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gusmagicbus

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C15 Ignition Switch
« on: 11 November, 2017, 21:22:12 »
Hello,

I am replacing the wiring loom on a 1964 C15 SS80. The wiring loom which was on the bike had (what I believe) is a 88SA switch and it was wired like this https://ibb.co/epceVw

The wiring loom I bought from ebay is wired like this https://ibb.co/h2UbAw and I think this requires the 63SA ignition switch. Does anyone know what the correct wiring and ingnition switch is for the 1964 SS80?

JulianS

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Re: C15 Ignition Switch
« Reply #1 on: 12 November, 2017, 10:12:38 »
Your bike would have the 88SA switch.

The correct harness would have plugs/sockets attached to connect to both lighting and ignition switches and often come with a wiring diagram. Some harnesses at the cheap end of the market come without the plugs/sockets and you either use your old ones or buy new.


The 63SA was used up to about 1961 when it was replaced by the 88SA. The 63SA was soldered to the harness.

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Re: C15 Ignition Switch
« Reply #2 on: 12 November, 2017, 11:22:28 »
Thank you for the clarification. Looks like I have bought and installed the wrong one! Looking at the two diagrams, it seems straight forward to convert from one to the other. I just need to move the purple wire from the rectifier to go to the ammeter instead of the ignition switch and then shuffle the wires around at the ignition switch so they match the connections for the 88SA switch?