electrical junkies!

does this look right?

i want to install a battery in my 2001 tomos sprint

whats it missing...

do i need a certain type of scooter/motorcycle battery to get 6 amps (for my new horn)

vr= voltage regulator

the black wire with the question mark i found at the wire harness and couldnt back track it to its location. assumed it was the negative.

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Raymond Rexroad /

Ok - this will work for you.

The voltage regulator is not the one you have now. You will need a new one.

The AC loads will be your lights.

The DC loads can be what you want - like your new horn, and any other DC loads that you want.

Buy this regulator:

http://dratv.stores.yahoo.net/12vorerecoun.html

An this plug:

http://dratv.stores.yahoo.net/12vrerepikea.html

Hope this helps.

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what can be dc and what can be ac?

other then the band lol

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so my lights wont be powered by battery?

there are 4 wires out of that plug...

which ones go were i can see the green looks like it is ground, and they yellow is that ac +, dc +, or what?

what are the 2 red wires?

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Raymond Rexroad /

Man, look around a little. It's right on the web-page I pointed you to. But, here it is anyway.

AC loads are your lights. The lights and your stock horn were all AC powered. There was no DC on your stock Tomos.

Your horn would be DC. Your future neon lights would be DC.

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can a run my headlight dc?

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Raymond Rexroad /

I should have said - your new horn would be DC.

The nice thing about this set up is that it splices into your existing harness pertty easy.

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ok well i found schematic for the plug but still dont get where the green that isnt grounded goes

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can a run my headlight dc?

wont it make things easier?

do i need to change my bulb? or is it impossible.

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Raymond Rexroad /

If you are talking about the wire in the picture, that says "to white wire from engine", then that goes to one of the two wires coming out of your engine (the one that is not going to the CDI).

You can connect your headlight to whereever you want. This approach gives you flexibility.

I suggested that you keep your lights on the AC system since that reduces the wiring changes you have to make. Your choice.

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the green that you have labled to white wire from engine do you mean the yellow?

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ok i think i am just going to cut my headlight from the harness and wire to the battery. but is doesnt matter if i us ac or dc for this stuff?

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Raymond Rexroad /

Lights don't care about AC or DC.

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Raymond Rexroad /

the green that you have labled to white wire from engine do you mean the yellow?

If you look at the picture provided, there is only one wire that has the words "to white wire from engine" next to it. The wire it is pointing to looks to be green.

No offense here - but are you even looking at the pic? I can't make it any clearer.

P.S. You've consistenty used the phrase "CDI", and I've used it too, so you could follow along, but according to an A35 manual, your Tomos doesn't have CDI - just a plain points-type ignition. The part you have labelled CDI is actually the ignition coil. It doesn't change the wiring you've drawn out, but when communicating with others, it will be helpful to call it what it is.

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so this is what i need and it will work?

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i meant that i have a yellow and black wire...

not that the green is yellow. i dont know shit but i do know colors

cdi

alright... well it looks like a dirtbike cdi box kind of so that is what i thought it was.

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Raymond Rexroad /

The question mark should go to ground.

Also, if you're not going to use the AC output, then it looks OK.

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Raymond Rexroad /

Yes, you have it right.

The YELLOW wire coming from your engine goes to the regulator/rectifier.

The BLACK wire coming from your engine goes to your ignition coil.

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sweetness!

what battery do you recomend?

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about the black question mark

i think it is part of my tail light because it came from the back...

if it isnt it is already grounded so i wont touch it if i dont need to.

i am so excited! to do this!

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Raymond Rexroad /

about the question mark

On your drawing, the wire from the battery negative terminal goes to a question mark. The battery negative needs to be connected to ground.

battery?

Even the smallest lead acid 12V battery can give you 6 amperes of current. It is my opinion that you can use the smallest (in physical size) battery you can find.

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about the question mark

o ok i understand what you are saying now!

battery

ok thanks so much!

for all the help

i will be sure to post some pics and a vid when i do it probably next weekend

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oh and if that black is part of the tail light do i just ground it with some wire or do i need to find the ground from the magneto

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Raymond Rexroad /

There is no way for me to know.

My A35 schematic shows that BROWN is used for grounds.

It also shows that BLACK is for the ignition circuit. It shows two black wires:

- one black wire goes to the engine shut off switch; and

- the other black wire goes to the ignition coil.

Sorry - can't help much with this particular question. You could always just track the wire back to its actual source - and see what it is for.

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that was my plan :)

thinking it must be the kill switch

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just bought that stuff... yippy! i am so pumped to do this... idk why.

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