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Offline Tour1

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Blue box behind battery box
« on: September 09, 2016, 03:36:45 pm »
Can you identify this electrical module?  It is attached behind the battery box, looks original, but the wires from it aren't spiral wrapped with vinyl tape like the main harness.  One of the wires coming out is red and had half of an in-line fuse on it.  It had no voltage with ignition off, 12VDC with ignition on so I tried it for the coil feed on Murph's accessory relay.  Not enough current to pull in the relay.
The picture is from the right side.  At top right is an electrical connector that looks like a speaker or radio antenna connector (I'm holding that one in my hand, it hasn't been connected since I've had the bike).
I don't see this box in the Clymer's photo with the frame mostly in the way, and the OEM igniter / junction box are still there.
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Re: Blue box behind battery box
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 05:14:16 pm »
It isn't oem, so the Clymer manual, nor factory manual is of no use for this.

Hard to speculate what accessory this was for. I had an audio system amp mounted there at one time on mine.

If there is a part number on it, or a manufactures model number, you could probably google it to find out.


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Re: Blue box behind battery box
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 05:24:19 pm »
my guess since it has what you think may be an antenna or speaker connection is a radio based alarm system.   IIRC they came with a wireless remote.

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Re: Blue box behind battery box
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 09:57:05 pm »
Thank you both, I will carefully try to remove it   :)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 05:33:46 am by Tour1, Reason: speling & smiley »
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Re: Blue box behind battery box
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 11:02:17 pm »
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Re: Blue box behind battery box
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 05:31:54 am »
Here's more pictures.  I'm thinking it might be a tip over alarm since the top says "This side up" or a Lo-Jack if the antenna thing is involved.
The speaker/antenna connector cable loops around then goes into the gadget, which is attached to a 3 amp blade fuse and a cable that loops over to splice into the harness at the igniter.
There's a lot of extra wire coiled up between the connector on the blue box and the This Side Up thing stuck to the top of the box.
Other wires, a red, a green and maybe another green? follow the right side frame member running forward under the gas tank and maybe go up into the dash.  I have a memory of a red LED stuck oddly into one of the idiot light cells but it's a very fuzzy memory.  I tried to burn off some gas before removing the gas tank but it was hot & sprinkly weather so the investigation will be postponed.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 05:41:27 am by Tour1, Reason: more sentence finishing »
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