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'99 pitbull electrical issues

Discussion in 'Vintage Big Dogs' started by klink, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. klink

    klink New Member

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    Hey guys. So I'm sure this is a topic touched on by many but I've never asked anyone. My PB has some electrical issues. I've got a dead short somewhere. Wiring under the tank has been reworked and is is good shape. But the rest?? When I hook up the battery you can put a test light on anything metal on the bike and the light comes on. Wiring diagrams would be cool. Thanks.
     
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    You say the light comes on when you touch the probe to metal, where exactly are you hooking the other end of the tester ? If ya hook the test light to the positive post and have the ground cable hooked up, the light should come on when touched to metal. (or am I not understanding the question)j
     
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    Hmm interesting.
     
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