Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Reverse Problem, Please Help
If your try on reverse was during the time the relay was welded - then that is why it worked. I highly recommend you replace the relay as it will now weld itself much easier and will not be reliable.
Now on to reverse. How it controls the starter motor. In forward the start signal (from the button) goes through one of two micro switches on the reverse control, passes through the reverser contoller (large silver box under the seat on the left side) and then goes to the starter relay which powers the starter. In reverse the same signal goes through the second switch on the reverse control and into the reverser controller. The reverser controller then feeds high current 12V directly to the starter motor. There is a tie point behind the battery where the starter motor wire(black), the wire from the starter relay (black) and the wire from the reverser controller (black/yellow) all tie together.
There are three large black/yellow wires that come out of the reverser controller. One goes to the battery (+), one goes to ground (the other tie point behind the battery) and one goes to the starter tie point. Make sure they are hooked up correctly. Often when replacing a battery the one that goes to the (+) terminal is left off. Even though they are all Black/Yellow the ends are marked as to where they go.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
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Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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