Both the schematic provided by scooter & the one below from someone elsewhere show my part as #38
Part #38 on the exploded diagram is the starter relay.
Well, I looked at a couple of places selling this part and scrolled beneath the diagram to check the list of prices. I then remembered that bikebandit sponsors forums and I've bought from them before so I went to their site. I saw what looked like the same diagram as everywhere else and scrolled down to #38 in the price list. Prices for this part were varying wildly & I was happy to see $30.74 I checked the name of part #38 on the bikebandit site and it is listed as "Relay Assembly"
Well, it turns out the schematic is identical except that I didn't notice that bikebandit has changed the number of the part to #17, not #38 I accessed the return link on bikebandit and had to wait for contact. They just contacted me to tell me that they don't take returns on ANY oem parts.
Here is the bikebandit schematic with the different labeling than elsewhere:
As much as I love it, I'm really wishing I got a simpler to work on motorcycle right now.
Yeah but the Morphous is one SWEET looking bike!
Yah, she's a beauty, even after assembly by me. I do have over a dozen bolts & screws left over. Whoops. I'll be more careful after tearing it down to install the new relay. The engineering on Yamaha drive trains, bearings, etc is top notch but you can tell that the Morphous body was designed by an artist, not an engineer. Sometimes you have to suffer for great art.
You can email me a shipping address through the site. Sorry, nothing flexible but maybe it will work for certain of your songs/styles?
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2015 20:15:39 GMT -5 by surfpick
I tried again with the screwdriver and the scooter started! Seems that it is going to take a while to get the part. I'm wondering if I can attach some wires to the terminals which I can still reach when the scooter is back together & hot wire it for now to get to work until the part arrives?
OK, I removed both side panels and part of the dashboard and I finally got the nose loosened. I am unable to remove it because the instrument cluster is loosely attached but I can move it enough to get at the relay.
Here it is:
I don't see any place to "jump" a screwdriver across that unit? Should I just order that $80 relay assembly & swap it out?
OK, I just pulled back the rubber covers on the two big leads on that relay. You can't really see them in the pic, they are on the inboard side of the relay. I turned on the key, held the brake and touched a screwdriver to the two posts but I only get sparks?
tvnacman, I can't get at the relay. It is buried behind a bulkhead and I can't get the nose piece off. I don't know how to "check for power" anyway, even if I can get at something. Do I do this with the multimeter? How? What settings? I'm not even sure I plugged the leads into the correct places on the multimeter. There are 2 leads & 3 holes.
OK, I can barely see down behind that bulkhead but there is something in there with a very thick wire attached, so that must be the relay.
I've been trying to remove the nose piece to get at it but I'm getting nowhere. The manual shows how to remove the other panels but doesn't show that whole nose piece being removed. I removed the floorboards and side piece but I'm now afraid I won't get it back together. There is a piece down in there that is sliding around. Hard to explain but it hasn't helped remove the nose piece anyway.
There is no way to get to the relay without removing the nose & I can't figure it out. I can't believe how hard it is to get to anything on this scooter. As much as I love it, I'm really wishing I got a simpler to work on motorcycle right now.
Not quite sure how to do that, or even how to get at any connection points. Everything is buried and shielded.
Scooter, the diagram doesn't seem to match up with what I've got in that battery area. I checked the diagram for the 2008 but it's the same as the 2006. I don't know if it's actually different or if I just can't recognize & translate what I see?
Aha. This feels like progress! Thank you for that.
I'm looking at the location but it seems to look different? The fuse box blocks the view of it in this pic
In this "rear" view, you can see the bundle of wires going into whatever is in that position.
Beyond removing panels, It looks like I'm going to have to remove the front end to access that area. I took one bolt out with a flashlight but I had better wait for daylight or I'm gonna lose stuff or mess something up.
tvnacman, the battery is reading 12.64 volts
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2015 21:00:15 GMT -5 by surfpick