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    R60/5 Replacing Turn Signal & Starter Switches and Wire Block Inside Headlight Bucket

    Probably not a difficult job but am erring on side of caution . . .

    New switches/wires on the way from Hucky's - originals are not in good shape - broken contacts, brittle wires - Also ordered a new wire terminal strip as part of the existing block must've gotten hot at some point in the bike's history and melted on one end.

    Here's my questions:

    Did I read correctly that I need to rivet the new block through the bottom of the headlight?

    Thinking if I just take my time & take picture where existing wires are placed, this should go smoothly.

    Did see a post yesterday where Lew provides a large schematic - mine has fuses.

    Will take it slow. Any words of wisdom appreciated.
    Ken Tuvman
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    Terminal block

    The block is held in with a small sheet metal screw.
    Boxerbruce

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    Mine is held in place by a machine screw and nut (#6 ) IIRCC At some point, in the distance past, it came loose and floated around. apparently with no ill effects (it doesn't need to be grounded) - I finally got around to re-capturing it.

    Take it slow is the key. It's not a race (unless you are charging a customer to do the work). Just relax and get a good feel for the "terrain"... I went so far as to pull all the wiring out and untangle the rat's nest. Did you buy replacement instrumentation bulbs too?




    Here's another "with fuses" diagram > http://www.brianberlin.net/berlinmm/5fuse.jpg
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    Thanks, Lew

    I did replace al the instrument bulbs - they seem to be working okay except neutral light isn't coming on but will get to that too.

    Schematics appreciated!
    Ken Tuvman
    Excelsior, MN
    K75s, R65LS, R60/5

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    ... neutral light isn't coming on ...
    Maybe a loose/broken wire down on the "neutral switch" ? If the wire is broken/disconnect it's more than likely the problem; ground it to the tranny case to check if the bulb/circuit works.

    The switch can be a royal PITA to get to when in the bike (maybe I'll get a lift if I finally decide to keep my /5). There's a black rubber plug that covers the end of the boss / set screw secures the wire / which comes in through the little boss at the bottom.

    switch @ 1:00 from the kick starter shaft

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    neutral

    Lew,
    I expect you to die with that bike.
    Boxerbruce

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    Good clue, Lew.

    Neutral light worked before I pulled tranny to do maintenance - I bet the wire may not be in all the way . . . thanks
    Ken Tuvman
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    K75s, R65LS, R60/5

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    Lew,
    I expect you to die with that bike.
    Well, there is always that possibility....

    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
    1973 R75/5 - original owner

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