Starter relay A & B


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twinbooty
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Starter relay A & B

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Can anyone tell me if these relays are interchangeable. I can order a new relay from amazon for less than $20 apiece but they don't specify if it is the A or B relay. I'd rather order from amazon than pay $60 apiece from the honda dealer.


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Re: Starter relay A & B

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As long as you are aware that many of the cheap aftermarket ones have different wiring than the OEM, so you might have to modify some of the connectors to make them work properly. Your choice, one from column A and two from column B.
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Re: Starter relay A & B

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Yes...the relays are identical.
The original equipment ones have different coloured connectors for relay "A" and relay "B".

As Rambozo has said....the aftermarket ones may need to be "modified", and I have read on GL1800 forums that "original is best".

"You pay the price you are happy to pay and you take your chances" :)

Good luck
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twinbooty
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Re: Starter relay A & B

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ok thanks for your responses. I'll do some soul searching on what I should buy
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Re: Starter relay A & B

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The money saved on the cheap ones can be saved for the really expensive starter they might burn up. Good luck.


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