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Relays Under the Cover...?

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Touringman, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Touringman

    Touringman Cruisin' Guzzisti

    May 2, 2014
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    Red Oak TX
    First a note: On a scale of 1-10 my electrical knowledge is about a 3.5...so be nice.

    While chasing an odd "no start" situation on the 1400 T this morning, I pulled the right side cover off the bike and opened the two boxes that said RELAYS on top. There I found 6 identical relays, with no identification anywhere as to what any of the 6 relays control.

    Anyone here know what the relays control? or at least what relay number they correspond to on the wiring diagram, since the diagram bears NO resemblance to the actual position of the relays on the bike.

    Since there are two boxes with 3 relays each, from right to left: box1 Relays 1,2 &3 box2 Relays 4,5 & 6.
    Any help here would be appreciated.

    FWIW: after wiggling each relay and making sure they were all seated in the sockets firmly. The bike fired right up....??

    Thanks in advance!!
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  2. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Sounds like the 1400 is in line with all older Guzzis then. Other than the well noted igntion/key issue, the C14 has been relatively trouble free so far that I am seeing on this type of problem.
    The "relay dance" of the '98-12 1100's required occasional removal/reinstall to clean the connections, or moving them one position to find the problematic one.

    Sounds like you got it going, but thanks for posting.

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