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2nd April 2005, 03:02
hi i just started on this forum today and i tought it was really cool. i just got my motorcycle licence about a month ago(have been riding for a long time though hehe). i am running a rigid 74 sportster (KICKSTART ONLY). my dad said if i could sart it it was mine(backround:it was my dads first bike. i am only 132lbs and it is a 12to1 compression bike.) anyway to make a long story short i kicked for about and hour and a half and finnaly started it. but now i have some questions.
currently running magnito. i have no battery and i have problems finding a simple wiring diagram.
(sorry about all the junk i think this is cool and had to tell alittle of my situation. bye the way i am 17 if anyone was wondering
2nd April 2005, 03:20
what are ya lookin for as far as wiring ?
mag bikes are simple to wire as ya only need wire to the lights and switches
2nd April 2005, 03:27
well just a simple wiring.(haha that helps so much)
ok there is nothing left stock on my bike and it has been sitting dormant for ten years. i am trying to rewire the bake lights and head lights. i got the tail lights working but dont know how to get the head lights conected in without useing a big ugly junction thing (i am not very good with all the termonology)
2nd April 2005, 03:40
try this one , see if it helps ya
just don't run a wire for the battery , coil or points
2nd April 2005, 03:46
Here's another schematic
2nd April 2005, 03:49
thanks hardly , thats the one I was looking for
seen it in an old eazyrider many years ago drawn by the late great "ASP" or hal robinson as some people called him
2nd April 2005, 03:52
thanks a bunch
but i am not exactly sure what i am looking for at the moment my pops is asleep and he is teaching me all this stuff so i dont know exactly what i am talking about all the time so bare with me
2nd April 2005, 03:53
ER 'Tech Tips & Tricks' Vol#1
I believe its still available, tho my copy has seen some good use. Still use these ER Series. Lots of good backyard info that works!!
This shot is the Kickstart Sportster or 74 w/Magneto set-up with Bosch Regulator and Two Brush Generator, No Battery.
2nd April 2005, 03:58
You may be only 17 but you are a man! Welcome to another ironman. All the best with your very cool ride.
2nd April 2005, 04:00
these two diagrams are as basic as you can get. nothing more than you need to run a barebones chopper down the street
make sure all your connections are soldered (not crimped) and you sould have years of fun with out alot of headaches, also any wires that run though the frame or any holes sould have some form of protection so they don't chaff off the insolation (rubber gromitts work good here) and color code all your wires to make it easy on yourself
2nd April 2005, 04:06
haha i dont know about that mick but i try.
i strated my bike for the second time today it was so awsome and when 50 miles i got up to 65 for the first time. i love it
that fealin is sooo awsome.
2nd April 2005, 04:12
and it only gets better as time goes by , the grin will never leave your face
be sure to take some sort of drivers safty course in the near future
2nd April 2005, 04:14
a drivers safety class in arizona
i have looked and looked but have not found any sort of drivers ed. within 50 miles af were i live
2nd April 2005, 04:18
well lets start a new thread asking anyone in arizona if they know of one
2nd April 2005, 04:18
Lets see a couple pics of the bike!!
2nd April 2005, 04:20
ok let it will take me a while tho cus me cam is dumb
2nd April 2005, 15:07
ok thanks for those diagrams.
but i was looking at the second one the blue one and i dont have alot of the stuff on there. i have what i call a "magic box" i dont knw the reall name i would have to find the old box for it and look. but it is a solid state "magic box" that has 3 wires sticking out of it. a red a black and a green the red and green connect to the generator and the black(the hot wire) goes to the brake switch.
when the generator goes round it sends power to the solid state "magic box" and the magic bow send 12 volt power out of the black wire. so we need to connect the headlights to the black wire also. like bye way of a junction box or somthing and we were just wondering it you had any clean way of doing it or if any of you are in the same boat.
i looked at the box "magic box"=voltage regulator
3rd April 2005, 12:04
Hey Sporty,I run the same type of setup on my 66.I put a junction under the seat and wired it with the hot out of the magic box.From the junction I ran a wire to the brake light switch and horn switch and directly to each light.We have to run lights on and with no battery it doesn't make much sense to me to run a switch for the lights.Nice and simple and easy to make it look clean.Good luck,Ron
3rd April 2005, 16:08
Arizona MSF course locations (http://www.msf-usa.org/index_new.cfm?spl=1&action=display_all&content=0DDA24DA-A0CC-53D5-64B11842065D9F5E&pagename=RiderCourse%20Info&state=Arizona)
5th April 2005, 01:07
would you believe there isnt a listing on there for Oregon??? no wonder i ride like a maniac :shhhh
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