How do I get better access to the wiring harness that's between the radiator and headers? I need to disconnect the ignition switch from the wiring harness.
Hey guys, first post here. Hoping I can get some advice on how to disconnect my ignition switch from the wiring harness that's between the radiator and headers. Using THIS
post as a guide I was able to remove the ignition switch from the upper triple clamp, without removing the upper triple itself. The security bolts holding the ignition to the triple had previously been replaced with regular hex hardware. Now my issue is gaining access to the wiring hardness that's between the radiator and headers. I need to actually disconnect the switch, and I can't because I don't have space to work.
I've removed the tank, airbox, and some of the smog equipment to make some room. There's a black plate bolted to the head of the motor. It seems like if you remove this plate you would have room to work on the wiring harness. However, it appears that you need to disconnect the throttle cables / remove the carbs to gain enough clearance to remove the plate. I could be wrong, but I've never had to disassemble an entire bike to gain access to one connector. I tried referencing the Kawi service manual without any luck. Does anyone have any advice for me? Should I try dropping the radiator to make room?
I need to pull the ignition to troubleshoot the infamous Grey Wire issue. I backprobed the grey wire with the key in the on position and only saw 5.8 - 5.9 volts to the grey wire before trying to crank the motor. After the I tried to crank the motor the headlights would kick on. Afterwards I would only see 5.2V across the grey wire. I was going to attempt soldering a new 100 ohm (is that the proper resistance?) and cleaning the connections before I bought a new ignition off ebay.
I've attached some pictures to help detail my issue. If there are any 7r experts out there with any advice, I'd greatly appreciate it.
If you are unable to see the images, here's an Imgur link to an album: http://imgur.com/a/Cl2bf