Handle bar switch and solenoid issue...
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    Junior Member andy.1272's Avatar
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    Handle bar switch and solenoid issue...

    Hey all, got an issue here that I believe some of you have experienced.

    I have a 76' CB360t that is a complete rebuild (by me) and is almost complete. Everything works except the starter button. Yes, a have the old style right handle bar switch installed with the headlight on/off toggle. I am sure that I must be causing a 12V short or something, but I have no idea how to fix it...

    Do I just need to buy the correct style or is there a way to make this thing work?
    Do you know what wire connects to the dark red/green female wire that is in the main harness (the part under the tank)?

    My new switch actually has that male end, but of course my old one didn't. However my old main harness does have that same female end soooo what actually plugged into there?

    any assistance would be appreciated
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    Phone me while at the bike...I believe we can get your wiring straightened out.......
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
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    Did you verify that your wiring from the starter solenoid is correct? Try swapping the two wires?

    Issue that I just recently figured out: Did you ensure that the frame is properly grounded (i.e. not painted/powdercoated at where the negative lead from battery connects to the frame/engine)?
    1975 CB360T Cafe Project (Being rebuilt from crispy bits!) - Done-ish...now in maintenance mode
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    Your 76 had the wiring for the headlight auto-on, while your current switch unit is likely the earlier version.....
    The original 76 set-up shunts B+ power from the headlight to the yellow/red stripe wire when the button is pushed,
    The older version connects the yellow/red wire to ground when pushing the start button......
    Once we verify which connection your current start button actually makes, I can tell you how to connect the solenoid wiring so it will work....
    Hence the phone call.....
    Last edited by 66Sprint; 06-11-2019 at 12:18 AM.
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
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