Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wiring Woes

Dad & I were doing some carburetor troubleshooting after taking the Bonnie for a spin post valve adjustment when I noticed the familiar smell of burning British wiring. Dad was able to pull the battery cable but not before ground wiring had pretty much burned the length of the loom. We eventually discovered the sheathing had worn off the choke cable near the headstock and the bare metal housing had made contact with the Zener diode. Dad and I are planning to replace the burned wiring tomorrow but I will probably have to replace the harness somewhere down the line. It's a Britsh bike, I expected to have to do that before we even bought it.

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