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Now im not riding ,im doing rear wiring issues,everything is falling apart and im disgusted.
Ok, you are at "that point". It's just frustration and we all find that point once the bike becomes a "project". Just remember that once you dial all these issues in and make them better than just right, you will have a good solid ride that you don't need to mess with every day just to ride down the block. Every thing you fix properly is another step in the right direction. Do those connections right and they won't be falling apart for years to come. I like to solder and shrink wrap. Others say crimp connectors are just as good (if you use them, make sure they are crimped solid before you move to the next one. The biggest problems I have seen on bikes is that someone used crimp connectors, and the wire is loose inside it, many times they have fallen out. That's operator error.)

The bonus is that you become really connected to the bike mechanically. Getting into places and troubleshooting things is always easier the next time it comes around.
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You are correct its became a project. We work very hard trying to un derstand this thing.We do solder connections.Our frustration is the eletrical designs is far from the old bikes we grew up with.It seem pointless .I try to keep everything K.I.S.S..Guess the bike will get sat beside the garage stove this winter..
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You are correct its became a project. We work very hard trying to un derstand this thing.We do solder connections.Our frustration is the eletrical designs is far from the old bikes we grew up with.It seem pointless .I try to keep everything K.I.S.S..Guess the bike will get sat beside the garage stove this winter..
That makes for a great winter. Back in NH 1973 I stripped my dual purpose bike down to the frame and rebuilt the engine, did a little porting to it, did swing arm bushings, rebuilt the forks (finding an issue that the last guy in there created), backported the piston and added a reed valve. I only had a shed, so most of the work was done on the kitchen table and the porch. It was a great winter.

Next summer you will be riding an extension of yourself.
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That makes for a great winter. Back in NH 1973 I stripped my dual purpose bike down to the frame and rebuilt the engine, did a little porting to it, did swing arm bushings, rebuilt the forks (finding an issue that the last guy in there created), backported the piston and added a reed valve. I only had a shed, so most of the work was done on the kitchen table and the porch. It was a great winter.

Next summer you will be riding an extension of yourself.
Tore out all wiring ,putting in a basic system with out nanny BS,got bigger new gas tank,off road pegs/spring seat and solid strutts .Looking nothing like bike i bought.I never was much for staying on trails ,i made my own.
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