Do i have to have the gray wire from the start/stop switch tied into the white and black wire to utilize a starter button?
Well, I'm not sure about the colors because you didn't tell me what year model bike you're working on. But, in the earlier models, up to 1999, the power for the start switch came directly off the "Run/Stop" switch. This is designed to keep you from running your battery down because the run/stop switch is in the "stop" position. If you run/stop switch is in the stop position, the starter doesn't have any "fire" to it and it won't turn the engine thereby telling you that you have something wrong. The old Shovelheads had a "Run/ Stop" switch in 1973, when it was in the "stop" position, I saw many batteries run completely down trying to start the bike. Harley rewired the switch so that the "Run/ Stop" switch had to be in the "Run" position in order to get the starter to work.
Apr 12, 2011 |
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