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Woody

USA
86 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2006 :  19:43:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Big Newby question...I have a '77 Bonneville T140V. the Kill switch is on the right side of the handlebar, but it also has two black switches one above and one below the red kill switch. The bike has a wiring problem that i'm trying to solve, so I can't tell what these switches are for? anybody know?

thanks,

JubeePrince

USA
849 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2006 :  16:38:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On my bike those switches are not wired....as far as I know, the only thing wired to the right hand switch is the kill and the brake light for the front brake.

I believe that the switch assembly was designed with future function.......i.e. electric start and the like......it was also used as a LH switch on previous years' models as well.......


HTH,

Steve


'77 T140J
That's not vibration......that's character!
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Woody

USA
86 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2006 :  17:53:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve,

thanks...that makes sense to me. I'll have a look inside again.

Woody
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bonnevillepatx

11 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2006 :  13:04:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello I am another newbie, with a question about this switch. I have also heard that there was a brake light function in this switch. Can anyone be more specific or ? or does anyone have a picture of the switch and the inards. I am assuming that the red toggle goes in the middle and just runs the engine run stop function. What did the other black buttons do ? if anything
Thanks
bonnevillepatx
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olbooker

USA
36 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2006 :  10:31:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a '77 manual in front of me... kill switch is the only function on the right control.

Does anyone have an actual '76 Bonneville owners handbook? I would like to know the exact "by the book" placement of my controls.

Oscar

'76 Bonneville 750 - Don't know what came over me, but I just had to have it!
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JubeePrince

USA
849 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2006 :  13:52:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oscar,

By placement, do you mean the physical placement on the handlebars of the consoles?

Steve

'77 T140J
That's not vibration......that's character!

"The paying customer is always right."
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olbooker

USA
36 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2006 :  10:35:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Steve,

By placement, I mean which functions apply to which buttons and levers. Or are they exactly the same as indicated in the '77 user manual?

Thanks, Oscar

'76 Bonneville 750 - Don't know what came over me, but I just had to have it!
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JubeePrince

USA
849 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2006 :  16:59:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oscar,

Someone with a stock '76 can chime in here, but IME, the '76 and '77 wiring harness and switches were/are identical......

HTH,

Steve Prince

'77 T140J
That's not vibration......that's character!

"The paying customer is always right."
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