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Harley Davidson 1990 Softail,electrical problem

I have serviced my starter motor and now I have fixed it back on the bike.I had removed the oil tank to allow for easy access to get at the starter motor.The oil tank had what looks like a circuit breaker fixed underneath .I did not bother to label any wires as I thought one black and red to the copper stud and the other plain stud had two brown wires.I accidentally attached the black wire which came from the regulator to the copper stud.when ignition was switched on the neutral,oil,and headlights started to glow bright then dim and kept making a click noise intermittently.Then smoke appeared up in the starter switch housing on right hand side of handlebars.Since then I have been trying to track down the correct wiring plan.CAN YOU HELP,,PPPLLLLEEASE

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    when starting bike it gos click click then starts up



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