WIRING AND ELECTRICITY PARTS
Electricity was a big nut to crack. At least for me – a guy who dealt only with motocross 2-strokers for the whole youth. Sure, the bike from 1981 should not be such an electric power plant. But, believe me, it was. The guys from Japan applied 26 different colors of wires to the system. However, it did not match precisely with the original scheme. So, I got rid of all historic wiring and started from scratch.
ASHES TO ASHES
Once I disassembled everything containing wires, it did not really look complex. So, I threw away the whole stuff. But Once I started to build it brick by brick again, I realised that easy things look different.
KILOMETERS OF NEW WIRES
The original 26 colors of wires were reduced to 12, but the new wires are thicker in diameter, so they will last forever. Since there were new electric parts applied, the old electric scheme was almost useless. Once I was done with complete rewiring, I pushed the starter button and… nothing! It took me one day to find out that the problem was a ground wire. 80% of failed starts are about the ground. So easy, but it always takes time and patience to find it.
All connectors were replaced by the ones I really love – Superseal connectors. They are waterproof and you can buy them in a range from 1 to 8 pins. Since I love to disconnect cables easily when repairing something, I installed the connectors at the places they have never been before. So now, if there is some problem anywhere, you just unclick the Superseal connector and replace the broken part
TINY LITTLE HEROES
Would you trust a small, almost invisible tail light? Maybe not, until it turns on. This tiny power mono stop and tail light is emarked and comes from a German brand Highsider. It is more visible than your car tail light. The same applies to even more invisible, super small, but also e-certified led turn signals. They are produced by another well-known German producer Motogadget. When turned off, they completely disappear.
PLUG AND PLAY
A nice-to-have electric plug was added and connected to a new, small, light-weight Li-Ion battery. This allows to charge the battery directly through the plug and, of course, charge your smartphone, navi, or whatever electric gadget you want.