Bypassing the ignition switch?
I've been having some problems this summer with (what seems to be) the ignition switch. When I turn hard to the right, the engine will cut out. Its an 86, and has done it since I bought the bike a couple of years ago.
Recently, while turning to the right, the bike cut out and won't come back on. I eventually traced this back to the fuse, which was blown (the main fuse).
I think there is some probably in the wires going to the ignition switch (a crack or something), because while the bike is running it will cut out if I jiggle at the wires. They all seem securely soldered to the back of the switch.
I don't know if bypassing the switch is a good idea or not, but I'm hesitant to put the bike back together and run into the same problem (I have the tank & other parts off to check the wires).
I've traced the wires back to one connector, that has 5 prongs on it: