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Top shelf work Gerry. I am totally in awe. :good: :yes: That's one clean build and upgrade.

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I sure feel that way sometimes! :hihihi:

The spaghetti was a tough nut to crack and have the confidence it will all work (safely).

The next step is to create harness #1 which will go from one of the 8 wire connectors and wrap around the air filter to the new buss bars that will be installed where the original fuse box is. The buss bars will handle the new power source as well as the triggers for many of the relays.

I still have some wires to fix in the '82 harness as well as add some new wires. I do not have the wire on hand just yet, just the new connectors where needed.

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Top shelf work Gerry. I am totally in awe. :good: :yes: That's one clean build and upgrade.

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Great looking job. Honda sure puts a lot of wiring in a small space. Connectors are great - did you get them from vintage connections?

Looking forward to more pictures of the new bus and relay setup.

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Another surprising find (at least to me), there are only two grounds in the entire wiring system. The main ground from the battery to the frame and then ONLY ONE 16 gauge green wire with an eyelet that attaches at the frame by the coils. That is it! :shock:

All negative pathways lead to the one ground wire connected at the coils. And that wire is spliced about 4 times through out the wire harness. I was pretty shocked! :heat:


Found this to be the same on my '85 LTD. With riding season upon us, intend to put work on hold and ride. Still have small projects I want to do and the ground issue is one of them. Installed a ground bus under the seat and want all grounds to be there.

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I would love to download the complete Honda 1200 manual if that is possible Dan :thanks:


I have the 1200 manuals in PDF format - Chiltons/Haynes as well if anyone is interested plus a lot of ancillary info relating to 1200s. I have a manual for the 1100 as well. PM me if you would like.

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Great looking job. Honda sure puts a lot of wiring in a small space. Connectors are great - did you get them from vintage connections?

Looking forward to more pictures of the new bus and relay setup.

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Yes, those connectors are from Vintage Connections as well as the tools needed to build the connectors. Top notch stuff and easy to use.

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Looked like the connectors from Vintage Connections. Thanks, great looking installation.

Just read your thread again. I have added three relays to my '85 LTD and have a separate accessory fuse block. Using the LTD/SEi fuse block as an upgrade has given me some ideas for streamlining my additional wiring and possibly upgrading/changing the original wiring, and possible improvement to the load distribution as well.

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Looks like I may not have to add a new pressure switch after all! The current low oil light is operated by a pressure switch that opens the circuit (turning the light off). When the engine is off, the light comes on since there is less than 2 lbs of oil pressure. When the light is on, it is a 12 VDC circuit.

The 1200 fuse/relay panel has 5 normally open relays and 2 normally closed relays. The normally closed relays were used for the SEi cornering lights. When the trigger has power, the circuit opens and the cornering lights go off (and stay off). When the turn signal would trigger, it would open the trigger on the relay which closed the relay allowing the cornering lights to come on only while the turn signal was active in that direction.

I am going to take this relay and wire the trigger to the oil sender circuit. Bike is in key on position, oil light comes on, headlight is triggered off. Start the bike, oil pressure comes up, light goes off, relay closes and the headlight comes on. The only extra wiring will be to tap the oil light circuit! :Egyptian:


I tested this theory with the oil pressure switch and it worked! The only issue is the relay draws quite a bit of power away from the oil light when the engine is off but the key is on. I do not want to be heading down the highway in daylight and have my oil pressure drop and not see the light go on because it is too dim now.
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So I ordered another OP switch switch from Ebay and installed a tee in the engine to run two OP switches; one for the low oil pressure light and one to trigger the headlight relay. Installed the switches, wired into the relay fuse panel with a bullet connector, fired up the bike and it worked perfectly!!
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I love being able to do all of this testing on the bike without having to disturb the actual wire harness! :yes:

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Excellent idea and well thought out way to take care of the headlight during starts. Since I installed an LED headlight, the headlight just flashes when I start the bike. With the old H4 bulb it went out until the bike started. Not a big deal but something to consider in the future.

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