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grumbern

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Reply #270 on: December 14, 2018, 12:53:20 pm
Absolutely right, the linings are different. And there's also only a few bikes out there with it done right, unfortunately. They mostly screw up at the rear radius, or the upper line leading there, so that was one of my main concerns. But he did a great job reproducing the looks of the pictures I provided.

Oh, and let me annoy you a little bit more, as I continued with my wiring today, will you?! ;D

Stay tuned!
Andreas


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Reply #271 on: December 15, 2018, 03:52:09 am
And here's a "problem": On My wiring harness there's a single connector on the bn/wt cable to the ammeter and that's what my notes say is right. But obviously I need a connection to the light switch terminal #3. Now there's the question: Are my notes wrong and there should be a double connector, or is there another separate connector with a lead to the light switch?! I couldn't find anything on that. Also some diagrams show a purple wire between ammeter and light switch :o

Just when you think you have it...
Can anyone help please?!
Andreas


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Reply #272 on: December 15, 2018, 07:59:41 am
One of the diagrams I have has a separate purple wire going from #3 to the rectifier. ERC
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Reply #273 on: December 15, 2018, 08:55:50 am
Hi ERC,
can you send me a copy? This combination should work too, it just means the lights are not cut out by the ignition switch, if the rest was not altered. Bad thing is, I don't have that wire, or, well, It's bn/p and leading straigt to the ignition switch...
Very strange.
Andreas


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Reply #274 on: December 15, 2018, 11:50:39 am
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Reply #275 on: December 15, 2018, 11:51:28 am
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Reply #276 on: December 15, 2018, 11:52:58 am
You may be able to combine the two to come up with what you need.  ERC
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Reply #277 on: December 16, 2018, 10:39:35 am
As I found two additional reasons to make the journey I had a look at my '81 Bullet (it still has 1950s fashion factory-wiring) and yes, there's a double connector there, leading to the light switch. So I'll have to change that. Well, could be worse.

Just another thing: I'm missing the green-white wire from the rectifier to the light switch and I know for sure, this was not there! It is normally used to reduce the generator power if no light is on. Could it be they got rid of that to acommodate for the Chief's bigger battery?
So long,
Andreas


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Reply #278 on: December 17, 2018, 06:07:10 am
Lucas sais:

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...as fitted to small coil ignition machines and others with low top gear ratios, the stator connections in both 'Off' and 'Parking' are as shown in fig. 5 (b)

So, yes, it's like I thought and both Fire Arrow and Chief don't have that connection due to low generator power in the first and low top gear rpm and higher load in the second case.
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Andreas


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Reply #279 on: December 27, 2018, 08:08:55 am
There's some new pictures. Unfortunately every single thing is turning out to be a big one, because nothing fits as it should. Nevertheless some inpressions to fight the boredom.

First I finished off the wiring harness with the new connectors. In the first pictures there are some mistakes. Three, to be precise. Who can find them?










Also the wires on the dip switch were a) too short and b) in the wrong colours. Both were to be corrected:












And there I hit another obstacle: I need silver insulating tube in the right size. That means more searching and waiting.

And there's one picture with a mock up motorcycle. Don't be shocked, I think it looks funny, too. Luckily in reality it doesn't as much as in the picture:




And of course some things did happen that can't be seen, but also take a lot of time.
The tank will follow ;)
So long,
Andreas


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Reply #280 on: December 28, 2018, 03:49:56 pm
Set the tank in place. These two pieces of plastic sticking out were needed to get the rubber buffers over the frame. That worked quite well, but now they're stuck there... Will try to remove them with some penetrating oil.

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Reply #281 on: December 30, 2018, 04:16:32 am
   Man, that's just, well, BEAUTIFUL!  8)
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Reply #282 on: December 30, 2018, 09:13:55 am
That bike is looking sooooooooo freaking good!   :)  I seriously love all the time and craftsmanship put into all the different little hand built parts.
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Reply #283 on: December 30, 2018, 05:32:22 pm
So close...

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Reply #284 on: January 10, 2019, 03:21:50 pm
Stupid question: How exactly was the wiring under the rear mudguard routed? Did they use the two stiffening brackets to "clamp" it, oder were there any extra clamps?
Thanks,
Andreas