I was replacing the ignition on my rebel 250 95 or 96 and the new ignition had an extra and different colored wire. One black with white stripe, one red, two green and on solid black. The bike has two reds one with a black stripe one green and one black with a white stripe. I was trying to figure out how to wire it up and I eventually think I figured it out and when I was holding the wires together by hand when I was trying to figure it out the head light came on and I could try to start it and it confused me but then I let it go and there was a spark and now there is no head light and now running starter when I hold those same wires together, I think I have the ignition wired correctly but I have no power to th head light or starter when I push the momentary switch. I checked the fuses and they are intact at least the three that I found next to the battery and the battery has a charge and the grounding connection is good but I donít know what could be wrong at this point to check as it was working normally before the spark in the wires coming from the bike and then nothing. This is really my first time doing anything with electrical trouble shooting as Iíve only soldered a few things so I donít know what else there is tho check.
I looked at the thread and that would have been good to have had before I started messing with the wires but now the lack of power to the system still prevails even after I put the old ignition back on it wouldnt turn on or power up thank you for looking into it though 🙂
i did check the battery and i figured out what was wrong. it was the main fuse on the other side of the battery that wasnt with the others so i didn't know it was there. thank for your guy's suggestions though!