Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lubbock, TX (Dallas soon)
I appreciate the help guys. The battery is fully charged, I charged it for 5 hours and did all the waiting/reading on it. I have the blue (85-86) manual as well as the clymer manual and both have a ton of information, which all of it is very useful, I was just trying to cut through some of the information with first hand experience/knowledge by others.
I got the junction box wires connected correctly I think, I turned the ignition switch to on and none of the indicator lights go on except for the headlight one (when i flick on the brights) the neutral light isnt on, although the bike is in fact in neutral. The kick stand is up, and I am not sure on the clutch switch. I got a reading when I hooked up the voltmeter, but the outer button isnt there, so I just have to push the metal holder in for the contact and what looks like closing the circuit (could be the horn button for all i know, the hand controls are a bit of a mess with my bike and this is my first bike and cant see the colors of the wires because of the dirt inside)
The fact that I am not even getting a clicking sound or any sort of reaction to the start button makes me wonder if there is some wiring problem early, maybe the ignition switch itself? I had to connect the old wiring harness bottom end to the ignition switch and tried my best to align the little metal pins that connect the two wires in the ignition harness. <--This is the first thing I will check tomorrow, and just see if its misaligned.
1985 Honda Shadow 1100VT
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