so ive been building a hardtail sporty for the past year and im about at the end of my rope. I got a hardtail from ledsled and have got all my parts welded and put into place, oil tank, battery box, etc. now this is where i get stumped. i got this bike as a basketcase and the motor had all the electrical stripped off it when i got it. so i bought a regulator rectifer, ignition coil, and ignition controll module (was told i would need one) I found a wiring harness off a wrecked bike that was the same year. and i just cant connect the dots, ive got a manual and have the stock wiring diagram but it might as well be brail to me. like i said im at the end of my rope as far as knowledge and experience goes. as time goes by and the weather gets better im debating taking to a shop to get it wired but im fairly certain im gonna get raped on the price. anybody been in a similar situation or have any helpful info on how to wire this bitch?
Keep it simple. Depending on your state requirements its a bob/chop. In my state (indiana) all you need is a headlight, tail light, and a license plate light. They apparently passed a law that all bikes 1956 or older have to have rear turn signals. I said fuck turn signals. But keep it simple. Wire your headlight hard so it stays on all the time if you have to. You dont need anything fancy unless you want all of that. And if you can save some money from a wiring job at a shop is good, cus electrical can get pricey.
It's not too bad, just take your time. Not sure exactly what year you got there, but it looks like this diagram will work for you. T his is about as simple as it gets for a sporty. The main differences you may encounter will probably have to do with your ignition module. Depending on what type it is, it may not have the same wiring. Billdozer also did a pretty detailed writeup on sporty wiring if you use the search function.
Dude, you can do this. It sounds like you have everything you need (except patience), you just need to figure out which dots you want to connect. Take your time, follow the diagram from your battery, towards the ignition, to the starter, onto coils, etc. If you have an ignition module and a stock wiring harness for your year model, you should be able to use the factory Deutsch (sp?) connectors to plug up the necessary items and follow the color wires listed in the manual. Then you can eliminate the excess. Basically use the diagram provided above and scratch out everything else from your stock manual diagram.
Post pictures as you go along and get stumped and people here will help you. Just take your time. Also, do use the search function and read through some of the other threads and you will find a lot of useful information and photos to draw knowledge from.
awesome thanks for the info, this diagram looks much easier to follow. Im starting to think i can handle this. the bike is a 93, the title is branded, guys i bought it from were kinda sketchy and couldnt give me a lot of info on it but what ive gathered is that it was an 883 that at some point someone did a 1200 conversion using buell cyclone cyclinders, guys at my local HD dealership said this was somewhat common for that era. anyway like i said all the electrical was striped and basicly all i got was the frame and motor and have been buying parts ever since. i will post some more pictures so you guys can see everything. one question, fuses? the stock harness i dont think has fuses and im wondering what type i need and when i need them. thanks for all the help guys, i just needed some some direction on where to start, but i think i have a pretty good idea now.
You can run fuses if you want, but most people run breakers. You need a 30amp and two 15 amp breakers for that simple setup. Just take your time and follow the diagram. It's easier than you think. Good luck.