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Electrical System by pass.

     This,  I believe to be the most important item to put at the top of the to do list for any LC owner. Here is a brief explanation of what the Red Wire does in that connector assembly. It supplies all the power to the electrical system When that little tiny connector (not whole assembly Figure 1) fails you lose everything. You will not even get dash lights, nothing zero. Got your Harley Hauler handy? 

     The Red wire in that plug assembly tapes into the main cable coming from the battery. It is protected by the 30 amp blade fuse seen in figure 7. Then it goes to the ignition switch,  leaves the ignition switch as a Orange wire and crosses around the bike to what looks like a relay. From the relay (still Orange) it goes into the fuse box. This supplies all the power to the fuse box. Hence, when it fails you have zero power to anything. 

     Wes, my brother, had that fail on his bike while visiting Kathy and I. He was four hundred miles from home, so not a real good thing. Wes has documented this adventure so zip over to http://www.cableone.net/~waedens for whole sad story. Which could very well have been your story.

Figure 3 and 4 show the by pass wire and fuse pre-assembled and soldered before installation on the bike. This makes the modification much easier and reduces the on bike soldering to one connection.

Figure 4 shows that I did break out the big soldering Iron. A 30 watt pencil type will do nothing but piss you off and cause the whole project to take longer. And you will not get a good solder joint.

Figure 6 show where I spliced into the bikes system at the connector's input. Effectively causing a by pass should the tiny little contacts burn through. Which now, they should not since there is an easy path fro the current to pass.

Figure 7 shows where the lug goes to tap the power from the battery.

Figure 8 shows I have put a round or two of tape as an added precaution to prevent the fuse from coming out of holder. And for you 99 owner's, notice the re-routing of the wiring harness. Compare to figure one and you will see that in factory form, it just dangles to the outside of the relay and computer. The 2001 models are already tucked nicely against the frame tubes. 

Perhaps the area's I found rubbed places on the harness have developed into a problem which caused the change on the 2001 models.

Good luck, and you can now feel comfortable leaving the walking shoes at home.

Paul

 

Copyright 2001 by Kathy Edens Distributing. All rights reserved.Revised: 18 Nov 2001 12:34:32 -0500 .

    Paul and Kathy Edens Mig Numbers 1542 & 1583 LC1500 &  Lowered LC1500  cyclenuts@arcycle.com

Copyright 2001 by Kathy Edens Distributing. All rights reserved.Revised: 18 Nov 2001 12:34:32 -0500 .

    Paul and Kathy Edens Mig Numbers 1542 & 1583 LC1500 &  Lowered LC1500  cyclenuts@arcycle.com