I bought and installed a new reproduction right hand controls for my kz900. The blue wire connectors from the controls are a little different from the originals and do not directly connect. Anyone else have experience with how to properly hook this up? Currently have no functioning headlight but this might be unrelated.
hi, switched lighting or unswitched? if unswitched, in your old switch wiring under the sleeve, they spliced brown. (12v feed) to blue/white and brown/white, to return to fuses for lighting, the blue wire are switch legs from light switch (ring out), what did you do with the 4 pin connector on new switch? remove and splice direct? brown feeds ignition and lighting, single blue is feed for light switch, some how splice to brown, (bullet connectors are best), plug blue/white and brown white into double blue, which,, will feed lighting fuses, good luck
Try connecting that blue male to the blue double female. Then take the blue male from your left control and connect to the blue double female on the right control.
By the way...that control is for a Z1, not a KZ. There should not be any "ON-PO-OFF" on a KZ. But it will still work.
The original right hand KZ900 controls were switched unless someone at some point swapped it from a Z1? Also thanks for the wiring advice, I was able to get the headlight to turn on by experimenting with the blue wires. The headlight is not all that bright but the engine was not running. Maybe brighter then? Also the flashers and hazards dont work so I need to replace the relays for those. Also the turn signal indicator lamps to not seem to work. Do I even need these?
I have two Z1Bs (1975). One was built in Sept/74 with a RH control like the one you removed. The other was built in Jan/75 with the control in the photo below. If you look carefully you will see a tiny piece of plastic across the slit between the two halves of the control. I also owned a Z1B back in the day with a control like the second one.
Just a guess, but I suspect the US market didn't require the headlight to be on all the time until a later year. In Canada it was 1975.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.