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1969 BSA B44 rewiring #734683
05/10/18 1:08 am
05/10/18 1:08 am
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Springdale, UT, USA
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Bill Weyher Offline OP
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I am jumping in with my first post to this forum. I have a '69 B44 Victor that I am rewiring with a new harness. The old harness was trashed and unusable. The harness I have is set up for an ammeter in the headlight. My bike did not have one. Here is my problem I have both a brown blue wire and a brown white wire which should connect to either side of the ammeter. With out the ammeter I figured that I could just connect the brown blue to the brown white and make them common. When I do this the fuse blows. If I connect a load between the two (tail light bulb) the fuse does not blow and all the lights and horn to work as they should. Brown blue connected to is (-) battery terminal, horn and light switch, brown white connected to ignition switch, zener diode, and middle terminal of the rectifier. What am I missing? I want to hook it up without the ammeter or an artificial load.

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Re: 1969 BSA B44 rewiring [Re: Bill Weyher] #734716
05/10/18 10:28 am
05/10/18 10:28 am
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You have a B44 Shooting Star harness which came with ammeter, there are other differences too mainly to do with the lighting switches. Connecting the 2 ammeter feed wires and with insulation should work so there is something else at play causing the short.

Here is the 69/70 Shooting Star Wiring, if you track down the 69/70 Victor wiring then you can try and see where the other issue is.

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