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MAINTENENCE--ELECTRICAL
does not operate as
it
should or
if it
makes noise,
dis-
assemble
the starter clutch (Pg. 80), examine each part
visually, and replace
any worn or damaged parts.
A.
Starter Clutch Gear
MAIN SWITCH
The main
switch
is
connected in
series with the
igni-
tion switch
.
This
switch
works as
an
anti-theft device
.
Namely, when
the ignition switch is turned
off, the
ignition
circu!t
is cut
off and the engine
cannot
be
started even
if
the
ignition
switch
is
turned on
.
This
provides added safety when the motorcycle is parked
.
Testing the switch
-
Unlock
the
seat,
and
swing
it open
.
-
Remove
the screws (2) and flat washers (2), and
re-
move
the
tool
tray.
-
Remove
the
leads
from the battery
-
terminal and then
the
leads from
the battery
+
terminal.
-
Remove the
screws (2), remove the
battery holding
plate, and pull out the
battery.
A. Bolts
C.
Screws
B.
Cover
D. Holding Plate
-
Remove
the
bolts
(2), and remove
the
cover.
-
Disconnect the leads (4) from the main switch, and
check the switch connections. Use an ohmmeter to
see that only the connections shown
in
the table have
continuity (zero ohms)
.
If the switch has an open or
a short, replace the switch.
A.
Main Switch
Table K14
Main Switch
Connections
Lead Color
White/Black Orange/Green White Red
c:
Open
0
-
--
'';:;
'"
Off
0
0..
On
>-
Q.l
Park
::.!
IGNITION SWITCH
The
ignition switch
works
in
combined with
the
main
switch
.
The
engine can
be started only when the main
switch is
either on or
in
the park position, and then the
ignition
switch
is turned
on
.
Testing the switch
Table K15
shows the internal
connections of the
igni-
tion
switch
for
each switch position
.
To
check
the
switch, remove
the headlight unit,
and
disconnect the
6-pin
connector from
the
ignition
switch
in
the headlight
housing. Use an ohmmeter to
verify
that all the connec-
tions listed
in
the table
are
making contact
(zero
ohms
between those wires)
;
and
that no other wires are
connected.
I f there are any opens or shorts
in
the switch,
replace it
with a new
one.
A. Ignition Switch 6-pin Connector
248

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