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Old School Rewire of the 2000 Vintage Classic

Discussion in 'Vintage Big Dogs' started by BigDogRick, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. BigDogRick

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    After a bit of a mothball of the rewire project I reached out to Shannon (Mr. Wright) and we flew him in to Phoenix and got ‘er done.[​IMG][​IMG]


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    Paint looks good! I'm sure Shannon loved heading out to Phoenix and working in someone else's shop! Haha

    Is it done yet? Just wondering if you got pics of the whole finished product with the tank?

    You ended up going with the NAMZ system? I've never used it but looked good and some other folks on here used it years ago on the older dogs often.

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    It started out just sorting out what went where and how the NAMZ wiring harness worked.


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    [​IMG] Scot from Black Canyon had gotten a jump start on it.



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    Didn’t take long til the hat came off and it got serious.[​IMG]


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    First goal was to get everything matched up and wires connected without solder and shrink wrap to confirm correct connection.[​IMG]


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    We got there by the end of a long first day. Problem was, no lights. We were hungry, Shannon was fried, so we headed to The Tav and planned on a trouble shoot the next morning.


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    The next morning I had business to take care of and Shannon headed to the shop early. At 8:30 he sent me a text that read,”congratulations, you fried every bulb on your bike!”.


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    So I headed for RamJet on Cave Creek and picked new led daymaker headlight, led upgrade bulbs for my blinkers and a whole new taillight.[​IMG]


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    This was actually the first time the newly painted tins were mounted on the bike[​IMG]


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    Once all was assembled and circuits confirmed, we needed to start her up for the first time and see if the voltage was right. Had to put in another coli to get her to start and three rounds of battery recharge to get the oil cranked back up out of the case.


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    Once she started, we knew what caused the whole meltdown - 18 + volts running through. Shannon had his trademark isolator main 30 amp fuse removed so we could run her and trouble shoot without burning up all our new work.[​IMG] and Scot mounted the new front tire and put the front fender on.


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    That was last night. New coil and voltage regulator required. I will stop at RamJet Monday morning and Scot will throw them on. It was almost 6pm and Cave Creek was beckoning.


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    Paint looks fricken great! Big upgrade Rick! I'm sure you love it too!

    Funny all your bulbs burnt out and that's why y'all thought there was a problem with the wiring haha. Voltage Regulator putting out 18v will kill the whole system! Glad to hear you got it sorted now I'm sure ready for a little ride!

    Also Shannon is the man!



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    Yeah, the only part of the whole electrical system that has not been replaced is the stator.


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    Now that a good post. Glad you got it sorted out. Looks great. Shannon rocks
     
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    It was a really fun job, and I really like that wire harness, with the Badlands controller.
    The worse part of the job was sorting through what the other guy did. After getting everything labeled, and the harness rerouted, the rest was easy.
     
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    I also got to meet up with Roaddawg and Emilio, for a few to many beers. It was great to meet you guys.
     
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    Glad to here you liked it! I hadn't worked with it yet but I have looked at it pretty closely and looks straight forward that's why I suggested it to Rick. Not to mention it's reasonably priced.

    With that badlands controller makes it easy to replace that unit seperatly if it ever goes bad.

    No offense to the shop guy but it's interesting he had trouble with that NAMZ unit. Then again it seems like if it doesn't plug in like all the new bikes people aren't interested in the old skool electrical work. It's a shame, 12v systems are basic as hell.

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    A good challenge to keep your hand steady for the soldering!! Haha I would wind up shaking like a dog shittin' peach pits.
    Good Times!
     
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