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GL1500 Starter Relay A Connections

There has been much ado in this thread regarding connecting the yellow/red and brown/red wires to a GL1500 starter relay A.

Sudden no start

Looking at these two pictures, it is quite obvious which 2 spade terminals are connected to the green fuse holder (supporting power to the ignition switch) and which 2 spade terminals are connected to the starter relay A (to activate the relay).

Knowing where to connect the yellow/red and brown/red wires is easy...peasy...!
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It all may be quite obvious which wires go where, to someone versed in M/C electrics.

I don't understand any of it.

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You are out there in AZ close to Stu Oltman. Hasn't he taught you electronics....??

He knows more about Gold Wing's than all the Guru's on this forum........!

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It all may be quite obvious which wires go where, to someone versed in M/C electrics.

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Nope, I do know him. Been to his place a couple times, even. But he's never tried to teach me electronics.

Though we did once argue about carburetor linkage.

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I also know Stu..........
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That is assuming it is an OEM relay.
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When I was having an issue with my 88, I purchased several of these relays and they ranged from $6 to $20 and they all looked exactly the same, and just like the OEM one.
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The O.E.M. solenoid "A" has a color coded dot on it helping you wire it up. The cheap Chinese ones do not.Its how they are made on the INSIDE that makes ALL the difference.
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Have you seen the inside of the OEM relay A.....??

Have you seen the inside of the relay A's from ebay and Amazon.....??

Are you speaking from experience or just making a WAG.....?? Or going on what you have heard from others....??

Just curious.......!!

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I have read that the composition of the contact bar has traces of gold in it that makes it hold up better. More copper also.

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