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Replacing the wiring harness on 2000 VN750?

My girlfriend recently dropped my bike and the stupid battery leaked and died on me. I replaced it and it started fine the first couple of times but now it just clicks. I pulled the seat off and noticed smoke coming off the bundle of wires that runs along the frame above the battery and then the insulation burned off. Im guessing the battery acid had something to do with this. I did a bit of Googleing but didnt see what I was looking for. Im trying to figure out how hard it is to replace the wiring harness. It looks like its just one big piece that clips in to different systems but Ive never done it before. I tend to stay away from electrical issues but I dont feel like paying someone to fix this. The girlfriend said I should just get rid of the bike and quite spending money on it. I told her I was thinking the same thing about her.

Any suggestions or guidance on replacing this would be awesome. Im sure I can figure it out but figured I would get some good advice/info from yall before I started.
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If you go with a stock harness, it isn't too bad...you have to remove the seat, gas tank, and removing the headlight bucket makes it a little easier...also there is a big plastic box under the tank that might need to come out to make things easier.
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My girlfriend recently dropped my bike and the stupid battery leaked and died on me. I replaced it and it started fine the first couple of times but now it just clicks. I pulled the seat off and noticed smoke coming off the bundle of wires that runs along the frame above the battery and then the insulation burned off. Im guessing the battery acid had something to do with this. I did a bit of Googleing but didnt see what I was looking for. Im trying to figure out how hard it is to replace the wiring harness. It looks like its just one big piece that clips in to different systems but Ive never done it before. I tend to stay away from electrical issues but I dont feel like paying someone to fix this. The girlfriend said I should just get rid of the bike and quite spending money on it. I told her I was thinking the same thing about her.

Any suggestions or guidance on replacing this would be awesome. Im sure I can figure it out but figured I would get some good advice/info from yall before I started.

Fix the bike and ditch the girl. LOL As Slim said it is pretty simple. Leave the airbox under the tank in place. I just replaced the harness on a 97' it took about an hour and a half, but I have done several already. Just take your time. Below is a link for a harness. 89'-06' are the same. Good Luck

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-Ka...Q5fAccessories


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Thanks! I was going to ask about that. I saw those on eBay and didnt know what years they worked with but you answered that for me
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Thanks! I was going to ask about that. I saw those on eBay and didnt know what years they worked with but you answered that for me
Get yourself a Clymer repair manual and gat a MF AGM Battery.

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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L

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Will do. Ive been meaning to get a sealed battery. This is my first bike so Im still trying to figure out all the things I need to do like that battery. Still reading through the Verses section.
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Will do. Ive been meaning to get a sealed battery. This is my first bike so Im still trying to figure out all the things I need to do like that battery. Still reading through the Verses section.
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85 VN700 "Old Yella"

REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
ORIGINAL STATOR & R/R 14.5v
DEKA MF AGM ETX15L

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Will do. Thanks!
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I personally would try to trace wires and replace damaged parts, but then I'm a cheapskate and actually enjoy playing with colored spagetti .....

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I thought about doing that but if I'm going to be diving in there and pulling out the harness and replacing a bunch of wires, Ide rather have a newish one that hasn't been dunked in sulfuric acid.
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