Last weekend I have been working on a 500 GTL. Bringing the bike to it’s (almost) orriginal state can be quite a job. Especially if the wiring has been worked on before. I think everyone working on these bikes will have to best intentions to get things right. From time to time the “best intentions” isn’t the right way. On this 500 GTL the electrical wiring has been fiddled with, connectors where in very bad shape and some even so bad I had to cut them out. The Parallel Twins do not have a good reputation for there electrics and if some electrical jobs are done bad it will get worse. On the junctionbox of this GTL the wiring was pretty bad …… the main pos (+) wire from the ignition was cut and just twisted together with a way to thin other wire. When the lights were on the connection was getting hot !!
When you are working on the electrics of the Parallel Twins please take care of good wiring and connections. Worse case scenario is your bike catching fire while you are riding !