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I"m looking for a wirimg diagram for a custom aplication for a 1997 softail motor w/ electronic points placed into a ridgid frame useing a dyna coil.

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The wiring for the ignition system is determined by the ignition unit that was used in the build of the bike. Remove the timer cover plate on the "nosecone" cover on the right side of the engine. The ignition unit is sometimes in that compartment. Let me know what is in there, i.e. Crane HI-4, and I'll either send you a wiring diagram or refer you to a website where you can get the wiring for it.

As for anything else to do with the wiring, all I have are a few "stock" wiring diagrams. If you bike is a custom build, the wiring is probably "custom" as well. I've seen custom build bikes with simple 8 wire wiring harnesses and then others have a full wiring harness for all sorts of gadgets on them. So, as far as a diagram is concerned, I'm pretty sure you're on you own on that. The builder should have made a diagram when he built the bike.

Find out what brand and model ignition unit your bike has and repost to me. We'll see if we can't get you going.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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