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I have a 90 Goldwing that has lights/lites everywhere, I removed 13 scotchlocks from the rear wiring loom, which was even scotchlock into itself in 3 places, What a nitemare. I removed an entire loop of wires with 5 of em bugers and went nowhere and lit up nothing. Also located a very long loom on the left rear which appears to connect under the seat and runs str8 back along the saddlebag rail and then down and across and then forward on the bottom right rail and stops, no terminal on the end just taped. Was thinking maybe a factory trailer harness??? This bike has what appears to be upper and lower turn/brakes lights but only the upper on the trunk works and the pigtail on the lower ones are just taped up. Looking for short pigtails/splitters to connect saddlebag lites to the rear wiring or wisdom on the proper wiring.



Spank you very much,



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Sounds like a couple of rolls of wire, wire cutter/stripper & heatshrink might be your best bet. :waving: oh ya, a pencil & lot's of paper to draw a map of your route. :waving: I've added lots of LED's to mine & fine "do it, done it myself" the best method.
 

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I was hoping to avoid all the spigetti stuff and locate some factory pigtails. All the bottom lites will lite with jumper wires, but the setup I just removed wouldnt lite em. I kinda figured not enough current to push em all.
 

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hi if there is that many lights you would be better to run them off there own relay and have a seperet switch for them so if your battery was a bit low you can power them off andget the bike to start i dont know of any pig tails but the solding and shrink wrap is the best way to go and if the wireing is that messy better to redo it rather than your bike ending up as tost some day
 

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Ending up as toast is my worry. All the rear lights were intermittent at best, except the bag light they never worked. I bought a used harness off ebay but it only covers the trunk lights. It plugs into plug under the seat (gezz, seems the seat has to come off for everything) and loops around to all the trunk light plugs. At least I can count on having turn and brake lights now and I got rid of the scotchlock off the rear main harness to the left bag and another off that loop to the lower rear corner and another to the lower rear brake and another to the lower right corner and one for the right saddle bag and one for the upper trunk running, and on and on.
Anyway the guy i got the ebay harness from getting some stock pigtails and correcting the loop. Honda doesnt list em as pigtails so I be a searching. I think i found something in one of the links, but they are for the 1800 and st 1300.
 

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You could build you own pig tails. Here is a site with Honda Motorcycle type connectors (Hitachi). I have used these on my 1983 GL 1100.

Hitachi Style Connectors
 

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Thanks I order the repair kit from vintage and made a few fone calls to big bike parts, chromeworld and parts fish and have them scratching their heads over stock replacements pieces. Anyone interested in posting some pics of their wiring setup. The diagrams online arent detailed enough to make heads er tails of. One expert seems to think my bike was dealer ordered with all the bells and whistles in hopes of cashing in with a new buyer install, but was sold as is. So most of the lighting connectors were taped off and never connected. I am on a quest to complete the setup. Another dealer said a factory setup manual that dealers get would have lots of pictures and part numbers to show technicians how to do it all. (anyone got one of those???) Got great advise as usual on here, and if I have to, will take lots of pics on the next tear down and how I solve this mystery.

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If you are just looking for pigtails, to a pull-a-part car salvage yard with cutters and cut pigtails from Honda and Accura cars.
 

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Was told yesterday the 1500 never came with factory saddlebag running lites and they were all after market add ons. When I talked the previous (orginal)owner he says he bought it from Honda exactly as I have it. Can we shed any light on this??
 

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I'm 99% sure my '96 SE did. :action::action::action:
 

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From reading descriptions of items in catalogs, i think everything was an option or a chance to upsell. for example for fairing side lights to flash with the turn signals requires that the side lights have already been converted with light harness, SO, fairing side lights were just reflectors with a bulb hole, until you bought a bulb harness that plugged in to existing wiring, same for trunk lights. lots of plug-n-play in the electrical area.







and another place for plugs and terminals to create your own

http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/36020 2 term

http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/36031 3 term



http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/642trunk sides as turn sigs
 

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Thanks those look something like what I need. There is a 2 prong female plug like those taped to the top of the saddle bags and the wire runs through the bags to the lights, I would be happy if they worked as running lights like the others in our chapter of the GWRRA.
 
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