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Old 01-24-2005, 07:25 AM
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3 position ignition switch-wiring.

The ignition switch on my Texas Chopper has 3 positions. The bike came setup with the first position being OFF, second IGNITION + LIGHTS, and third position same as second. I want to wire it so that the second position is IGNITION ONLY (more juice for starting) and the third position IGNITION + LIGHTS. I pulled the switch housing and it seems pretty straight forward. I connected the white wire (headlight) to the third position (nothing else was on it). Now when I turn to position 2 my speedo lights up but it will not engage starter unless I move to position 3. I really haven't accomplished my goal. I'm still starting with headlight on. Please advise as to which wire or wires need to move to position 2 to allow starting without headlight on.

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Old 01-24-2005, 07:50 AM
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:31 AM
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Thanks gents, I'll take this info and look further. Cal, any suggestion as to where my digging should begin?
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:36 AM
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doesn't IronHorse mount their relays a fuses behind the oil tank in front of the rear fender on a plate?
thats were my bud's is mounted.
if so ,then you my need to do some wire swapping back there too
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:58 PM
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Thank you both. I don't know if I'll ever be able to help you but rest assured I will be happy to.
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:36 PM
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Hay Freak great diagram, would a sporty be wired the same way? How does VOES fit in (If at all?) if so do you have a slightly bigger/clearer version of that graphic?
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Old 01-24-2005, 04:56 PM
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The power control module (we call it the "puc") handles all the power direction on the bike. On the '03 Texas Chopper it is mounted inside the birdcage (ignition housing). The square black relay is the starter relay and the small flat beige colored poly breakers handle headlight and accesories power. The only things mounted on your splash shield are the igniter, main breaker and smartflash. None of which have any to do (directly) with the headlight.

Calcustom is right, we kinda have to wire the headlight to be on in any key position from a safety and CYA standpoint. If we didn't, you could bet that someone would ride around without their headlight on, get into an accident and then try and blame us for the accident because we wired the bike that way.

But it should have worked the way you wired it. How do you have the wires attached on the igntion switch now?
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:33 AM
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JOS, The only change I made was to move the white wire from the 3 o'clock position (as you're looking at the birdcage from inside) down to the bottom or 6 o'clock position. Before the change there was nothing attached at that position. Everything still works but now I have gauges only at key position 2 (can't start the bike) and gauges + lights at key position 3 (bike will start). Thanks for your input. BTW when are the '05 Tx Choppers coming?
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:51 AM
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Wiring Diagrams

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124Chop - Just want to double check...you have both red wires on "B" (1st position), orange wire (maybe an orange wire with red tracer) on "G" (2nd position) and white wire on "L" (3rd position), right? It should work like that. Will the bike start if you put the wiring back to stock and turn the key to the first "click"?

The '05 Tex Choppers are being built right now...
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:40 AM
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Thanks for checking. I'll pull it off this evening and let you know for sure. Really appreciate your help.
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:39 PM
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124Chop - Did some more brainstorming...couple of different possiblities. 1) The six pin Deutsch connector that plugs into the "puc" was wired wrong from the factory and since the orange wire and the white wire are stacked on the same terminal on the ignition switch, a problem didn't show up until you moved the white wire. Easy fix: Disconnect battery, pull the ignition housing and check the wiring on connector that plugs into the "puc". It should be wired liked this..

Pin 1 - Blue
Pin 2 - Gray
Pin 3 - Black w/white
Pin 4 - Yellow
Pin 5 - Black
Pin 6 - Orange

If you find any of the wires in the wrong spot, simply move them to where they should be...

Or 2) the harness itself was made wrong. Not a big deal: Simply put the white wire on "IG" of the ignition switch and put the orange wire on "L", kinda backwards. Try the first fix and then try the second. If it still doesn't work, I gotta couple more tricks up my sleeve...lol.
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:34 AM
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JOS, Brilliant! I will try those ideas. Thank you sir.
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124chop, I´ve solved the same thing in my fxr finding the bridge betwen IGN and LIGHTS. You could just open it , but I´m found that most of the time I forget to turn the lights on after start the engine. I think the best way is to put an automotive relay, normally closed, instead the bridge, and run a wire (+) from the solenoid, to open the relay while the starter is spinning.It works for me, hope this help you.
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