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Well, I read through the instructions on the ec harness. It wasnt all adding up, so I decided to pull the seat, tank cover, etc, and lay the thing up there for visual comparison.

When I started identifying all the wires that will be dealt with, I noticed that the world famous "white plug/3 yellow wire solder them together and get rid of the plug" had been done with your basic male/female spade plug with crimp connectors.

And, it was so brittle from heat, two of the wires broke as I was trying to look at them.

so, guess who is going to finish this wiring repair now? LOL, I had hoped to have a guru by my side to allay my rookie wiring fears. From the frying pan to the fire I go!

Please keep me in your thoughts:cheeky1:
 

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a question already. The instructions say to clip wires between the regulator and the plug, but I should solder the yellow wires at that end to the regulator side of what I just clipped?

This is why I am a graphics guru and NOT a wing guru! LOL
 

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I assume that means you are bypassing the plug connector and making a solid connection to the regulator from the stator.
 

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I think thats what they intended... The instructions are a bit vague.

When you clip by the regulator, there are two sides then that you could connect their harness to. It makes sense that the power has to go from the stator to the regulator.
 

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Vague instructions seem to be the in thing these days. Like the owners manuals for my cell phone and Ipod. they make them for people who don't need instruction.
 

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There should be an EC phone number in the instructions. My recommendation is to call Lewis!! (or one of his techs)

BTW, they are on EST.
 

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Well, I got it in, and the bike fires! YAY! Gold star for me!
 

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The three wires from the stator, where the white plug used to be, were baked. I got that patched up nicely.

The connections at the solenoid were baked, too. I put a solenoid on, too. Since the female side of that plug was toast, I crimped and soldered new spades on. As the shields were too big to fit on top of the solenoid, I double heat shrink-ed each spade. Hopefully that will do the job.

The new solenoid is the kind that has the spade fuse built in...
 

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That's nasty lookin', those 2 wiring points (solenoid and stator) are a source of a lot of problems with these old bikes.
 

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Keep an eye on those male slip on connectors on your starter relay Dick. Those things don't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. The original plug had a catch to hold it together even though it had mating pins that fit as snugly as those slip on ones do. But the slip ones don't have a plug shell to hold them in line and against the mating male slip ons so there's a lot more chance for one to work loose. It would be good if you can put a couple tie wraps on the wires to a solid part of the bike as near the slip on terminals as you can to prevent any movement.
 

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will do, Paul, an ounce of prevention, ya?

I had to use my harbor freight needle noses to jam them on, but who know...

Valve Stem seals are next!
 
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