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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Wiring Diagram and Instructions?
« Last post by Russ on Today at 04:54:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ruggybuggy [+]
Sorry, the negative wire on the harness goes to the green Honda wire.  I can't correct my post.

As for the switch your right in that you have to remove it.  The blue Honda wire is positive when the high beam is selected and can be used to operate the control box which is just a relay.  The other wire will be the grounded and  it can be connected to the green Honda wire.

Great, thanks again for your help, all ready to fit now once it arrives :)

Live feed to Purple wire in the plug
Negative feed + one of the switch wires to Green wire in the plug
Other switch wire to the Blue wire in the plug

I guess it is trial and error to see which one from the switch goes to the Blue wire unless one is black & the other a different colour :) ?

Sounds a bit easier than I anticipated now with your help :) :)
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On Two Wheels / Re: Mash Motorcycles - New 650 Trail Bike
« Last post by AJC500 on Today at 04:50:49 PM »
Came across this video test of the Mash X-Ride 650.....thought I'd post it to complete the topic!!

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Sorry, the negative wire on the harness goes to the green Honda wire.  I can't correct my post.

As for the switch your right in that you have to remove it.  The blue Honda wire is positive when the high beam is selected and can be used to operate the control box which is just a relay.  The other wire will be the grounded and  it can be connected to the green Honda wire.
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Wiring Diagram and Instructions?
« Last post by Russ on Today at 03:33:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ruggybuggy [+]
I've wired mine so that my led driving only come on when the high beam are on.  When the lights are on low beam it is not possible to have the led driving lights on.  I did it this way so when I drive at night I my ding light will turn off automatically.  During the day i always ride with my high beams on to be seen by other motorist. 

Using the wiring harness you have I connected the red power wire (positive) to the violet wire under the right cowl.  The negative wire on the harness goes to the violet wire.

The control switch wiring has two wires.  These wires are used to operate the control box to turn the led driving light on.  It's basically a relay.  One of the wires will go to the blue wire on the Honda connector.  The other wire will go to the ground wire on the Honda connector (green wire). 

The colour of the wires on the control harness will indicate which is the positive and which is a negative wire.  The black will be negative and will connect to green wire on the Honda connector.  The remaining wire will go to the blue wire on the Honda connector.   The only reason that it matters which way they go is because some relays use a suppression diode. 

Hopefully all that is clear.   :087:

Thanks for your reply, that is how I want to connect mine, as my daily commute is along dark unlit narrow lanes.

Can you check your post please - you have mentioned the violet wire twice, & is this connection into the 3 pin plug under right cowl.
"I connected the red power wire (positive) to the violet wire under the right cowl.  The negative wire on the harness goes to the violet wire."

Think I have this bit right now - I have to do away with the switch, one of these wires will go to the blue wire & the other wire to the green wire in the 3 pin plug.

I do not get the power supply from either the battery or one of the aux plugs, only the 3 pin plug is used for all connections ?

Getting there slowly lol, thanks for all your help. Just want to be 100% sure I get it right first time when I get delivery and can fit it.
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Suspension / Re: harsh std suspension
« Last post by Oyabun on Today at 02:53:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by phattanglo [+]
That is much clearer now oyabun many thanks.
I understand the k-tech springs come in different rates so I'll ask Brooks the most suitable rate for a 100kg rider.
I'll also look at the new damper rods.
Could you please recommend an oil viscosity and airspace for basic road riding with the new components.
Kev.
I'd suggest to go for a 7.5 or 8 N/mm linear spring (Ohlins offers 8 for the 150mm travel 19-20 models) and 15w fluid.
I'd start with 170 mm air gap and depending on your experience add or remove 5mm to help avoiding bottoming if needed.
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Hi all,
I recently had a problem with the ignition switch, when I turn the key, it doesn't react at all. no light (nor from the meter nor from the headlight) and no sound.
I checked the battery voltage (~12v) and I checked that all the fuses are ok, include the main fuse.
I see no difference in the voltage of the fuses when I change the switch status.

I am suspecting that the switch mechanism is damaged, but I can't tell for sure.




Does anyone have any advice?
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*Originally Posted by Russ [+]
OK, I've got the lights on order from aliexpress - getting the ones with a relay included -
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001012115493.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.39494c050g9vAP

This is the wiring diagram for these lights -


And this plug from ebay -
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB500X-F-R-Auxiliary-Output-Options-Plug-1-x-3-way-Connector-Set/282968622281

I intend to connect the power supply to one of the ignition live plugs (either under left fairing, or under the seat).

I want these lights to come on when I turn on my main beam.

Am I right in thinking that I will only need to connect the Green wire from the 3 pin plug to terminal 86 on the relay ??
Or do the Blue & Purple wires need connecting anywhere ?

I guess I can do away with the supplied switch & just join the 2 switch wires together if I want to leave the switch off ?

I've wired mine so that my led driving only come on when the high beam are on.  When the lights are on low beam it is not possible to have the led driving lights on.  I did it this way so when I drive at night I my ding light will turn off automatically.  During the day i always ride with my high beams on to be seen by other motorist. 

Using the wiring harness you have I connected the red power wire (positive) to the violet wire under the right cowl.  The negative wire on the harness goes to the violet wire.  The control switch wiring has two wires.  These wires are used to operate the control box to turn the led driving light on.  It's basically a relay.  One of the wires will go to the blue wire on the Honda connector.  The other wire will go to the ground wire on the Honda connector (green wire).  The colour of the wires on the control harness will indicate which is the positive and which is a negative wire.  The black will be negative and will connect to green wire on the Honda connector.  The remaining wire will go to the blue wire on the Honda connector.   The only reason that it matters which way they go is because some relays use a suppression diode. 

Hopefully all that is clear.   :087:
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These are very similar to the ones I purchased, they are very good.
I connected my power supply to the accessory connector under the seat which is wired through the ignition switch my bike is a 19 year
You might want to keep the suppled switch as as they can be used as a DRL.

This video show's how to connect the power supply, I found it easier push the pins in the the open connector that is left behind @ 1:17 in the video. then thread the wires through the other half.
 Sorry can't help you with the other question about the green wire and the three pin plug.
   
 
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I've got a Shad 34 (I think, not exactly sure of the size), but the locking mechanisms are similar. It's ugly, but IMO both the lockdown latch and the opening latch are about as good as any for security. Compared to a Givi that I owned on a different bike, just as good. At the end of the day they all just make it a little harder to steal your stuff, not really stop it.
Cheers

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Wiring Diagram and Instructions?
« Last post by Russ on Today at 10:29:02 AM »
OK, I've got the lights on order from aliexpress - getting the ones with a relay included -
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001012115493.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.39494c050g9vAP

This is the wiring diagram for these lights -


And this plug from ebay -
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB500X-F-R-Auxiliary-Output-Options-Plug-1-x-3-way-Connector-Set/282968622281

I intend to connect the power supply to one of the ignition live plugs (either under left fairing, or under the seat).

I want these lights to come on when I turn on my main beam.

Am I right in thinking that I will only need to connect the Green wire from the 3 pin plug to terminal 86 on the relay ??
Or do the Blue & Purple wires need connecting anywhere ?

I guess I can do away with the supplied switch & just join the 2 switch wires together if I want to leave the switch off ?
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