electrical system relay

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by TinCanMan, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. TinCanMan

    TinCanMan New Member

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    Hello fellow riders. I am in the process of restoring a 1990 Softail. The wiring harness has been altered (only instrument of bike is a speedometer. I reconnected most of the wiring. The problem I have is one of the relays up front clicks every 15 -20 seconds. Any of you seasoned mechanics have any ideas on this? Thanks in advance from wiring deficient rider.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Is it a relay or a breaker. I would get the diagram out and see what it does before you damage the wiring possibly.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    And if it is clicking it may have a short. My brother in law has a 87 softail that has been butchered and had a similar problem, now his HI 4 ignition , coil and Headwinds headlight do not work, follow Gliders advice Electricity is a funny animal and some times it goes Poof, unlike The Boss and his Poof Button, good luck
     
  4. rick1062

    rick1062 Active Member

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    Yeah, I would bet it is a circuit breaker and probably being tripped by something done with the altered wiring.
     
  5. TinCanMan

    TinCanMan New Member

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    Thanks to all for the quick response. Will proceed carefully