neutral light diode


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neutral light diode

Postby cbach1981 » Sat May 12, 2012 10:03 pm



Hey all, I visited the local bike breaker today and went looking for a diode for my 83 1100. all we could find was a 77 gl1000 which had a block that had 4 diodes in it. i grabbed 2 to try them out. anyone know if I'm gonna mess something up if I put one in? Have checked diagrams and found that they are different part numbers for each bike, so I thought i'd ask for some advice before plugging one of them in. Thanks


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Re: neutral light diode

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 14, 2012 12:30 pm

I don't know for sure what the power ratings of the various diodes are...but one of two things will happen: a) it will work, or b) the diode will burn out. You won't do damage to anything else by trying.

cbach1981
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Re: neutral light diode

Postby cbach1981 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:08 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I don't know for sure what the power ratings of the various diodes are...but one of two things will happen: a) it will work, or b) the diode will burn out. You won't do damage to anything else by trying.


Thanks for the reply, I did try it out. it does work, the only thing is the package is bigger, so it doesn't fit the holder. I just crammed it in and wedged it in behind the airbox to keep it from moving. other than size, i think they are pretty much the same. It works fine, either way!!
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