Need Help Identifying an electrical part


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Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:41 pm



Been having a few electrical issues lately so I decided to dig a little deeper into the wiring harness. Found one part that was very hot even though all I'd been doing was charging the battery. However, it's beyond me to actually read the wiring diagram to figure out what it is. So, here's the pic (the little part beside it was loose inside and appears to be the cause of the metal housing heating up).
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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:56 pm

It looks like a flasher module of some sort,possibly from the early 60's or 70's honda.I've not seen one like this on any of my bikes.
Can you post the wire colors attached to it and a picture of the inside?
Another possibility is a add-on horn relay.

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:16 pm

It's on an '85 GL1200 LTD. Red attaches at 'S', Black at 'B' and light blue at 'L'

Part inside
Part inside


Located on right side of bar as you open fuel door
Located on right side of bar as you open fuel door


Wires that attach are  light blue, black, and red
Wires that attach are light blue, black, and red


Matching part located on left side
Matching part located on left side

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:29 pm

Well,the picture shows the inside of a standard relay.The wire ends are not factory,so that leads me to believe it may be add on wiring.
By the detail i think the loose stud went to the coil of the relay.
Does this have add-on driving lights?????
It would be the most common use of a 30 amp relay.
If it does,personally I recomend removing them or at least verfying that they are no more than 35 watts each.A full dual 55 watt driving light system will push the stator and charging system to the max power limit.

I'm guessing here....L=lamp...B=battery...S=switch

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:40 pm

Okay, got off my lazy behind and actually traced the wires - left one leads to a set of 'driving' lights that were add-ons. Right one leads to the auxiliary lighting switches which control all the little extra red/orange marker lights on the bike and trailer.

Left one does indicate it's 12v/15A.

The little loose piece inside explains why the lights would sometimes work and sometimes not while riding.

Now the question is, what to replace it with.

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:57 pm

Any standard 30-amp automotive relay will do.

30 amp automotive relay
30 amp automotive relay

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:09 pm

Use LED.Keep a close total of all add on draw to the bikes electrical system.as I remember some of the 1200's had a larger stator than others that could handle a bit of extra loading,I think it was the aspy.
Look at the 3 yellow wires next to the battery for corrosion or heat damage.

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:12 pm

Went ahead and ordered two of the Hella 30 amp relays from Amazon. Of course I can drive without the relays for now and hopefully that will end the problem with battery draining down. Oh, and I used facetime from my iphone to my ipad to figure out the trunk light wasn't turning off with trunk shut. Adjusted it so now it shuts off.

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Need Help Identifying an electrical part

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Great idea about the face time.
Maybe now I can tell if the fridge light goes off when I close the door. :lol:

It might even work for the tree in the forest scenario.




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