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What are these wires for?

well i was looking at the battery to put it on the tender last night. and i found these wires. i have no clue what they are for. did i disconnect something and forgot? ive owned the bike since new with 0 miles and its a 06 classic.





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Check the owners manual, I think they are an accessory power source. White/blue positive, Black/Yellow negative. (at least on my 09) I was going to hook up my battery tender and there is no room on top of the battery, I was thinking of using these instead.
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sweet thanks. ill be taking a voltmeter tomorrow to see if they are switched or not(constant power)

seems like a good place to attach heated gear too!


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My 2008 also has additional accessory power wires in the headlight bucket. If your 2006 does, it may be an easier spot to connect your heated gear. Good luck!

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Those are, indeed, accessory power leads. They are unswitched, meaning they are always "hot." I used the ones under the seat to hook up my CB radio. I just have to remember to turn the radio off when I get off the bike. On my wife's bike, I hooked up an aux. source for her IPod using the leads in the headlight housing. On both of ours, I hooked up the heated jacket controls direct to the battery itself so avoid frying any wires.

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ok so it is always hot. is it fused? if so what type of fuse


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ok so it is always hot. is it fused? if so what type of fuse
10 amp, I believe, if there is even a fuse in that line. Usually you have a fuse inline with whatever you are connecting to those accessory leads.

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Not only are they fused, but they're voltage regulated. If you try to use your battery tender there, you'll be feeding power the wrong way to the regulator. I don't know what that would do, but it can't be good.
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wasnt planning to put anything there really. even if i do add some extra lights or something ill wire it up by myself


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i use mine to power my heated gloves, works great!

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