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This Doesn't Look Good

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Just getting ready for the inevitable job of replacing a relay............I've already purchased spares for the day when one of the many relays will fail.............and from all the posts, it seems like it's only a matter of time. My problem is with the trike, it appears that the relay box has been totally blocked by body work and I'm wondering how hard it's going to be to replace a relay.......anyone have a thought on how this is going to go? Can the fuse block and relay box assembly be removed as one assembly from the opening that I have?





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okie2ee wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 am
Just getting ready for the inevitable job of replacing a relay............I've already purchased spares for the day when one of the many relays will fail.............and from all the posts, it seems like it's only a matter of time. My problem is with the trike, it appears that the relay box has been totally blocked by body work and I'm wondering how hard it's going to be to replace a relay.......anyone have a thought on how this is going to go? Can the fuse block and relay box assembly be removed as one assembly from the opening that I have?

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They are one unit.
There are two nuts holding the bracket of them. For the upper one you will need to remove the seat to access easily. Then you can pull them out through the gap. Removing their covers will help when pulling them out.

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Thanks...........I wasn't sure if they were tied together and if there would be enough wiring slack to pull them out through the opening. I'll probably do a dry run just to see what I will be dealing with in trying to remove them...........a little more of a hassle as compared to a non-trike bike.

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I have the same problem so i have never bought any spare relays to carry for spares because i couldn't change them on the road anyway. I can't even get the cover off the relay box. I have looked at the possibility of taking a cutting wheel and cutting away some fiberglass. Just enough to get the cover off and then the side cover would cover the cut away. Let us know if you develop a plan.

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You might find this particular thread helpful.

tcryder wrote in with the same question and these are the replies he received what what he had in mind for a fix.

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Thanks again for the info..............I did send a request to MotorTrike for info on how to access the relays............they've been good about answering my replies.............I leaning toward a modification to allow easy access to the relay box...........will keep everyone posted on any modification that I make

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okie2ee wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:28 am
Thanks again for the info..............I did send a request to MotorTrike for info on how to access the relays............they've been good about answering my replies.............I leaning toward a modification to allow easy access to the relay box...........will keep everyone posted on any modification that I make
Can't wait to see how it works out for you.

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I started a new post to cover how I gained access to my relay box: "How to Access Relay Box with a Motor Trike Kit"

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My 98 wasn't a trike but I was able to get to the relay box with just removing the bolts that hold the assembly in place and wiggling it past the saddle bag\


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