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Kitterat

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on: October 21, 2018, 08:28:43 am
Hello! I'm Brand new to REs but have owned a boatload of bikes....got a '99 Bullet 350 via trade for a vintage honda. Not running (hasn't for years). Looking forward to a long Maine winter together....anyway, the PO (or somebody) badly hacked into the wiring...Does anyone know where I could find an accurate schematic? The one's I have found online identify a "Main Switch", for instance, which I don't appear to have (unless the PO removed it; it's that bad). I bought a replacement wire harness, but none of the wire colours appear to match....help!


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Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 01:59:09 pm




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Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 04:18:58 pm
A '99 Bullet could well have an AC headlamp, neither of those two diagrams cover that.

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Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 01:27:55 pm
Here are a few wiring diagrams from the Yahoo RE group site.


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Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 01:32:18 pm
More, one "99 with 4 wire alternator


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Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 05:18:23 pm
Thanks...you guys (sorry, figure of speech; hope I didn't offend anyone) have given me a place to start, anyway. I managed to wrestle the beast into my cellar-no heat in the garage; and no garage....
BTW, I didn't mean to be the guy who asks a question and disappears,either. I got gifted a non-running BMW (2006 F650gs...not really my thing) that needed some attention. I am really pinched for space....look forward to working with you guys (sorry, again)!


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Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 06:26:10 am
When you get the time, check to see how many alternator rotor wires you have and what color they are. 1999 was the changeover year to AC headlights as mentioned above, once we know what alternator you have we can guide you to the correct wiring diagram.

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Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 06:57:08 pm
3 wires (purple, green and white)....on quite a learning curve; date of production is May 99. the PO had installed Minda controls which kind of threw me off.
I got a bunch of parts with it amongst them is the wrong replacement wire harness. gonna purchase one from Hitchcock....they a pretty good outfit?
I don't think the PO got this running. I believe the guy who owned it before him got murdered....


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Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:46:31 am
OK, you have the older-style system with all the lights (and everything else) running on 12V DC, and NOT the later AC-powered headlamp set-up.

Having the Minda switch will complicate things just a little as you will have to work off more than one wiring diagram, but it will be fine for an all-DC set-up, just don't connect the red and yellow wire from the switch to anything! I have wired two Bullets for all-DC using these switches and got caught out both times. It had been a while before I wired the second one and I had forgotten about my first blunder... :-[

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Reply #10 on: Today at 06:17:42 pm
See, you made the mistake twice so I didn't have to, (what is it they say about the second kick of the mule?)....I still have the original magura switches...unless there's some advantage to the mindas, I might as well reinstall those, right? It appears (one of) the PO's just ordered stuff and hung it on the bike, like ornaments...thank's for then heads up...this stuff is gold!