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05-04-2016 12:40 PM
crowley1027 Going to start a new thread on headlight
05-04-2016 12:23 PM
calebj
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Originally Posted by crowley1027 View Post
There are two 5wire plugs. The killswitch is part of the other 5wire.
I didn't word my previous post well. My point was that there was only one connector that you could easily use to test the ignition switch. The killswitch connector has Brown, Blue, Yellow/Red, Red, and Black wires. If you have continuity between -that- red wire and the tail light red wire, that's a problem.
05-04-2016 12:18 PM
crowley1027
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Originally Posted by calebj View Post
The license light and the brake light share the red wire, so if you applied power anywhere on that circuit, both would light up.

I don't know what color the connector is from the wiring diagram, but it appears that there's a five wire connector with Red, White/Black, Yellow, Blue, and one other wire (might be Orange/Green?). That harness is the one you should test. I don't see any other connectors in the diagram.
There are two 5wire plugs. The killswitch is part of the other 5wire.
05-04-2016 12:00 PM
calebj The license light and the brake light share the red wire, so if you applied power anywhere on that circuit, both would light up.

I don't know what color the connector is from the wiring diagram, but it appears that there's a five wire connector with Red, White/Black, Yellow, Blue, and one other wire (might be Orange/Green?). That harness is the one you should test. I don't see any other connectors in the diagram.
05-04-2016 11:42 AM
crowley1027
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Are you saying that you got continuity from the red wire going to the kill switch and the light wiring in the back?
I think? I tested from the red connector, and I should have tested the brown connector.

What about the whole "I put power to the license light and the whole tail works" thing?
05-04-2016 11:30 AM
calebj Are you saying that you got continuity from the red wire going to the kill switch and the light wiring in the back?
05-04-2016 11:27 AM
crowley1027 Recap correction. Tail fuse is fine, incident happened a while ago. And I need to recheck the red wire... I tested the one from the killswitch.....
05-04-2016 11:27 AM
calebj Makes sense to me. That's what I was trying to confirm in the previous post, but you explained it dramatically better.
05-04-2016 10:53 AM
Thorn Just to recap:
You've done the blue wire mod, so the headlight is out because the tail fuse is blown. (blowout caused by bundling uninsulated wires?)

There is continuity from the middle of the bike to the tail lights, and the 'ignition on' lights at the front end work.

All symptoms point to a bad connection between the red wire and the ignition switch, or a bad internal connection in the ignition switch.
05-04-2016 05:31 AM
calebj With your meter, you get no power on the red wire at the connector with the key on?
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