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Hello

while waiting for my new harness to come i have started poking around

the PO has done some weird wiring but

i cant see any fuses anywhere except the main one

my manual shows it to be under the left side tank cover ????


not there

can anyone tell me if this is so?

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It's up under the shelter gauge cluster. Pull out the plastic glove box and you'll see a rubber strap that holds the box in place (right under the shelter cover latch). They moved it for 78-79.
 

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Ok

so I found the fuse box with a flashlight got the fuse that was blown traced

replaced it and now have correct power to the rear tail light

removed the bypass from the acc box that the po had put in

when i start the bike the rear signals now flash but the fronts dont

also my running voltage (headlight removed) with the old battery is around

13.75- 14.5 after a bit but the recifier(near the battery)? is getting real hot

i am waiting for a new harness before i do any major repairs as the one i have

is chafed been fixed by [email protected]#$% and has a two foot splice job for each stator

wire funny he did the stator connector bypass but not the rectifier?

the thing i am wondering is do i need a rectifier or is it getting hot from

bad 3 wire plug and a crappy old battery the battery will start the bike but has a bad

cell so only 10.5 volts at rest i will pick one up tonight but can that cause the rectiifer

to over heat or do i have some other problem i will have to wait for parts for?

thanks for all your help.

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Well, in my opinion, U DEFINITELY need to replace the battery ASAP. Running one with a battery with a dead cell like that WILL burn out the rectifier and the stator, as its constantly trying to build the battery back up and it can't. Replacing the battery should help. I can understand completely about the wiring, my 75 model is in similar shape....a previous owner (or more than one) had butchered the wiring so badly that even though I'm an automotive tech with 30 years experience, I haven't been able to trace down all the "bad" spots in the wiring....hence the reason I'm looking for another harness to use to either replace this one, or to modify as a newer and improved harness to replace this one with. Hope this helps.
 

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Well

i charged the battery off line now holds charge at 12 volts and passes load test

repaired the fuse box clip installed a new fuse removed the PO bypass

soldered that and the rectifier connection. installed a electronic tridon flasher

cleaned the handelbar blinker switch and now all is well,

Thanks so much for all the pointers i will still install a the new harness when it gets here

next week as the old one is chafed and exposed in many places and just plain scary.

now if i can only find a headlight ring that matches one of the buckets i have

i can go test ride it for a few hundred miles then strip and paint.

Murray
 
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