess. My bike doesn't have a power outlet on the right side, but two on the left.

I'm pretty sure my fans aren't working though, as I got stuck in traffic the other day and the temp gauge was climbing higher than I ever remember, and it only did it in traffic. Is there a good way to test this, or common place to look?

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My weak memory seems to tell me that the fuse the fans are on will also have something else in that fuse/

If nothing else does not work your fuse shud be gud.

Covering the the radiators with the engine running shud get the temp high enuff to start ur fans.

the connector in ue pix lloks full or green corrosion--not connected to anything, like the connector for the missing cig-socket that normally just hangs in that area.

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Don't quote me on this, but that connector imight be used for the chrome model KLT's that have running lights installed on the crash bar rocker panels. I personally do not have the chromed out model so I'm not absolutely sure about this. Is there a similar wire connector on the other side of the bike?
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Don't quote me on this, but that connector imight be used for the chrome model KLT's that have running lights installed on the crash bar rocker panels. I personally do not have the chromed out model so I'm not absolutely sure about this. Is there a similar wire connector on the other side of the bike?
Can't be that, those lights have two spade type connections. It looks like the unused powerlet connection like the other folks mentioned. I added a powerlet socket to that side and it looks just like that.

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When I bought my bike, I was told it was an LTC model. Don't know. My bike doesn't have running lights, or a right side power outlet. It makes sense that it is factory wiring for an aux plug, as it looks just like the one on the left side.

If the bike was low on coolant, would that explain getting hot in traffic, but not on the highway?

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Think about the air flow through the radiators in traffic vrs on an interstate.

Pop ur seat an look at the overflow tank.

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Rem modern engines have higher temp thermostats than back in the olden days when one could climb into the engine compartment to work on the engine.
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When I bought my bike, I was told it was an LTC model. Don't know. My bike doesn't have running lights, or a right side power outlet. It makes sense that it is factory wiring for an aux plug, as it looks just like the one on the left side.

If the bike was low on coolant, would that explain getting hot in traffic, but not on the highway?
in the old days the fan was on the water pump spinning all the time drawing air thru rad and the electric fan runs all the time when the AC is on - neither apply to motorcycles so movement causes air flow and if sitting temp rises in rads until sensor turns on fans to cool them - motor temp remains constant around 230F

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