Headlight Ground x2?


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Krussty76
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Headlight Ground x2?

Postby Krussty76 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:50 pm



Just a quick question while putting my 76 back together.

I noticed that there are two headlight green wires. One in the clip of 3 wires and another that looks to click somewhere on the bottom of the headlight according to the diagram? Only problem is I don't physically see a spot for a wire on my headlight (aside from the group of 3). So right now I have an extra green that I can't find a home for.

Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Pun intended.

Thanks!



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redbug
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Re: Headlight Ground x2?

Postby redbug » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:02 pm

That is a ground that would go into the headlight bucket if you had a standard. Now it is a extra.
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Krussty76
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Re: Headlight Ground x2?

Postby Krussty76 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:03 pm

Alright, so forgettaboutit? Or is this an important ground?

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Re: Headlight Ground x2?

Postby redbug » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:14 pm

If it is the short one. Everything works on mine and I have the extra wire also. Let me go find a wiring diagram ,might be one on here so to be sure I didn't steer you wrong.
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Re: Headlight Ground x2?

Postby Krussty76 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:16 pm

I got the short one going into the headlight. The long one is the open one at the moment.

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Re: Headlight Ground x2?

Postby redbug » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:30 pm

Yes it is a ground and yes I my self would ground it even though the same green wire is grounded elsewhere on the bike. I was thinking 1100 when I saw this. Had to regroup. some of the 1000 drivers might chime in and have other thoughts. Hope that helps. And yes there is a schematic on here in the 1000 section In color you can take a look also.
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Re: Headlight Ground x2?

Postby spiralout » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:53 pm

My 1000 is in a buddy's shop now for storage or I'd go look but the diagram shows that other green as a frame ground.




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