What is it ???


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Sidcar
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What is it ???

Post by Sidcar » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 am



I was repairing a dodgy connection to the alternator when I noticed a loop of wire hanging down from behind the upper panel. I gave it a tug and down came the wire with a gizmo on the end of it. I can't find a part number on it but is seems to be some sort of potentiometer. The bike runs ok.
Any ideas?

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Re: What is it ???

Post by Sidcar » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:59 am

Its ok I've sussed it, it's the side stand switch but I don't have a side stand, taken off when the sidecar was fitted.

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Re: What is it ???

Post by MikeB » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:25 pm

Just tuck it back up where it was. It will be fine.
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Re: What is it ???

Post by Sidcar » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:02 pm

It is now securely cable tied out of the way where it can't cause any mischief.
On the GL1500 does this switch cut the ignition as well as turn the warning light on?

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Re: What is it ???

Post by MikeB » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:40 pm

Yes, with the side stand down, the SI8DE STAND light illuminates and the engine dies and will not start.
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Re: What is it ???

Post by RockportDave » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:02 pm

Would make a good theft deterrent.
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Re: What is it ???

Post by Sidcar » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 am

That's just what I was thinking especially if I took the warning light bulb out.

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