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Old 06-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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I'm working on a "stand alone" setup for testing a couples motors I am building. I have:

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basically everything needed to run the bike.. except the ignition!

Anyone familiar/knowledgeable on ignition wire splicing? No questions asked... I'd just rather not have to buy more (expensive) parts
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Get a wiring diagram. I've got no key on my bike, but it's probably harder to figure out how to start it now than when it had a key.

It's usually fairly straight forward. The main cable attached to the battery usually has a branch going three places: main fuse, voltage regulator, and starter relay. From the main fuse it will either go through the keyed ignition or to a primary relay that is controlled by the key and kill switch. Either way, this will be your switched power source for all the +12V on the harness. Some bikes also have a constant +12V circuit but that's usually a smaller gauge wire attached at the battery going straight to the fuse box.

For example, here is an overly simplified wiring diagram I drew up for a buddy's bobber. Note no kill switch, no starter (kick only), only the key.
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Get a wiring diagram. I've got no key on my bike, but it's probably harder to figure out how to start it now than when it had a key.

It's usually fairly straight forward. The main cable attached to the battery usually has a branch going three places: main fuse, voltage regulator, and starter relay. From the main fuse it will either go through the keyed ignition or to a primary relay that is controlled by the key and kill switch. Either way, this will be your switched power source for all the +12V on the harness. Some bikes also have a constant +12V circuit but that's usually a smaller gauge wire attached at the battery going straight to the fuse box.

For example, here is an overly simplified wiring diagram I drew up for a buddy's bobber. Note no kill switch, no starter (kick only), only the key.
awesome, thanks for the simple explanation
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