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wiring accessories to a CB400

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Brmmm, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. I'm keen to wire up a GPS and Heated grips via a relay to an ignition connected source, but I can't figure out where to do this on the CB400. Here's a couple of photos I took of the electrics near the fusebox. I can see the ground to connect to but not too sure about the active. I cant seem to find any schematics for this bikeon the net. Tempted now to get this done by my local autoelectrician.

    Any thoughts on how I could do this myself? I'm not keen to just splice into a random wire. I tried doing this with an indicator wire but it didnt power the GPS for some reason, even though it was reading 12.6V or therabouts.



  2. John,

    Look a bit closer to the headlight .. that one shoudnt be too hard to find.

    As you've also mentioned future expansion to allow for heated grips (elsewhere) you might want to look at http://www.easternbeaver.com/ . This guy does custom wiring for all sorts of stuff and I can say its good quality work he does, including his fusebox.

    Good info also at http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php?pid=2#board .
  3. Good stuff there Chris, thanks. That fuzeblock seems good but I'll still need to tap a wire somewhere. It would be neater to tap the tail light I think. I might try that tomorrow.

    Also, I don't think I need constant power as far as I can tell, so it might be overkill at $79.