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post #11 of 16 Old 10-17-2019, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a few manuals now. flitecontrol did me a major solid and sent me one via email.

In the process of waiting for the flywheel bolt and replacement seal, my rear turn signals arrived. Before I connected the new rears, the left front would turn on. After I added the new lights, both left signals don't turn on but instead I hear somewhat of a repetitive clicking/buzzing noise coming from the middle of the bike. SK, you mentioned a possible grounding issue?

Back right turns on with no issue and I have not replaced the bulb on the front right.

In all cases, the lights stay on and don't blink. I found a post about that issue as well. I'll be looking more into that thread for more info.

Bottom line, electrical stuff scares the **** out of me. It is so easy to screw something up and you can cause some serious damage if not done correctly. Do you guys have any advice less than taking it to a shop and having them do it?
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-17-2019, 09:10 AM
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Start by making sure all the bulbs are good, which you can do by connecting to a battery. If one bulb on a side is out, the indicator light will come on but not flash. Next, use a multimeter to ensure the socket is getting current. With the color coded wires in the wiring harness, getting the connections wrong should never happen.

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post #13 of 16 Old 10-19-2019, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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The PO who I bought this bike off definitely replaced the ignition. This junction box is a complete mess.

- Harness missing male end
- Two unconnected green wires coming from the new ignition
- One unconnected green wire from the speedometer
- One unconnected green wire from the front right turn signal (explains why it's not working)

Best part, I unwrapped the electrical tape on one connection from the ignition and he didn't even solder it. Tried looking at wiring diagram but the few I looked at don't have the same color wires.

Advice?
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-19-2019, 05:05 AM
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I would recommend replacing the wiring harness. It would save you a lot of headaches. Before pulling the old one, take pics of how it is routed so you know how to do the new one.

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post #15 of 16 Old 10-19-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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wiring comes fairly easy to me.. sometimes..
if buzzing comes from left side behind helmet lock, that's the turn signal relay..
it has a cozy rubber mount that attaches it to the frame.

been ages since I removed my ignition switch..
plastic base is cracked/repaired with JB weld so I avoid fussing with switch while it works
as I remember the switch wires don't all match color with harness..

I'm assuming you are working with a New ignition that has 6 wires trailing out of it..
If the PO tried installing a 4 wire switch common to 2nd gen Rebel there is a simple solution..

pin out of 85-87 ign switch and harness circuit color
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post #16 of 16 Old 10-26-2019, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Finally had a chance to get tools and get her opened up. I made sure to be careful when pulling the flywheel. Interestingly, it was easier to come out than expected. I came to the conclusion that someone may had replaced the seal recently.

A few issues that I found once I got her down to the seal. The one who repaired it added a sealant or something else to the seal. Should I be concerned? It seems to wipe away fairly easily.

The gear behind the flywheel showed an abnormal indentation from what I can only assume is a previous seal. Pictures attached. Should I look into replacing this gear or is it still functional?

Thanks again for all the help!
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