Relay Preventative Maintenance

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Relay Preventative Maintenance

Post by gwjturner »

If I were to replace the top 3 critical relays on my Wing (2000SE) with the heavy duty relays from the GoldwingDocs store as a preventative measure, which 3 would be the best to replace?

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Post by AZgl1800 »

Unless you have a problem, you are wasting your money.

Don't be trying to fix something until it is broken. :)

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Post by Charlie1Horse »

I wouldn't change them if none have failed. I would, however purchase two or three and keep them in the fairing pocket for such a time as one does actually fail.

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Post by bellboy40 »

As the others have said, it is a good idea to leave them alone unless there is a problem. That said, the one most likely to fail is the #3 relay. It is especially prone to fail if there are any extra lights added to the bike that connect directly to the bike wiring without adding a relay fed directly from the battery.
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Post by blupupher »

I bought 2 from here and they are all still sitting in the left side bag in my "emergency" bag.

I was planning on swapping the #3 since that seems to be the one that goes bad most often and keeping the other new one (as well as the old one) as spares, but just have never gotten around to it since it still works.

I may swap it when I change my tire just because.

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