Well, I dunno! No reason, other than I'm surprised that everything on the bike but the starter circuit would be running off that one small wire - all the power draw, and the charging. Don't the electrons bump into each other as they cross?As I look at the diagram, yet again, I see now that indeed there is only one wire feeding the whole system, and that's gotta be it. It shows all the fuses "before" the ignition switch, but they're there.Seems like this must be the answer - took awhile, huh? I know it's a lot of dope slaps, but think of the exercise you guys have been getting!
I'd wondered about that diagram's fuses - the main lead from the battery goes through a 20a fuse, and the rectifier lead branches off that and through another 20a fuse. If you have a problem in your charging circuit, which fuse is going to blow?As for the diagram in general, this is what they're selling. One of these winters, when I'm truly and properly bored, I'll probably do a real wire-for-wire diagram, just for fun. And by the time it's done, I'll be so familiar with the wiring that I won't every have to look at it again...
" The two small pink spade connectors are the leads (small blue and small white wire) which activate the solenoid through the handlebar starter switch."Matt. Does it matter which side the blue or white wires connect to?
There are no polarity indications on the solenoid, and I don't remember trying to sort out which starter switch wire was which, so I'm going to say it doesn't matter. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will chime in quick!