Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wiring Almost Complete

There is only 9 wires running the length of that backbone right now and when it's all said and done there will be probably only be 4 there, and the other 5 will stop around the battery box. 

I think after I get all the remaining wiring heat shrunk and tidy'd up, I'm going to be really happy I did this.  Wiring a 1200 Sportster at this point doesn't seem as difficult to do as once thought.  My biggest suggestion would be stare at the diagram for a while until you can pretty much remember what color wires go where without having to look at it. 

My wife made me go inside at 1 a.m. again last night because I had to be at work again at 8 a.m. on a Saturday, no less.  (These 6 day weeks are getting old, but there almost over.)  At some point after lunch today I will know if I got everything in perfect order and the old gal will come rumblin' back to life.

Another suggestion would be to find a good diagram.  This one was in the o.k. range.


  1. Are you in for BMR this year A.J.? Will you be riding the sportster?

    1. Definitely down for BMR. Wouldn't miss it for nothing and the plan is to definitely ride the sportster. I didn't the wiring was going to be any trouble but it's turned out to be a pain in my arse.