headlight rewiring with relay

Paul Heim SuprHtr at columbus.rr.com
Sat Mar 15 05:24:05 PDT 2008

I took the easy way:


It costs a little more but it's plug-n-play with good quality components. 
Lots of RiderForums folks have gone this route and I've heard no complaints 
from any of them..

Paul in Ho-Hi-Ho

> William K Denton wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm thinking about rewiring the headlamp circuit on the '96 GPz1100 with 
>> heavy gauge wire and a SPDT relay to improve lighting performance and 
>> leave the door open for increasing the wattage w/o worrying about melting 
>> wires. Just wondering:
>> A) anyone has already done this?... and
>> B) can anyone shed light on the circuitous path that the electricity 
>> makes through the OEM headlamp circuit in the shop manual?  I'm not sure 
>> I fully understand the reason behind all the components in the circuit 
>> (i.e. the headlight relay in the junction box "plus" the separate 
>> headlight relay unit; both shown on pp15-43 in the shop manual schematic, 
>> lower drawing).  I also think there may be a misprint in the schematic, 
>> as there's nothing in the junction box connecting to the BR/W wire coming 
>> out of it.
>> TIA,
>> Bill in Yardley, PA
>> wkdenton at verizon.net
>> '96 GPz1100

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