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I did the starter test and its good, according to that link. The red wire, coming out of the rectifier, I have 12 volts, that should be the power that the switch power (black wire) uses to crank, right? I don’t know where I’m loosing this power. Starting to think it might be the rectifier
 

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I've never heard of a rectifier that had enough internal problems to make it decrease the voltage supplied by a fully charged battery. You have been re-charging the battery after every few attempts at starting, haven't you?
 

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No, the black wire is sending current into the regulator/rectifier, the red is feeding power out to the system. A red wire runs from the battery to the key switch. When the key is in the on position the red (in) and black (out) are connected and thus the black wire supplies current to the entire system. A black wire supplies current to the start switch. When the start button is pressed the black and yellow/red are connected. The yellow/red supplies current to the starter solenoid.

Note that what I wrote above assumes stock switches. I suspect that your switches and wiring are no longer stock. Does your bike have the stock key switch? Do you have 12 volts on the black wire coming from the key switch when the key is in the on position?
 

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I know how to read a wiring diagram Bob. o_O
 

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Are you two talking at cross purposes about the RR black 'sense' wire that monitors the voltage for the RR to supply power to the battery through its red wire?
 

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I didn't think that I was.:unsure:
 

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I've never heard of a rectifier that had enough internal problems to make it decrease the voltage supplied by a fully charged battery. You have been re-charging the battery after every few attempts at starting, haven't you?
I check my battery before I start working everyday, haven’t charged it since Friday and have attempted to start a couple times now, I’ll charge it tomorrow.
 

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I meant Amad. Nearly everything he has asked is in that drawing.
For the most part I do understand how to read a diagram, but I am also only 20 and this is my first main project that I’m working on. I appreciate all the help you guys are giving me on this. I apologize as I am just confused.
 

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No need to apologize, we hang out here to help. SCBob can sometimes come across as a hard a&&, but he is very knowledgeable, generous, big hearted AND PRECISE. He'll grow on you after a bit. :D
 

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No, the black wire is sending current into the regulator/rectifier, the red is feeding power out to the system. A red wire runs from the battery to the key switch. When the key is in the on position the red (in) and black (out) are connected and thus the black wire supplies current to the entire system. A black wire supplies current to the start switch. When the start button is pressed the black and yellow/red are connected. The yellow/red supplies current to the starter solenoid.

Note that what I wrote above assumes stock switches. I suspect that your switches and wiring are no longer stock. Does your bike have the stock key switch? Do you have 12 volts on the black wire coming from the key switch when the key is in the on position?
Sorry for the late reply. Haven’t been able to get to the bike, at the key switch, I don’t have power at the black wire when key is on. I have power at the red.
 

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Power goes in on red, out on black with key 'on'. Your switch contacts are dirty, burned out or the bottom is hanging off of the switch allowing the two halves of the contacts to separate.
 

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My ignition switch was bad. I tried another and it will now crank, with key on and off the button. Thanks guys, now I’m dealing with a fuel issue. If I spray a dab of starting fluid it will turn over.
 

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My ignition switch was bad. I tried another and it will now crank, with key on and off the button. Thanks guys, now I’m dealing with a fuel issue. If I spray a dab of starting fluid it will turn over.
Sorry, it will half start. Give me a little rev
 

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Sorry, it will half start. Give me a little rev
I’m sure there is other forums on this carb issue, but I’m only getting fuel to one carb, only on the driver side (referring to a car), the other side is completely bone dry
 
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