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    Electrical Post Confusion

    A friend has a 1995 R100RT that he's rebuilding and has come to the conclusion that he doesn't know what these two electrical plugs go to or what they're for... I looked at mine, a 1994 R100RT, and it doesn't have these. Any suggestions on what/where they go to would be helpful.
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    No idea, why not ask the PO. After market for sure.

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    The one towards the rear looks like a 110 volt starter like you would find on a snowblower! I would pull the top cover off and investigate.
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    Plugs for a block heater??? That would be wild...
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    Connections for the fuel shutoff solenoids that reside under the starter cover. They were part of the emissions package on the newer Airheads. It appears from the photo that the plugs from the harness have been removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Connections for the fuel shutoff solenoids that reside under the starter cover. They were part of the emissions package on the newer Airheads. It appears from the photo that the plugs from the harness have been removed.
    Bingo. When BMW added the fuel and vapor control solenoids, they inserted the harness to power the solenoids between existing connectors of an existing harness. It has been common for folks to remove the "add-on" harness as part of removing the fuel vapor control system, and simply plug the original connectors back into one another -- no trace the add-on solenoid harness was ever there.
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    Thanks Bill,for posting this up for me,and thanks for the thoughts of the responders.It is my 95 airhead.I have removed the plumbing,but don't get how to remove the wiring evidenced by those 2 plugs.Will it be obvious with the starter cover removed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgr451 View Post
    Thanks Bill,for posting this up for me,and thanks for the thoughts of the responders.It is my 95 airhead.I have removed the plumbing,but don't get how to remove the wiring evidenced by those 2 plugs.Will it be obvious with the starter cover removed?
    There is no additional wiring -- the plugs are on the solenoids, which can be unbolted and removed from the inside of the starter cover.
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