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04-09-2017, 8:14 AM
83 vt500 thats been a project for a while. Had her out the other day, 2 way ignition switch fell to pieces, caused a short, burnt up original solenoid.
New switch and 2 post solenoid from local parts house.
Shes riding now but it seems when i run the 2 red and white wires from the regulator to a 12v source the bike loses power. As soon as the wire touches, idle drops.
Why is it doing this here and where should it go. It went to the plugin on the original solenoid, and its not a ground and i cant see running it with the signal wire that engages solenoid.
Its a chopped wiring harness running on bare minimum.

the bike in question