Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio, Dayton-Cincy area
I think its a coil??
Was preparing the VN750 for winter and decided to pull the battery. While
disconnecting the leads, I noticed the (I think) coil not being held
properly in its rubber mounts. When I began to loosen the battery lead wire
to orient it the right direction, one of the two smaller wires on the unit
(the one closest to the battery wire) pulled the terminal away from the solder.
Looks like if I hadn't found it, it would have found me eventually.
So, I have a couple of questions for the experts;
1) First, am I assuming correctly that this the coil where the hot lead
from the battery connects?
2) Would it be better for me to resolder the terminal back in place or buy
a new unit? Other than the separation, there doesn't appear to be any damage at all.
3) Any possibility that, if it were arcing occasionally, there may be
damage to any part of the charging system or other parts of the electrical
system on the bike? For what its worth, I put a new gel battery in last
spring, and it, as well as the bike, has been running well.
I did find signs of corrosion on the battery wire that was connected to the
(coil?) unit. I cleaned it up and is ready to go next year.
OK, now that I think about it, any chance this possible arcing may have been
causing slight popping on deceleration? I marbled the bike and still had
considerable popping. Just wonderin'.
Thanks for all the great advice I have gathered from everyone here over the past year.
LED tail lighted
Soon to be MCCTed