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post #1 of 6 Old 11-10-2018, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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What's this wire for?

I took off my seat to install power lead for my electric jacket. I noticed this wire under the passenger seat. What is it for and anybody using it for an accessory?

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-10-2018, 08:50 PM
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Check and see if its hot when you hit the brake lever. Thats my guess anyway as
I found a set in the back that was connected to the brake circuit. Might be a black with a yellow strip very near by.

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I think i remember reading a previous post about this being a connection to the ABS system.

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post #4 of 6 Old 11-11-2018, 09:50 AM
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My 2012, non abs bike has this wire, too. No surprise as I believe all the bikes use the same wiring harness. When I put a meter on mine, it was only 2v or 4v.....something really low, and not enough power to do anything with.

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I took off my seat to install power lead for my electric jacket. I noticed this wire under the passenger seat. What is it for and anybody using it for an accessory?

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Although not 100% as I've not had a chance to test it @FastNinja may be on to something. As you can see in the diagram there is a gray wire for testing the ABS and we all know there were pre 14 bikes being built with ABS so maybe that's why Its on yours too @rcannon409. You now Kawasaki likes to keep it universal if it can save them a dime, and under 5 volts is common for test ports and sensors.
Just my 2 cents on a Sunday and something to search into farther.
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I think you are correct,and I believe there is something in the abs test section that talks about this wire. Yes again on it being just under 5v.....If I remember correctly, there is not a dedicated fuse for it, ether.

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