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5 Pole switch

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Post by nan00k » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:21 pm

Trying to keep every thing straight forward with the wiring , stop, tail light and headlight dip main. I'm living with the existing wiring where it seems to make sense. Has a 12v Cycle Electric generator fitted and I am using 25A fuses which keep blowing after the motor starts and runs for several seconds, disconnected the light so now should just have ignition circuit but have run out of fuses this eve' and do not want to start putting foil across!!

So am in the 'wiring keeps the smoke in camp', have circuit diagrams for standard wiring but nothing for a five pole switch; is anyone aware of an idiot proof sketch like the ones produced in Easy Riders that can ease my brain strain.

Ta' muchly.

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Re: 5 Pole switch

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Post by 1950Panhead » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:19 am


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Re: 5 Pole switch

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Post by Bigincher » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:38 am

Those are 3-pole switches.

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Post by nan00k » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks for the input, seems that I obviously have a short or more likely incorrectly wired. I'll start by isolating everything bar the ignition and carry on with a process of elimination and a handful of fuses.

One question; on the generator why do diagrams alternate between calling the terminals switch and relay and in other diagrams A & F (what is field?)

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Post by nan00k » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:00 pm

ok, scrub that last Q. I just scrolled don on 1950 Panhead's post.

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Post by 1950Panhead » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:49 pm

One question; on the generator why do diagrams alternate between calling the terminals switch and relay and in other diagrams A & F (what is field?)
The original generator has two field coils, the second coil is activated when switch is turned to second position - lights.
The cycle electric may work differently, you need a cycle electric diagram.

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Re: 5 Pole switch

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Post by nan00k » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:35 am

i'll look out for one just to make 'workshop manual' complete.

In the meantime IT LIVES!.

after a process of elimination it was a direct ground fault caused by operator error; I hate those multi coloured plastic shrouds on the spade connectors so had removed them and replaced with heat shrink tubing, in my haste I had let a single copper core strand poke through sheathing and that caused the earth.

you live , you learn. Thanks for responses.

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