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post #1 of 12 Old Jul 8th, 2016, 8:44 am Thread Starter
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Reverse controller help!!!!

Have bike all together, just don't want to smoke anything, was in a little time crunch and took things apart over many days, Need reverse controller connections, looked obvious when I removed them, now not sure.

one wire has red band on it, pos lead on battery?

altogether 3 or 4 large eye connectors


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Have bike all together, just don't want to smoke anything, was in a little time crunch and took things apart over many days, Need reverse controller connections, looked obvious when I removed them, now not sure.

one wire has red band on it, pos lead on battery?

altogether 3 or 4 large eye connectors


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Yes the wire marked with red tape goes to battery positive, brown = ground and the one that's all black goes to the starter tie point. I think switching the two positive wires makes you go fast in reverse.
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Re: Reverse controller help!!!!

Thank You for the help, here is the useless info from the manual



I think I have 2 black wires with yellow trace, where do they go?
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Re: Reverse controller help!!!!

Main problem is the thick eye connectors that go on bolts or ground points

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Re: Reverse controller help!!!!

Do your black/yellow wires have colored tags of some sort at the terminal? If so there should be a brown tag, that goes to the ground point. I believe the other might not have a tag, but goes to the starter tie point.

Wish JZ would chime in, he has all this stuff memorized.
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Re: Reverse controller help!!!!

I answered him in another post but you had it correct there with your info. Have to remember the BMW manuals are not meant to be all inclusive as they are there to assist the Factory Trained Technicians on the particulars of the specific model. They assume some knowledge already of how BMW does things.
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Re: Reverse controller help!!!!

Thanks for all the help everyone

Everything is hooked up, did not notice the brown band until you guys pointed it out.

Starter relay clicks, no start, if starter black wire is touched on bat + then starter does work, so it seems the rev controller is the stopping point.

2 round connectors on rev controller are they labeled to show what they connect to?

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They will only go into their mates under the rear seat and the starter signal does go through them so if they are not hooked up you will not start.

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Thanks will try again.

I think I found a few diff ones they will fit in, will get speakers conencted to eliminate other plugs

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ok, starter tie point, 3 wires?

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yes third black wire on starter tie point was it, it was hiding under frame, could not see it!


Sorry for the troubles for my lack of documentation

Thank you all for the help and hints, I am usually not this absent minded.

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yes third black wire on starter tie point was it, it was hiding under frame, could not see it!


Sorry for the troubles for my lack of documentation

Thank you all for the help and hints, I am usually not this absent minded.
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