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Wireing Loom Can anyone help?

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I'm looking for some advice!
I have a Vulcan 750 "86" It was imported to the UK from the US back in 1998, I have done some work on the bike it now has straight through exhuast and I have done away with the Emmission control system as we dont need it here in the UK.
The problem is with the electrics, sometimes it wont turn over somtimes it does, lights work and don't work and when I have looked closer the wiring loom just abover the coils look as though they have been cut in to and wires added with scotch blocks it does'nt look good
I managed to find a loom on ebay again in the US, when it arrived it had the very same "repair" as such its been tested and is of no use.

you cant buy a brand new loom any more so I want to make one up from scratch.
Thats the problem, I dont have a clue how to ?

Somebody said to me that I should scrap the bike I cant afford to its my only bike I have spent money on it that I cant afford to waste and apart from that I still really love the bike!

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Well it sounds to me like you have two harnesses with good connectors. If I wanted to make a new one identical to a stock one I would snip the connectors and properly splice new wires to them one at a time. You can order all of your wire from local auto shops or online. Be sure you use the same color coding to make this go as smoothly as possible. I don't think it should cost you too much, but it is going to be time consuming as hell.

Keep in mind that most mass produced wiring harnesses aren't as clean as you'd expect them to be. I have run across factory harnesses with little more than heat shrink and tape holding crude terminations.
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Hi

I'm looking for some advice!
I have a Vulcan 750 "86" It was imported to the UK from the US back in 1998, I have done some work on the bike it now has straight through exhuast and I have done away with the Emmission control system as we dont need it here in the UK.
The problem is with the electrics, sometimes it wont turn over somtimes it does, lights work and don't work and when I have looked closer the wiring loom just abover the coils look as though they have been cut in to and wires added, it does'nt look good
I managed to find a loom on ebay again in the US, when it arrived it had the very same "repair" as such its been tested and is of no use.

you cant buy a brand new loom any more so I want to make one up from scratch.
Thats the problem, I dont have a clue how to ?

Somebody said to me that I should scrap the bike I cant afford to its my only bike I have spent money on it that I cant afford to waste and apart from that I still really love the bike!

There are built in (factory) two wire pigtail for accessories (usually) located on the rightside ...in the area of the batterybox.
Could this be what you are viewing ?

IIRC...They are ignition switched.


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Maybe you should post a pic or two to see if those aren't normal for the bike.

The problem you refer to at first, could be a faulty ignition puck... nothing to do with the wiring.

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Maybe you should post a pic or two to see if those aren't normal for the bike.

The problem you refer to at first, could be a faulty ignition puck... nothing to do with the wiring
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Thankyou for the advice guys! it is very much appreciated!

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If it is in fact a 1986 model from the US it would be a 700, not a 750.

Does it have a black engine and black wheels?

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yeh the engine is black, the log book says Vulcan 750

I think who ever registered it in the UK did so as a 750 not 700 maybe
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yeh the engine is black, the log book says Vulcan 750

I think who ever registered it in the UK did so as a 750 not 700 maybe
Well not sure how the UK does it....but taxes and insurance are based on displacement here. So you might be paying more than you should have to.

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The 1985 is a 700. The 1986 is a 750. Both kept the black attributes though.
On the steering neck of the bike, right side, should be a sticker that tells ya all...date of mfg, VIN, etc.
When it comes to wiring, especially on an older bike that may have corrosion, its critical to disconnect all the quick connectors and clean them, and any splices should be soldered then sealed. Also, check ALL of your grounds. If you need a hi-res wiring diagram, PM me your email and I'll send to you.




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