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12-27-2018 04:32 AM
kryptonianjorel
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Originally Posted by Robhor View Post
Can someone tell me what this red wire is?
Seems like the previous owner attached a red wire to the white wire and it connects to the battery (see picture).
Just went through my manual. That White wire goes to the JB, into a 30 amp fuse, and then to the battery to charge it. If I were you, I would go to the auto store and buy a fuse holder and a 30 amp fuse, and solder it in line with the white wire, and then reconnect it to the battery. If you don't, your charging system won't recharge your battery
12-26-2018 09:25 AM
Robhor I took another picture and the red wire is attached to the white wire of the device underneath the battery case
12-24-2018 09:08 PM
michiganteddybear you can reconnect it, just put in a 30A fuse holder so the rest of the circuitry is protected
12-24-2018 07:10 PM
Thorn JB -> junction box. Contains fuses and some relays. The wires you're looking at shouldn't have anything other than a fuse that you would need to be concerned about. Others have a deep hatred for the junction box due to some relays that can burn out, causing gremlins in other systems.
12-24-2018 07:03 PM
Robhor I'm not much of an electric guy.. i dont "see" any damaged wires..

What exactly is the JB?

Can i leave it like this or do i have to replace the JB (or maybe disconnect the wire and see what it does?)

The bike runs fine btw

Thanks
12-24-2018 04:45 PM
kryptonianjorel
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Originally Posted by michiganteddybear View Post
if it goes to the R/R, its probably bypassing the j-box and crappy ass wire in the harness. I dont have my diagrams handy to double check, but that would be logical
My thoughts exactly. I replaced my **** R/R with a MOSFET, and in doing so, lost the brown wire (which is fine), and only have a power and ground coming out of my MOSFET. I would guess that the white goes to the JB, and the JB has a power wire going back to the battery, and this bypasses the JB altogether
12-24-2018 04:43 PM
Thorn Using the red wire on the battery (if it really is attached to the white wire on the R/R) bypasses the main 30 amp fuse. Best case scenario is that the wire connections for the standard wiring (wires from R/R to JB and from JB to battery) are oxidized and the PO was just trying to get good conductivity. Less-than-best-case scenario is the PO kept blowing fuses due to some other craziness in the electrical system, and intentionally bypassed the fuse.
12-24-2018 02:37 PM
michiganteddybear if it goes to the R/R, its probably bypassing the j-box and crappy ass wire in the harness. I dont have my diagrams handy to double check, but that would be logical
12-24-2018 12:42 PM
TheJabberWoggy
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Originally Posted by Robhor View Post
Can someone tell me what this red wire is?
Seems like the previous owner attached a red wire to the white wire and it connects to the battery (see picture).
I can't zoom in very well, but it looks like the red wire is attached to the white wire from the R/R. Not sure why they would do that, but as long as the white wire runs where it's supposed to, I imagine you can get rid of the red wire. If the white wire doesn't run where it should, bust out the schematic and start chasing wires...
12-24-2018 09:15 AM
Robhor
Weird wire

Can someone tell me what this red wire is?
Seems like the previous owner attached a red wire to the white wire and it connects to the battery (see picture).

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