Thanks, that would help a lot. Im not sure I'm going to try and salvage this harness though. Theres a few other spots that look a bit suspect, and I shudder to think what else might have been done to the harness on this poor thing. There was a cheap used harness on ebay so I went for that. I was planning on stripping the bike down a bit because of how much surface rust is on it. Now its the excuse I need to get it down to the frame and give it the attention it deserves and make it look fresh. Wont be ripping around for a while. I'm new to bike mechanics so I'm learning as I go. I have noticed a few things that have me wondering. Is there such thing as a clutch lever bushing?(the one that goes into the gearbox. not on the hand controls) when the clutch is actuated the whole thing wiggles back and forth a bit as it is pulled and released. I looked up parts diagrams and there is no bushing shown in the right engine cover.