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This looks to be some kind of terminator? signal flasher? resistor? capacitive fuse? controller? it has no markings, just a rubber coating. What is it?
 

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That's the diode unit. There are 3 diodes in there and are used in conjunction with the clutch switch, side stand switch, neutral switch, fuel sender/relay, brake switches, etc. There's also a resistor in there used for the oil level switch.
 

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That's the diode unit. There are 3 diodes in there and are used in conjunction with the clutch switch, side stand switch, neutral switch, fuel sender/relay, brake switches, etc. There's also a resistor in there used for the oil level switch.
Thank you. I was hoping it was an OEM component and not some user mod gone bad
 

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That's the diode unit. There are 3 diodes in there and are used in conjunction with the clutch switch, side stand switch, neutral switch, fuel sender/relay, brake switches, etc. There's also a resistor in there used for the oil level switch.
Could this be the reason I've never had a fuel test light? It comes on when I go to reserve, but never works with the oil light when I hit the starter.
 

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Could this be the reason I've never had a fuel test light? It comes on when I go to reserve, but never works with the oil light when I hit the starter.
You have an '89 and the fuel light didn't turn on when the starter button was pushed in '85-'92 gen 1's. This was added with a change in the instrument cluster in '93.

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You have an '89 and the fuel light didn't turn on when the starter button was pushed in '85-'92 gen 1's. This was added with a change in the instrument cluster in '93.

Mark
It's actually a 1985. Thanks! I didn't know that 😊
 

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That's ok 😄 At least it works when I'm low on petrol. When I first got the bike the light didn't work at all. It's not fun pushing a 44 stone bike to a garage when you run out of petrol 😄
I hear ya! Sometimes I miss the simplicity of a regular petcock.
 

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That's ok 😄 At least it works when I'm low on petrol. When I first got the bike the light didn't work at all. It's not fun pushing a 44 stone bike to a garage when you run out of petrol 😄
Been there and done that. How about driving one home with the clutch out. OHhhh dats fun tooo..:eek: 'Look dear, that crazy ole Far--t's running lights, stop signs and passing people on the right.'
 

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