From:Dave Hennessey Electronic:dave -A-
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Light/wiring/ignition switch issue??? Date:Mon Feb 13 18:52:43 2012
Response to:16966

I haven't had one of these switches apart in a long time, but I'm pretty sure you're correct - #2 should have 6v at the second clockwise click. It looks like the switch is defective.

If I remember correctly, these switches aren't too difficult to take apart. But I don't have one around, so I can't help you with the insides.

I've uploaded the complete 1948 Model 125 wiring diagram - it's in Chapter 66 now. It's huge (like 3mb). Sorry - I'll have to downsample it to a normal size in the future.


Referencing the wiring diagram, should Post #1 on the ignition switch short to Post #2 when the switch is turned two clicks clockwise? When I click one time clockwise, I see the 6 volts on the #5 post and nothing on #2 post which seems correct. But when I go 2 clicks, I still see the same on both posts #5 and #2. I don't see the 6 volts on the #2 post that I thought I should. If this is correct and not a problem, where would be a good place to put my Volt meter across to ensure the switch is working? Im just not real sure on how these ignitions are suppose to operate.

Also, do you have the rest or the 125 wiring diagram? I used a 165 to wire it and would like to see the differences.

Here's the early 125 diagram section