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Major Electrical spark and Difficulty Starting

I was trying to find the headlight wires on my bike because the guy put on an aftermarket fairing and I'm putting the original back. Well I had the guages and speedometer disconnected. All of a sudden one of the connections hit a protruding piece of metal and i heard a couple clicks, a little smoke, and now I cannot even turn the bike on or get any electrical components working.

The connection was a 3 wire conection and I have the wiring diagram here to let you guys know where all the wires go to. Hopefully someone can help me figure out what I need to do to get it working again:

3 wires:
w/g, r, b

w/g comes from the cancelling unit and when it plugged in it went to the speedometer sensor

red comes from a variety of places like the Main Switch, audio terminal, regulator, and fuse holder and goes to the clock

black goes almost everywhere as you know to even the ignitor unit which goes to both speedo sensor and clock.

however, it did hit the end that goes everywhere rather than the end that goes to the guages.

What would I have to do to fix this, hopefully not replace everything i mentioned, rather just a few wires.


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Old 08-09-2005, 03:57 PM
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Doc here,

If it's the same on a bike...the red wire should have a fuse link on it..(that which smoked) OR at or near the positive cable on the battery...look for that for an open..usually 1 heavy wire in, 3 smaller one's (or more) out..or a Fuse on the Batt line..Also you could have shorted out a rectifier (for that refer to the Bike manual)

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