Wednesday, 21 May 2014

GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring - Part 4 The End!

Yesterday was my first day back in the workshop since the trip to Istanbul. I was anxious to get the GPZ wiring project finished, partly 'cos it's overdue and its owner wants it back and partly 'cos it took much longer to do than I had anticipated and everything else is behind schedule - particularly the Buell, which I'm keen to get up and running to showcase the vinyl wrapping.

So yesterday there were still a couple of cables to run and some connectors to fit. And then the loom had to be tested to make sure everything worked. This went off without a hitch and as far as I can tell, everything does work. I can't know for sure if the motor will run because I can't test the pick-ups or the igniter, but the wiring works. The coils energise when the ignition is turned on and all the lights and stuff work. And the starter relay clicks on on the button and supplies current to the starter, so I'm confident everything works.

So this morning, all that remained was to wrap the loom in PVC harness tape and fit it to the frame with cable ties. This went off smoothly too, followed by another successful test.

So it's done now and I'm pleased with it.

Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
Voltage tester shows 6 volts 'cos I'm using a dodgy old battery that I had lying around.


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
Clocks and idiot-lights light up. The speedo is mechanical and I have no way to test the rev-counter, but I'm confident the wiring is fine.


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
Stop, tail and indicators working fine!


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
The finished loom back out of the bike for wrapping with PVC harness tape.


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
The loom, fully wrapped and ready for installation.


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
Superseal connectors used throughout (except between the alternator and regulator/rectifier).


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
Finished fuse board - it's pretty tight here!


Mercenary Garage - GPZ 1100 Custom Wiring
Key to the fuse box. If you look in the previous picture, you can see that terminal 7 is exposed allowing the fitment of an auxiliary switched and fused cable for a GPS or heated grips or whatever.






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Part 1 is here... www.mercenary.ie/2014/05/gpz-1100-custom-wiring.html
Part 2 is here... www.mercenary.ie/2014/05/gpz-1100-custom-wiring-ii.html
Part 3 is here... www.mercenary.ie/2014/05/gpz-1100-custom-wiring-part-3.html

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