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MAINTENENCE--ELECTRICAL
Table K15
Ignition Switch Connections
Lead
Color
White
Brown
Blue Red Orange
Orange/Green
t:
Off
.g
'
'';
On
0
-
-
Q..
Park
>-
CI)
Loc
k
::.::
NEUTRAL
SWITCH
A
neutral indicator light is provided so that the rider
can readily determine whether or not the transmission
is in neutral. The neutral switch, installed in the exter-
nal shift mechanism cover, consists of a spring loaded
pin which contacts a projection on the shift drum pin
holder when the transmission is in neutral. This com-
pletes the neutral indicator light
circuit,
which turns on
the neutral indicator
light.
Switch inspection
eTurn on the main switch and ignition switch. Watching
the indicator light, shift the transmission into neutral
and then shift the transmission into other positions.
If the neutral indicator light goes on in
neutral
position
and the light does not go on in other positions, the
neutral switch is good.
e
lf the neutral indicator light does not go on in the
neutral position or if it does go on in other positions,
disconnect the neutral switch light green lead.
eTo check for the voltage, first turn the meter to
20V
DC, connect the
+
meter lead to the switch lead, and
connect the
-
meter lead to chassis
ground.
eTurn the ignition switch
on,
and see if the meter reads
battery voltage. If the meter does not indicate battery
voltage, the trouble is either defective wiring or a
burned-out indicator bulb.
If the voltmeter reads
battery voltage, then the neutral switch may be defec-
tive.
A.
Switch Lead
eTo check the neutral switch, first remove the switch
from the external shift mechanism
cover,
turn the
meter to the x 1
n
range, and measure the resistance
between the switch terminal and the spring loaded pin.
If the resistance is not close to zero
ohms,
the switch
is defective, and must be replaced.
A.
Switch Terminal
B. Spring Loaded Pin
e
lf the resistance is close to zero ohms, measure the
resistance between the switch terminal or spring loaded
pin and the switch body. If there is any meter reading,
the neutral switch is defective and must be replaced.
HEAD
LI
GHT
Headlight Ci
rcuit
and Reserve Lighting System
Fig.
K53
and Fig.
K54
are US, Canadian and Euro-
pean model wiring diagrams of the headlight circuit.
The US and Canadian models of this motorcycle
contain a reserve lighting system in the headlight circuit.
This system is a safety device that keeps the headlight
on if one of the filaments burns out.
If either the high or low beam burns out, the reserve
lighting system switches over to the remaining filament
automatically, and lights the white headlight fai lure
indicator light to show that the headlight bulb must be
replaced. If the high beam filament burns out, the low
beam is automatically turned on; if low beam burns
out,
the high beam is turned on but more dimly than normal-
ly.
NOTE:
Current is always flowing slightly in the head-
light failure indicator light when the main switch and
ignition switch are "ON" position. So you may notice
the indicator light glimmers unless the headlight fila-
ments burn
out.
In the US and Canadian model, there is no headlight
switch, and when the main switch and ignition switch is
turned on, the headlight circuit is completed, turning on
the
headlight,
tail light, running position lights, and
meter lights.
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