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Old 07-10-2014, 02:34 AM   #1
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Location: England, uk
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r65 full fairing wiring

made the fundamental mistake despite photographing as i stripped it of not drawing wiring

I've taken the full fairing off and photographed the wiring before i removed each part-or so i thought

i have a long brown (earth?) which i cannot source
can anyone say where it should go please

i had clock and volt meter and the central fairing light (running light?)
plus built in indicators
and the mahoosive headlight
o its an 81

hope you can open
the brown wire is connected to speedo light
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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Get a wiring diagram. They are in the Clymer's or Hayne's manuals. Traditionally a brown wire is ground,

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Old 07-11-2014, 03:34 PM   #3
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a7grenade, here is a link to a couple of wiring diagrams for your bike:
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #4
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hate to say this...but that harness has been hacked to death. All those crimp connectors make me cringe. If it were my bike, I would do one of two things.

1. Solder and heat shink all the junctions
2. Simply buy a new harness.

I went with option 2 on my 81 r80
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:09 PM   #5
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Yep. Refurb or replace the hacked harness.

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