recently got an aftermarket fairing with twin headlights...person who sold it to me said it needs relay switches? have no idea what to look for and how to wire em up..fairing was fitted to a gs500 and looks a bit like an old powerbronze fairing.
A relay is an electronic switch. It helps to provide a large current (straight from the battery) to a consumer (your twin headlights), but switched by a low current (thinner) cable. You have this set up in your starter relay - small switch on the handlebar, little cable goes to the relay. Press the button, and the electronic "switch" makes a connection for the big cable from the battery to the starter motor (it uses a solenoid to do this)
Post by Buzzin (^_^) on Oct 15, 2009 10:55:18 GMT 1
To explain why you would need them: The cables and switch on your handlebars were made for a certain maximum current. The double headlight might create a bigger current, and it would damage the switch/wires. Rather then take the risk, a relay switch would be a good idea. You really don't want to fry the switch on your handlebars....to much work to replace
@jazz: get your mind out of the gutter you! (hadn't heard of her yet....but I have now! )