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stubaker58
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DDF8CFFD-D54C-4AB6-9F7D-2FA57C8FE8DB.jpegHi all,

Alongside my Bantam’s I’ve got an Italian lightweight, a Benelli Sport Special 125. I’m in the process of getting it up and running and I’ve been refurbishing everything ready to put it back together.

My current headache is the wiring, and I should say that my grasp of electrics is tentative at best.

At some point the positive feed from the battery to the headlight had melted and a P.O. had used the earth wire for power, put in a separate battery earth and fitted a separate ignition switch by the battery.  I’m aiming to get the wiring back to original and have gone over the loom, cleaned up the terminals, replaced the melted blue wire and other dubious wires.

Now for the headlight switch!  These are not common, even in Italy.  Mine has been broken it two at some point and araldited together in what seems like a good repair.  As removed the orange (arancione) and black (Nero) wires were soldered onto the same connection with a short brown wire joining the connector to the adjacent one. (See the wiring diagram below).

My question is why would this be? Could it have been an adaptation to fit in with the separate ignition switch? And should I resort to the wiring diagram?

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Hope that makes some sense, any help gratefully received.

D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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Very hard to say much because we have no way of knowing just which terminals are connected on different switch positions here, you'd need an ohmmeter to test the continuity of every connection in each switch position, just a diagram cannot give enough info, for me, anyway, but I'm no electrician, to be sure. 

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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At least you have a good wiring diagram to work with. As Mags says, you need an ohmmeter (or lamp and battery) to test the continuity of the various switch positions, so that you can find out which terminal goes where. I think I'd assume that any terminal that has obviously been disturbed (eg resoldered, different colour, etc) is suspect and try to return it to the original colour - or at least confirm that the colour it is now terminates where the original would have done, if you see what I mean?

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Many thanks for the comments and the link, that’s certainly pretty similar I’ll have a better look when I’m on my laptop.

I’ve  put the connections back to the diagram but now there’ll be a wait before I can see if it works as I’ve got to put the bike back together first!

thanks again.

D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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