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Old 08-14-2015, 02:58 AM   #1
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I'm not talking just the handlebars, I mean the whole thing. I've modded my bike, cheaply, to the point that I am going to the next step. I don't have a bunch if pics, but I'll post some tomorrow as I finish it up. So far I've cut the entire wiring harness open to reveal all of the cables. First thing was to find out which wires need to be ran and which don't: the green grounding wires don't. There is a main grounding point near the neck that has four wires tapped into it, three of those wires run from the rear to the front of the bike = new grounding screw under the seat. Second was to drill the holes, I hit it with two, 1/2" bits side-by-side just behind the neck where the spine is tapered. If you make the hole longer then the wires will lie flatter against the frame and won't poke out of your neck fairing (?) thingy. This will also let you toss in a 1.25" rubber grommet to protect your wires. Two ways of doing that: run all the wires through the grommet or run the wires first, then cut the grommet to slide onto the loom and then smoosh it into the hole. I chose the second option. The next thing was to drill an exit hole. I'm eventually going to go with a fake oil tank, so I drilled a 1" hole centered under the seat mount inside the reinforced box at the curve of the spine. I used a camelback hose cleaner to thread the spine and off we go! I soldered a 12" extension onto all the wires to make sure I had room to slide and stuff at the end of the job. The handlebars will be done, as well. I'll throw pictures into that vomit of text tomorrow.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:46 AM   #2
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A moment of weakness, but it's going like a champ! It took me all weekend that last post but I've since cleaned it up a bit. I used speaker wire to stretch out the wiring for most of the bike but used good copper core for the important connections (headlight, kill switch, constant powers). I took the time last week to dump all the fuses and most of the relays into a can and tuck it up under the seat. Pics coming soon!
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Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:30 PM   #4
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:37 AM   #6
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Do you know anything about wiring up an aftermarket speedometer? My wiring harness was chopped? And I want to splice the wires together but have no clue what words mean what. It's a 2002 Honda shadow ace 750
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:54 PM   #7
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I'm sure the wiring diagram is out there. Try searching for it on the forum or ask mcvierh, goldeneagle, or one of the other gurus on here. If I find one I'll post it.
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