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Offline wiarmu

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New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« on: September 06, 2019, 03:22:44 PM »
Hi

I just purchased a 1992 k75 with 53000 miles.   One owner who used it for his daily commute and actually had records back 93.

I'm returning to riding after 25 years.  Thanks for post on riding position.  It felt like I was holding on to the bike instead of riding it before I read this.....

My goal is to put everything possible back stock.  First project is the front turn signals.  The bike had a rifle fairing and the owner had cut the wiring connectors.  I was able to fabricate a way to connect the housing back to the bike.  Now I have 3 wires but only 2 posts on the bulb socket to connect to. I'm guessing its ground but where should it terminate?

Just ordered my Clymer manual.  The fun begins.
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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 03:31:10 PM »
greetings...

:welcome

poast photos of moto and of that whack...

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Offline wiarmu

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 04:33:50 PM »
Thanks for the reply

Here is the bike.


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Here the right side.   There was a gap between the housing after I bolted it so I wrapped it w gorilla tape to keep the rain out for now.


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The left side


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The bulb and housing


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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
greetings...

right side should be exactly like the left side with white connector...

they coulda had 3 wior run n lites in there...

http://www.run-n-lites.com/products.html

you gonna have to put a meter on those wiors to see what they do... and track them back to where they hit the loom or whatever...

mounting hardware lenses housings are readily available...

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Offline wiarmu

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 05:11:57 PM »
Yep.  I've been tracing the wiring back not and cleaning up the slices as I go.   I did document the wiring to the lights on the rifle,  so I believe I know which is + -     and ground.  I don't know where to terminate ground.


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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 05:26:45 PM »
greetings...

that is the oe rifle turnsignal running light unit...

black to housing is ground... the black and red into bulb are for running and turn... may have single or dual fillerment bulb in there...

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Offline wiarmu

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 05:45:43 PM »
Got it.  I was just reading thru the info at the run-n-lites link you posted.  I'll trace back to the parking lite and remove the connection the parking lamp and clean up the wiring.

Thanks for the help.
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Offline ScooterNSticks

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2019, 12:48:55 AM »
Beautiful motorcycle.  Looks a lot like my '92 K75.  Once you have it the way you want it you'll have fun riding.  I sneak mine out every chance I get.  Yesterday morning it did errand duty.

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2019, 10:20:14 AM »
Great color!

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019, 11:36:16 AM »
[quote author=wiarmu link=topic=12867.msg114207#msg114207 date=1567797764

My goal is to put everything possible back stock.  First project is the front turn signals.  The bike had a rifle fairing and the owner had cut the wiring connectors.  I was able to fabricate a way to connect the housing back to the bike.  Now I have 3 wires but only 2 posts on the bulb socket to connect to. I'm guessing its ground but where should it terminate?

[/quote]
On the BMW OEM turn signal, the straight male prong is the ground and the bent (inclined) male prong is the power to the light.

In OEM wiring, the ground wire is brown and has a 90-degree female connector, while the power wire is two-color and has a black plastic shroud on its female connector.  I remember this because just yesterday I happened to fiddle with my 1995 K75's front turn signals.

Hope this helps!
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Offline wiarmu

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2019, 09:51:50 PM »
Thanks everyone.

With your help,  I cleaned up the wiring and connected everything back together correctly this morning.  AND THEN... went riding for the rest of the day :)
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Offline ScooterNSticks

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Re: New K75 owner Seattle Wa.
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2019, 09:59:44 AM »
Thanks everyone.

With your help,  I cleaned up the wiring and connected everything back together correctly this morning.  AND THEN... went riding for the rest of the day :)

Nice!  So, how was it?  Details.  Pictures.
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