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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Titchfield, UK
Electrical wiring advice wanted!
Greetings to one'n'all
Recently I posted a thread about finding a broken clutch plate in the bottom of the motor of 'Sweep' the VN whilst changing the stator etc etc. Whilst waiting for bits to be delivered, I decided to give everything the once over.
During one of my amusing bump start procedures, I managed to drop Sweep on the right hand side. The previous numpty (sorry, owner), for some strange reason had all the controls, switchgear etc moved down the bars so that they overhung the ends. Trying to make the bars wider & cooler, I suppose.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the throttle slide, twist grip whatever you want to call it has smashed and rather than pay CSML 17 euros (plus postage) for a new one, I've managed to find one on Ebay complete with the R/H switchgear. This is off of a UK model, so it has a switch on it to turn the lights on & off.
Does anybody know whether or not this is compatable with the loom on a US spec bike? I mean, if I fit it, would I be able to control the running lights? I know that you guys in the US & Canada have to ride with the lights on, but here in the UK it's not a legal requirement, and to be honest, having to do so really gets on my t*ts.