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    Why are you bothering with a new harness? Just use the stock one and take off the things you don't want to use. Stock looms on motorcycles aren't that huge. You're really just wasting time fucking around with the wiring when you should be concentrating on getting the bike rideable.

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    You need a strong foundation to build a custom motorcycle. It also greatly helps to be versed in the basics which you are not because you have never done this before. You also need tools, lots of tools.

    here is my suggestion: get the bike to the point where it can be used instead of your car as daily transport. Think of the bike as a collection of systems and address each system one at a time. Start with the front end. Replace the tires, brake pads, lines (with stainless braided), fork seals. Do each one at a time, don't try to do them all at once. Once the front is done, move to the rear, then the engine. Your service manual has instructions on all these tasks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    New bike building 101:
    #1) There is nothing more expensive than a free motorcycle.

    Oops, too at for that. I would have rolled that thing back into the storage unit and lost the key to the door.
    do you ever have anything positive to say ??

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    How was that not positive?
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    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

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    Quote Originally Posted by XB33BSA View Post
    do you ever have anything positive to say ??
    Yes, I'm positive you're an asshole.
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    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

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    Quote Originally Posted by XB33BSA View Post
    do you ever have anything positive to say ??
    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    Yes, I'm positive you're an asshole.
    Cat fight ?

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    I've got to agree with the general theme, electrics are down the list of priorities. And while I understand the urge to go 'rolling engine with headlight' that's also a good way to get OUT of motorcycling quickly. Be it crash or paying more in tickets than a mortgage. I want you to stay riding, we (the world of motorcyclists) need more riders.

    Get the engine running/tuned up - Hell see if you can get more than fifty horses out of it.
    Suspension, this connects you and your engine to the road - important.
    If you really want simple, clean lights, find some 12V LED signals, tiny ones - Legalish, and appealing to the aethetically sensitive.

    Do I need to mentinon the MSF course?

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    No you don't need to mention it. OP is long gone.
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