My janky Honda Elite has gotten even more janky! I was up until 2am last night wiring up my electrical mods and doing some maintenance.

First up, the spotlights. I figured I will drop this thing on the Gambler at least once, so I mounted them far enough away from the edges that they won’t get sheared off. I had to do some creative MacGyvering with the mounting bolts because these really weren’t made to mount into plastic. And clearance wasn’t so great because you know, there’s a coolant line directly under those lights. But it works and those lights are on tiiiiiight.

At first I wanted to do my normal fire hazard janky wiring, but since this is a scooter and not a smart, I needed a manual switch...so I bought the cheapest wiring harness from Amazon that wasn’t spaghetti madness.

Unfortunately...uh...yeah...it’s pretty long. Enter my bad cable management! Clearly I went for a DeLorean time machine look.

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Surprisingly, this is the most proper vehicle wiring job I’ve ever done. Everything is fused, there are relays, and there aren’t any wires connected by twisting and sealing with duct tape. I also added a USB hub to charge and power my electronics on the move.

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The battery seems to only top out at 11v even before I installed these mods (SO MANY ZIP TIES), so I’ll swap it out with the CF Moto’s battery. I’d like it to have enough starting power to start without starting fluid.

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When I get home from work, the scooter will then get its new wheel wheel installed. From there, all I have left to do is install the new derestricted CDI when it arrives and fashion up a snorkel of some kind. Maybe RGB for flair? Idk, I just want to get the core stuff done.

For the home run, I’ll then have to title the trailer and do the smart’s front brakes. Whew! It’s already a busy week! :D