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Wiring Diagrams.
You can't get any more simple than this.

           Charging System                       With Ford Solenoid          With Grounding Solenoid    

These diagrams should work with any bike. It does not mater what make or model. The Japanese bikes all have a safety switch wiring setup that can be bypassed if you are persistent. In most cases, one wire can be cut coming out of the fire box and then you will be able to start the bike any time any where. I did it and you can do it to.  






How To Measure Correct Trail


Using a tape measure, or if not available a piece of string, raise the bike to upright position.

Start by holding the tape measure straight down from the front axle to the floor. Put a mark on the floor at that point. Then, place the tape parallel to the steering axle, following the angle of the steering head all the way down to the floor. Put a mark here too. Now all you have to do is to measure the distance between the two marks and you have your trail figure. It should read between 2 and 4 inches.

* Note: If your bike is equipped with rear suspension, have someone sit on the seat when you make these measurements, to simulate your actual riding conditions.

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Rake Trail and wiring


Here are some tips on Rake and trail and some wiring diagrams that I and Scottsman made up.  Hope you find everything useful.

Too Little Trail
With too little and extreme cases negative trail, (steering axle mark behind the front axle mark), the bike will handle with unbelievable ease at low speeds, but be completely out of balance at high speed. It will easily develop a fatal high-speed wobble. Extremely dangerous!


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Normal Trail
Somewhere between 2 to 4 inches the bike will handle easily at both high and low speeds. Flowing smoothly through curves without swaying or wobbling. If you use a very fat rear tire, you should keep the trail as close to 4 inches as possible. A slightly large trail is also practical for touring.


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Too Much Trail
If the trail is more than 4 inches the bike will handle sluggishly at high speeds. It will seem almost too steady. You will have trouble balancing your bike at lower speeds, or on winding roads. It will feel generally sluggish and clumsy.


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