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Old 16th May 2008
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Hello & thanks for the help with this project. This my first build/rebuild. I am chopping my 96 that was originally an 883 & now has the 1200 kit on & proved. I am bobbing & chopping the bike & want to eliminate the speedo & all turn signals. What needs to be done with the wire ends that were connected to these components? Can they just be terminated & isolated or do they need a special connection to complete any circuits? I will be posting before, during & after pics when & get them assembled. Almost all the parts needed are in the garage & disasembly & rebuilding has started...Thanks again, Rotten
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This is me on the 96 Sporty as it was for many years. "The before pic". I will post as I go along with the project. It will be a very different look to a great ride. Thanks for your support...Ride safe, Rotten
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I'm not a expert or anything but if it was me I would just cut the wires. maybe put some tape or shrink wrap round the ends.
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Yes, you can just cut them and make sure they don't short to
anything else.

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If you get a factory manual you can Isolate and remove all the unnecesary wiring... but if you follow this diagram all you need to do is buy an ignition set up... built this harness in about 2 hours with a NAPA automotive style switch..

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Thanks, I am using the existing harness. Your info helps.
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if you end up snipping off the amp multi pin connector for the speedo and trouble lights I could use it.....
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hey Narley, I will let you know!
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Caution...if there is more than 1 wire on a terminal, they must be connected together then tape or heat shrink the connection.
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if you have the headlight bucket (eyebrow mount) There are connectors for that stuff. You can just unclip them in the bucket.

or you can follow the leads back to the originating spot on the harness, clip the wire and use some liquid electrical tape or plastic dip on the end.
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