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Motorcycle Battery Sizes

While unemployed, I’ve been trying to make the most of my time. I’ve had a motorcycle sitting in storage for the last six months, no thanks to my job leaving¬†me uninspired to work on it. But now that I’ve got a brighter fire with my nonprofit Care For Us project, …

Electrical problems

Just about every motorcycle mechanic I talk to has one thing he prefers not to deal with: electrical systems. It’s not necessarily because of the occasional shock or burn from being the ground receiver of an open circuit. (12 volts is nothing compared to the 240 coming out of a …

1981 Honda CX500c wiring

She works! Two nights ago, after getting home from the shop, I looked at the Honda manual’s electrical diagram thinking about why the front brake, headlight, and running lights work, but not the rear brake, turn signals, oil and clutch lights. The problem with figuring it out was that the …

Wire gauge

So, I have to replace some wires on old Molly. She’s a 1981 Honda CX500c. It looks like someone replaced the entire wire harness, because on her model, the flasher relay should be located in the headlamp fixture, but the gray wire to connect it runs to the back like …