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Offline Laitch

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Re: Awakening 1987 K100RS from 10 year slumber.
« Reply #200 on: November 15, 2019, 11:29:51 AM »
Now that I look at the part diagram, the wire is terminated with those little slip on flat connectors (not sure the name?) so would probably connect somewhere other than to the battery terminals.
I would think if is connected to the battery it would have power going to the plug. . .
Those are called spade connectors.
The power socket is usually connected to fuse #4; that's the setup on my moto. Get yourself a cheap circuit tester with a 12V light bulb in it.
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Re: Awakening 1987 K100RS from 10 year slumber.
« Reply #201 on: November 15, 2019, 12:44:45 PM »
Those are called spade
Get yourself a cheap circuit tester with a 12V light bulb in it.
Yep. I need a new battery for mine then I can test.
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Re: Awakening 1987 K100RS from 10 year slumber.
« Reply #202 on: November 15, 2019, 10:16:38 PM »
Got my voltage tester working and tested the power socket. First I tried to test it by inserting the + probe straight in but it hit the side and shorted out blowing the 15amp fuse. I pulled the connector off the back of the power socket an stuck the + and - probes directly into the white connector. It read 2.5 on the lower scale which calculates to 12.5 volts.
I think I will get the SAE/hella adapter and use the power socket to charge the battery. I can now remove the SAE plug and eyelets that are screwed to the battery terminals.
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Re: Awakening 1987 K100RS from 10 year slumber.
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2019, 01:40:44 AM »
Got my voltage tester working and tested the power socket. First I tried to test it by inserting the + probe straight in but it hit the side and shorted out blowing the 15amp fuse. I pulled the connector off the back of the power socket an stuck the + and - probes directly into the white connector. It read 2.5 on the lower scale which calculates to 12.5 volts.
I think I will get the SAE/hella adapter and use the power socket to charge the battery. I can now remove the SAE plug and eyelets that are screwed to the battery terminals.

Just to confirm was that fuse #4 or #5 from the top?
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Re: Awakening 1987 K100RS from 10 year slumber.
« Reply #204 on: November 16, 2019, 08:26:33 AM »
Just to confirm was that fuse #4 or #5 from the top?
It was #4.
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Re: Awakening 1987 K100RS from 10 year slumber.
« Reply #205 on: January 12, 2020, 09:22:02 PM »
Mid winter update. I did get the SAE/hella adapter and the battery tender junior hooked up back around the end of November. It charged the battery fine reading 12.8v. Put the Stabil in and ran it around the block a few times.
Today, 1/12/20, it was 69 degrees here in the Hudson Valley so a perfect day to get the bike outside (how many from the northeast went out riding today? I saw quite a few bikers around this weekend). It is not registered right now so I just started the bike up and let it run up to temperature, about 20 minutes. The battery was strong and it stared with half choke in just a few seconds. So now it goes back in the garage until the next warm spell then spring in two months!
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