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andrewc
05-06-2014, 7:21 PM
im building an evo sportster chop, and am making my own wiring from scratch. i am a bit stumped on the starters solenoid wiring, as i didnt pull apart the original harness to trace where the wires went. i am using a key switch with momentary start (like a car). the back of the switch is laid out like this.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/keyswitchback.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/keyswitchback.jpg.html)
i have made a drawing with different color wires routing to what may or may not be correct.

THE COLORS OF THE WIRES ON THE DIAGRAM DONT REPRESENT ACTUAL WIRE COLORS ON BIKE!

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/clarkeac13/sportsterstarterwiring.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/clarkeac13/media/sportsterstarterwiring.jpg.html)
does this seem correct? im a bit stumped as to where the second "heavy" gauge (yellow in drawing) wire on the starters "hot" terminal goes to. if this is not correct, can anyone tell me where each wire goes to? i assume the little green one with its own connector (on bottom of drawing) goes to the "starter" spade on the back of the key switch, im just not sure as to where the "yellow" wire goes. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks!

7and7is
05-07-2014, 7:28 PM
Not a wiring guru, the way I see it, the red wire is "hot" (Positive) all the time, why would you send another "hot" (Yellow) to the same location? if you go in the opposite direction you are sending the "hot" back to the battery's "hot", to me, you could loose the yellow from the solenoid to the starter and you should be there, or viseversa you could loose the yellow from the battery, I just don't see why you need two hot wires going to the solenoid (1 from the battery and 1 from the starter going to the same terminal, 12 volts is 12 volts weather it is coming from the battery or from the starter) I could be wrong.

andrewc
05-07-2014, 8:49 PM
yeah, after looking at it more, i think your right. i guess the switch will get power from the battery, and i wont need the second wire from the starters "hot" terminal to the key switch. :banghead:

Crabman
07-30-2014, 12:12 PM
Did you ever get this finished? Im looking at doing the same thing.

mebemikeyc
07-20-2015, 6:18 AM
Little off topic, but do you know what that wire behind the starter is? It goes to a triangular-shaped plug. I'm doing a rewire too, and that one's got me stumped.

jaycagney
07-20-2015, 7:59 AM
if you are talking about the one in the picture that is held in with the allen key bolt, I believe that's for the speedo or tach or something.

KeyserSoze01
07-20-2015, 3:34 PM
Little off topic, but do you know what that wire behind the starter is? It goes to a triangular-shaped plug. I'm doing a rewire too, and that one's got me stumped.

The one with the Allen key is for the Speedo.

KeyserSoze01
07-20-2015, 3:49 PM
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Looks like the charge system and ignition switch from the diagram.

TurnerR
07-23-2015, 1:39 AM
I just wired my bike the other day using that switch and a simple wiring setup. I'll draw up what I did. It's extremely simple once you are in there and its all apart. It intimidated me at first, but my bike fired right up.

Edit: Didn't read that this was old.....

mebemikeyc
07-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Awesome, thanks!!! Not running a speedo, but too nervous to cut it out... Just gonna tuck it out of the way, I guess