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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 19th, 2006, 4:13 pm Thread Starter
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what's this part?

Hello guys
In order to import my LT to Australia, I had t steamclean
it and found located underneath the rear trunk two yellowish
plugs (or so)
Can you help me identifying it, I am a bit lost here.
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post #2 of 7 Old Jun 19th, 2006, 4:30 pm
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Cat code plugs? - not that it will matter after all that moisture gets into every little electrical connection on your bike. Even the users book says not to wash the bike in a car wash or self service car wash. Wishing you the best of luck -

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not to hijack this thread ... i looked and don't know what those plugs are ... but you have to steam clean your bike to bring it into australia? is this a measure designed to kill off foreign flora and fauna? strikes me as very peculiar (and not especially effective at what i am assuming is the goal).
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My guess

is they are plugs for the alarm system that is not installed on your bike?
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is this a measure designed to kill off foreign flora and fauna? strikes me as very peculiar.
No, this is for Australia, so it would be to remove foreign florae and faunae!

I can't enlarge the photos off the posted link, but from the small pic, they sure do look like CCP's, but why there and why 2? Has anyone ever seen yellow relays? I've only ever seen relays in black or red, but who knows whether they also come in yellow?

(Note to self: Just was looking through the BMW parts fiche and came up with "61366902041 minirelay, make contact, yellow", so they could well be relays...)

Could they be for the heated seats?

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Hello guys
In order to import my LT to Australia, I had t steamclean
it and found located underneath the rear trunk two yellowish
plugs (or so)
Can you help me identifying it, I am a bit lost here.
http://www.ozcruisers.com/index.php?...view_photo.php
The one on the right side is the Cat Code plug, it is nothing but a jumper between two pins of the socket. It was used on pre-2002 bikes in the states, but replaced by the "brown wire" loop under the rear seat that can be cut to reduce hot hesitation. The Removing the Cat Code plug does the same thing, but can only be done if the updated Motronic was installed, which they did not start doing til mid 2000 production dates.

The one on the left side is plugged into the alarm system sockets, so must also be a jumper to allow the bike to run when the alarm is not installed.

There is nothing in the yellow boxes, just a brass jumper that forms the two pins. At least that is what the Cat Code plug is, I am assuming the other one is the same. Pull it, if it only has two pins, it is just a jumper.

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There was not the slightest problem with the bike after the
steamcleaning. Probably because it does not use as much water as simply washing it.

Like Tom said, it is to keep things out of Australia, not to kill them unnecessary. I do like this approach indeed. There are other ways, usually more complicated ones, then just go for the kill. Isn't it?

The AQIS does have avariety of forms of getting rid of unwanted florae and faunae. High pressure cleaning, then steam cleaning and finally cleaning it with a pestizide/herbizide. They do charge a fortune, over 200AUS per hour!

I bought the bike second hand and it might be that my predecessor had an alarm system and other gadgets installed he took off before selling.

Thank you all for your input, I much appreciate it.
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