Wiring help please!!

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by MarkS, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. MarkS

    MarkS Member

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    I need help in figuring out which and where my coil wire is located on my 2013 Harley Davidson Iron 883 please! I'm sorry for a repost on a subject that's been covered before. I'm not sure exactly where to locate the coil wire and which one it is. Here is a wiring diagram off a 2010 Harley Iron 883 so I'm assuming its probably the same. I've got a Translogic micro display tachometer I want to hook up. I know how to do everything except tie into the coil wire. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    MarkS
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Not sure about Sportsters but you may find what you need in the diagram that is marked "Instruments, Indicator Lamps, and Hand Controls". If the Sportster has a Tach option then the wire may exist already with in that diagram listed above.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Can't you just trace your coil wiring...?? Coil's right there (elec-end of plug wires) so follow where the wires run from there. Also, might be good idea to have your Service Manual handy - wiring diagrams are in the back. Good luck!
     
  4. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Does the instructions say which color of the coil wire to use? When I expanded you diagram it got to blurry to read for my old eyes. I'll try to find another or Hoople will chime in.
    tourbox
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As stated earlier, with the "Instruments, Indicator Lamps, and Hand Controls" diagram. It may be real easy to find.
     
  6. MarkS

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    So today I jumped in head first! I got my tach, temperature, battery gauge, and clock (one unit) all hooked up and all is working great!!! My tach is reading around 1050 - 1100 rpm at idle and when it warms up around 980- 1000 rpm. This is about right isn't it? temperature while riding is around 280.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like everything's functioning properly - great job! I know wiring can be a tricky beast and these "all-in-one" units have so many connection points - getting everything working correct can be brutal. Bike should idle ~1K RPM & for now your 280-degree temp's probably good, but will climb w/ambient temp as we transition into the warmer summer months.

    Post-up some pics of your hard labor sometime so we can get a gander at this little display. Looks pretty neat!
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That looks good from my house Great job:D
     
  9. keod

    keod New Member

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    Can you provide more detail on the wiring, pics would be great. I would like to get this unit as well but Translogic said it had to be soldered in....and it looked too complicated for me:)
     
  10. MarkS

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    KEOD, I'll post up some pics and info in a little bit for you. It's not all that complicated and I know you can do it if I can!

    MarkS