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Wiring Harness

Discussion in 'East U.S.' started by Wilbau, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Wilbau

    Wilbau XS650 Member

    I own a 1983 Heritage Special. Runs better than good...
    My 2nd 650. (I owned a 1978 brand new)
    The Heritage has 2 owners prior to me.
    It has newer a charging system.
    Since I want to "clean it up" by removing ALL unnecessary wiring/parts etc...
    My questions would be:
    Is there a diagram available, OTHER than the tech drawings to perform this task?
    A diagram developed for the "layman" so to speak?
    I feel a complete re-wiring would be the best course of action.
  2. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    If you do a Google image search of:
    XS650 simplified wiring diagram
    you'll get all kinds of hits.
    The above one is pretty close to what came stock on your 83, except your original TCI was 7 pin.
    What type is your newer charging system? Whatever it is, you ought to be able to find a similar diagram that fits.
    If you're keeping your turn signals, you can find a separate diagram for them that can you overlay onto the simplified diagrams.
  3. Wilbau

    Wilbau XS650 Member

  4. Wilbau

    Wilbau XS650 Member

    Ok, So I posted this picture (crank shaft left side) ... and now my question: Is this particular part a charging system? Or simply part of the ignition system?
    Other threads have led me to believe I need to connect a jumper to the lighting side of the electrical, due to lights not coming on, brake light, head light, etc...

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  5. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Your pic shows a Permanent Magnet Alternator (PMA), which is non-stock. I've never used one, but there is a lot of info on them if you look.
    Yes, jumpering your lighting will probably work.
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