Relays behind left saddle bag


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Relays behind left saddle bag

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Hey group. Wondering about which way a replacement relay is connected. I did a rookie mistake while replacing relay that I forgot the positive side goes on or does it matter.
I getting old (lol) and after doing all the required testing of starter / reverse relay I forgot which way it goes back together. Ya I know, a picture I’d wished I’d taken. I’ve looked at the manual by Clymer and I can see which is the positive, just want to make sure. It’s the relay with the red plug.
2005 Gl1800 trike. (No longer have the saddle bags)
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Did you figure it out? I'm about to dig in as I have a bad solenoid but haven't taken the bag off yet to get you a picture and this is 4 days after you posted
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Newday777;
I hope I am right 😳 I put the front relay (positive cable) on the right of the front relay and bike works and doesn’t kick out any errors. I did change both but made sure I photoed the rear relay for connection. Starter works and bike starts and reverse works.
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Yes that is correct according to the 01 I'm working on.
Did you buy new oem relays?
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Yes I bought new relays off eBay 1PZ brand. Only difference was the color of wires. That was not an issue for me.
At the same time I ordered them, I ordered micro switches from Honda and am still waiting for them to be shipped, but my current ones work but had to clean the heck out of them as I had read they could also screw up when starting bike.
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Tayter wrote: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:05 pm Yes I bought new relays off eBay 1PZ brand. Only difference was the color of wires.
Many have done the same; however, there is also a huge difference in quality. Hopefully you will not find that out at a bad time. The ones on eBay will not provide years of reliable service like the OEM ones do. Also, sometime they fail and will take out an $800+ starter too.
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I hope they last as well. In appearance the 1PZ brand looks identical on outside. Maybe when shipping returns to normal I may buy them from Honda.
Do you know or anyone else know who makes them for Honda? I doubt Honda makes their own relays.
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Tayter wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:00 am I hope they last as well. In appearance the 1PZ brand looks identical on outside. Maybe when shipping returns to normal I may buy them from Honda.
Do you know or anyone else know who makes them for Honda? I doubt Honda makes their own relays.
I wouldn't be surprised if they are Omron. Omron makes all the GL1500 relays.
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Tayter wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:00 am
Do you know or anyone else know who makes them for Honda? I doubt Honda makes their own relays.
It wouldn't matter. What matters is that Honda's relays that come in Honda packaging are made to Honda specs and Honda requirements. Most OEM parts have quality control far higher than aftermarket parts.


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