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Ok gents, I've hit a snag with this wiring... I've scanned the Electrical forums and didn't see anything that related to my issue. Basically, I've mapped out what goes to what and in relation to my new components, I have spark going to my plugs when i kick it over, brake light works, But the issue is my turn signal relay, it's throwing me for a loop (Pun intended lol).. I have a new all-in-one control switch..(K&S Technologies Dual Sport Multi-Switch - 7/8in. Bar 12-0040)
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On the electrical diagram from my original manual, there is a Brown/white wire that brings power to my switch from the fuse panel, for the turn signal and then theres a black ground that leaves (the brown/white also provides power to the backlight of my speedometer and routes to the ignition).. With that, there is a Grey wire that goes to "turn signal relay" that works in concert with the black ground forming the relay.. Inside the original turn signal assmebly, the turn signal wires (orange and blue), black ground, and grey wires were soldered to the switch .. with this new control switch, there's no place to bring that grey wire to, therefore my turn signal relay cannot function..... Does anyone know a way to bypass this relay system or where to connect the grey wire to use the control switch? Or am I screwed and need to get a different control switch:roll:

 

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First....Black is a power (when key is on) wire on Hondas, NOT a ground....Dark Green wires are the grounds.....Exceptions to this rule have a Green shrink-wrap "Tag" to specify this...
For the turn-signal circuit........ Black brings power to the flasher relay module..... Gray FROM flasher to your handlebar switch.....The switch options (left or right) connect to the solid Orange and/or Sky Blue wires of the signals which ground after the filaments, completing the circuit......The indicator lamp bridges across both "sides" and "cheats", using the unactivated side for its ground leg.....The wattage draw is so low that the signal filaments conduct and complete to ground without illuminating themselves.....HOWEVER, IF you are using LED signals, their wattage requirement is also very low so they WILL illuminate unless you rewire the indicator using two diodes and grounding one side.....

The brown/white wire typically carries power TO the ignition switch (for connection to the Brown taillight wire) and powers the meter illumination bulbs when the headlight is on.

Feel free to phone while you are at the bike for this task....540-525-5199....Steve
 

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Ok, turns out the turn signal relay unit was broke, replaced the unit and my winkers work just fine. Everything else has wired up accordingly, except the horn.. I have a K&S technologies horn as seen here..

I tested it to the battery, it works great.. when wired up to my bike's existing connections it does not. I looked at the electrical diagram and saw the horn was grounded inside the original switch. As seen here by the light green wire(not the two dark green)

So I ran the ground to the frame and when I turned on the ignition, the horn worked... Constantly... In fact to get it to stop I had to press the horn button on the control switch.. no combination got it to work the right way... I have no idea how to wire the horn.. please help!! SOS!!
Here is the the control switch grid, control switch horn wires(pink=hot black=ground), owners manual diagram, and the bike's horn wires(in that order)...


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Hot (when key is on) wire to horn.....other horn wire to button terminal that grounds only when button is pushed (normally open.momentary contact switch).....other button contact connected to ground
 
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