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Offline Arch stanton

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Maybe a dumb question. But....
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:39:30 PM »
On the 750k1 I am building. There is a yellow & red wire from the starter solenoid. There is also a matching wire from the harness in the same area. But they both have male connectors.
Is there something missing?

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Re: Maybe a dumb question. But....
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 05:48:50 PM »
No but it may have the later solenoid. Is it a UK or US bike and can you turn the headlight off at the rh switch?

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Re: Maybe a dumb question. But....
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 08:53:31 PM »
I think you are right about the Solenoid being a later one, as it has a green/red wire. Which I suppose will connect to the black. Also the mounting tang for the fuse box is missing.
The bike was originally from the US. But now has UK spec
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Re: Maybe a dumb question. But....
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 12:14:42 AM »
The reason is you normaly have the "hot" wire as the insulated female, on yours the solenoid is fed on the black wire and then grounded to the bars via the yellow red whilst the later ones are fed power from the start button and grounded via the green/ red and starter safety system.
The proper fix is to fit an insulated female to the solenoid wire but you could make a female/female jump lead.
Connectors can be got on ebay just dont use the red or blue insulated car type ones!

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Re: Maybe a dumb question. But....
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 09:03:41 AM »
The dumb question is the one you don't ask !!
1988 Mercedes Benz 300SL - Red - expensive to run but good fun
1974 Honda XL250 K0 - Silver - owned for 25 years. Not running at the mo'
1972 Honda CB750 K2 - Flake Sunrise Orange - Ex USA, a DK special - needs a lot more work than I thought - very quickly becoming a DS special...
2016 VW Passat - White - daily driver; goes like the clappers

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Re: Maybe a dumb question. But....
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 09:23:19 AM »
Hello Philip.
I see you are a fellow Motorsport owner.
A lovely bike to ride. But must be used very regularly. Or they become a right pain in the arse. Sticking valves are one such problem.
How far off running is your XL?