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  1. Mysterious Ground wire????

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Ok, I own a VTX 1800c. I am not tech inclined so asking for help. I went to change the battery yesterday and when I took it off, (looked like the original, dirty and grimy) a 7 or so inch ground wire fell off from the ground post. Looked like it had dry rotted. Now this is not the main...
  2. Latest light mod done!

    General MC Message Board
    I finally found some time to finish the wiring, mounting, and cutting for my new running lights! Neck covers were painted with my paint match I got from my fender. Cut out two slots in the left cover for the illuminated switches to fit just right. All the wiring was done for the lights so the...
  3. Wiring in Headlight Bucket for Power Supply

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I'm adding a power supply for GPS (automotive not ZUMO) plug in (12v socket & USB with in-line fuse) and want to power it through my headlight bucket and connect to the spotlight connector (I don't have spotlights). On that connector are black/brown, green and blue wires; on the power supply are...
  4. can't see the light?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    need a little help troubleshooting my headlight issue. I am NOT the original owner so I'm trying to figure out how all the wirings go. light bulbs are good so other than that, what things should I look for? headlight in turn signals are in operation cannot get the accessory headlights to come on. ?
  5. I am an electrical hack

    VTX 1300 Riders Board
    So I purchased a fairing recently. Woody's :bowdown: (Love it) I have wired the stereo and it works great. Here is the thing. The fairing has a power cord going back to the battery. I have one wire on pos+ one on neg- and a third going under the right side cover to the tail light so that the...
  6. Stereo fairing with Sound

    GPS/MP3/Electronic mc devices
    I have ordered a fairing Woody's fairing and am looking for recommendations on wiring for sound. I assume the radio preset clock and memory power goes straight to the battery? What are you all using for the ground and main power source that's hooked to the ignition? I had a stereo on my...
  7. Rear Turn Signal relocation ?

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Does anyone know of instructions on how to do it easily ? Wiring especially. Thanks !! :tools:
  8. Ground question for the pros

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    After reading the ground fix info on this site, checked my bike to see if it had been done. Main cable had, secondary hadn’t. Cleaned and dielectric greased main cable lugs, contact points, hardware, etc… After looking at secondary for a bit, knowing it was going to be a bear getting access to...
  9. Wiring a J&M CB Radio in '05 1800C

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    I just received my J&M CB radio and the instructions say that is should be wired into a "switched" circuit. Does anyone have any recommendations on wiring the JMCB-2003-SL CB into an 1800C model? Any help is very appreciated.
  10. Turn Signal and Headlight Q

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    OK.. I did the internal wiring on my apes and was finally able to fire up the bike today after I got all the other mods done. I fired up the bike w/o the headlight installed. (I had to epoxy an internal piece of the headlight bracket that had broken off when my daughter knocked it off the...
  11. Love afair with a vtx1800c (hardcore tech)

    VTX 1800 Tech Board
    Hello, I came across this forum in my searches quite a while ago but I haven’t had much time to join/post. I though I would share my story. Maybe it will help someone here. I bought my 2002 vtx1800c in 2004 with 4800 miles on it. It belonged to a Dentist that had 7 other bikes. He had it...
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