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Old 12-08-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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Question Any ideas what this thingy whatsit is ?



This is almost hard wired into the main loom, there are 2 wires leading into it and are colour coded red. The red mark underneath the transparent, flexible silicon like plastic looks like a button but if that is the case then it is depressed and wont pop out despite pressing.

I have checked the wiring diagram in the Haynes manual but it could only 1 of 2 things.... Isolator switch or an NEAS Diode. If it was an isolator switch then the cables would not be heavy enough, propbably on capable of handling a couple of amps at the most. But this is embedded deep within the frame on the battery cage so the location would suggest that it cannot be an isolating switch.

The bike does have NEAS but the color coding is wrong. I have yet to meter this as I am still stripping the bike down, but at present I am flumoxed!

An Isolator Switch and NEAS Diode are the only 2 devices that I can see which only have 2 wires. There is no earth connection via the case.

Any ideas ?

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Old 12-08-2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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What bike is it from?
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:56 AM   #3
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What bike is it from?

Ooops, forgot that bit...

1985 GSXR 750 either an F or a pre R

More info here : The GSXR750R Rebuild Project
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
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It's the remote starter for your previously stolen bike........

Nah, I don't know what the hell it could be. Just messing with you.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:41 AM   #5
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Thumbs up The correct answer is...

I stmbled across this on a spares website. It is apparently the Isolator switch.

In-accessible and low current wires.... Hmmmmm
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:09 AM   #6
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Exactly what does it Isolate?
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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I havent checked the circuit yet, but my suspicion is that it will isolate at at least the ignition circuit, probably more, in the event of an overload. I also suspect that the little red bit pops out and you simply push it back in when you have discovered the fault. It would stop an electrical fire. but could be an expensive trip to a garage if it simply tripped by itself with no fault and you had to pay a mechanic to reset it.

I will post tomorrow after checking the wiring diagram. Electrickery is me thing.... and a woman to boot! I happen to teach Marine Engineering in the UK for the National Sea Cadets and love explaining wiring diagrams and Ohms Law
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:02 AM   #8
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I havent checked the circuit yet, but my suspicion is that it will isolate at at least the ignition circuit, probably more, in the event of an overload. I also suspect that the little red bit pops out and you simply push it back in when you have discovered the fault. It would stop an electrical fire. but could be an expensive trip to a garage if it simply tripped by itself with no fault and you had to pay a mechanic to reset it.

I will post tomorrow after checking the wiring diagram. Electrickery is me thing.... and a woman to boot! I happen to teach Marine Engineering in the UK for the National Sea Cadets and love explaining wiring diagrams and Ohms Law

edit: Oh my! a double post

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:20 AM   #9
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You ever run into any 'resistance' when you are teaching those cadets?

Is 'current' events part of the curriculum?

Seriously, though... Check in at the 'Women Riders' forum, Kess. We have precious few females on the site.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:15 PM   #10
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Even though I was a Marine Engineer, now Stationary Engineer, I can't for the life of me figure out what that is.....Interesting how it just kinda floats in mid-air like that though....possible alien technology?...survaillance device?? signal transponder to a cloaked Dalak ship in low orbit??....

I'd smash it with a hammer if I were you.
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