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Re: Main fuse/Positive ground problems

Postby Supercat » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:47 pm

Thanks L.A.B. and Ashman - great link on the ignition switch, and sound advice on the wiring in general. I'd love to do the wiring myself from scratch. That would certainly force me to learn something about electricity, and by the end of it I should know everything there is to know about that aspect of the bike. Would you recommend doing this over buying a new harness? And if so, where is the best place to get wiring? Can I just get it anywhere, or should I order from one of the companies that supplied Norton parts? I believe L.A.B. supplied me with a good link for connectors. And what are the main tools I should be looking to get to do a proper wiring job? Wire cutters/strippers I'm guessing. I've got a multimeter and a test light, but that's about it at the moment.

I'm traveling now and will be away for the next few weeks, so I've got the machine put away in my shed until I get back. It's a decent work space, though it isn't heated, and it gets mighty cold in the winter here. I'm in a city at the moment and can buy tools etc. here.

Thanks again for all the help fellas. I really appreciate it.


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Re: Main fuse/Positive ground problems

Postby batrider » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:38 pm

Buy a new Norton harness. The next guy who buys your bike will appreciate it.
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Re: Main fuse/Positive ground problems

Postby Mr. Rick » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:21 am

Buy a new Norton harness. The next guy who buys your bike will appreciate it.

Agreed 100%. And get a headlamp harness, if not included. Also dump those old rubber connectors. Brittle rubbish.
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