What is that part back there?

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What is that part back there?

Post by controlu » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:48 pm

'03 GL1800 with a Champion Trike kit. There is a part rattling around back there. It looks to be aluminum, finned, about four inches square, has heavy wires going to it from the battery. I thought it was a voltage regulator but that's in the alt.

It's the part behind and above the red battery protector. My next question is "How do I get to it?" It is loose and rattling around.

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Re: What is that part back there?

Post by MikeB » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:12 pm

That is the reverse resistor. It is supposed to securely mounted.
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Re: What is that part back there?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:02 pm

Correct. It depends on being securely mounted to the frame in order to drain off some of the heat, so I would avoid using your reverse until it is mounted correctly again.

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Re: What is that part back there?

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:31 pm

Champion uses a simple way to mount it. In the screen shot, you'll see a simple black bar that mounts to the battery brackets bolt. Well that didn't come through clear. If you PM me your email address all send you Champions instructions.

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