Help with Wiring Diagram

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Help with Wiring Diagram

Post by Boone » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:25 pm

I am adding 6 switches to my PM Contour Controls along with a new Dakota Digital Speedo, and front and rear signals. I am going to need to rewire my bike to add all these switches and components. Is anyone out there interested in helping me with a wiring diagram. Or does anyone know of where I could go to get some help with getting one drawn up. I'm confident with a complete wiring diagram specific to my bike I will have limited problems getting my bike rewired. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Help with Wiring Diagram

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Re: Help with Wiring Diagram

Post by Boone » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:17 pm

Thanks for the diagrams I got my translator coming over tonight so we can try and figure out one that works for my bike. In the meantime anyone out there ever bought a wiring harness for example a Scooter's performance harness? If so please share your thoughts on it good or bad? I'm trying to avoid the cost of these harness as they seem way over priced.

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Post by Boone » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:45 am

Still having some problems figuring out where and what size circuit breakers i should use.

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Re: Help with Wiring Diagram

Post by railroad bob » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:59 pm

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer? Ultimately, they have the most knowledge about your product.
There may be best recommendations that will vary depending on what you have on your bike.
You haven't given us much to go on. Location will vary depending on type of bike, frame style, what covers you have, is it a new custom or an existing bike you are modifying, etc.
It's OK to ask questions, but we need background if you want any response with substance.
I personally have only bought one harness, but it's not installed yet, so no experience to offer.
A harness may seem overpriced, but consider you are paying for the work to design a product, marketing, storefront, etc.
If you don't want to pay for that, you'll need to make your own, which means research and more research.
Once you start pricing materials, and consider your time, it might seem more worthwhile to ya.
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Re: Help with Wiring Diagram

Post by Boone » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:20 am

My bike is a full custom built from the ground up. It originally was wired with a custom harness. Since moving to Canada I am adding 6 switches for my PM Contour controls 3 per side these will run added signals front and rear, hi/low beam, start, stop, and horn. I also need to wire high beam low beam through my Speedometer. There are existing wires for speed sensor, transmission(gear), and oil pressure that ran to old speedometer. The speedo I am adding is a Dakota Digital http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/ ... prd509.htm. I'm not sure if it would be easier to rewire entire bike or would you suggest just adding to the harness that is there? Hope this paints a better picture. If you more details will help let me know.

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Re: Help with Wiring Diagram

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:21 pm

Boone wrote: The speedo I am adding is a Dakota Digital [url]http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/ ... /prd509.ht
They have a good tech section to check out.

Example....http://www.dakotadigital.com/pdf/HLY-3011c.pdf

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