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Old 28th January 2012
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... The one that is acting up is the 15 Amp IGN.
  1. Red wire from battery +ve to MAIN circuit breaker
  2. Red wire from MAIN to ignition key switch B terminal
  3. White wire from ignition key switch IG terminal to IGN circuit breaker
  4. Gray wire from IGN to RUN/STOP button
  5. White from RUN/STOP to START buton
  6. Black from START to starter relay
Does the starter relay click along with IGN when you push the button? If not that may limit the problem to this much of the circuit, otherwise it may be among the relay, solenoid and starter motor.
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Congrats on the new HD, we like pics!
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You can download a fileshare PDF workshop manual from here while you wait for the hardcopy to arrive:
http://www.mediafire.com/toxic-garage#t2u31ju2ucq7e

They have a workshop manual listed, and a wiring diagram, but not sure what year the wiring diagram is.

But buy the hardcopy as well, it is much more usefull in the garage. And the parts catalog is worth its weight in gold. Shows much better how everythign fits together.
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Thanks Hopper, I'll get on that parts catalog next.
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Here's a pic of when I brought my beater home. She's going to look way different when I'm done.

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Green bikes are bad luck as far as the old saying goes.Looks good to me hope it turns out to be a good machine.
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Won't be green for long.... it will be black by summer.
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Won't be green for long.... it will be black by summer.


Good choice. Everyone knows that black motorcycles are WAY faster.
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She is finally turning over.... next stop reassembly!
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good luck with that. the '85xlx is a classic piece. good to have another on the road!
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