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Old 07-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #16
don't look here
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Copy Paste from internet.
Confirmed in my mind that all old yamys was black for ign.
kick and run ground black to stop.

Electrical Wiring Color Codes


Red - battery
Brown - current source wire
Dark Blue - lighting, switches
Green (in headlight shell) - low beam
Yellow (in headlight shell - high beam
Pink - horn
Light Blue - neutral light
Yellow - stoplight switch
Green/Yellow - front stoplight switch
Blue/White - starter solenoid
Brown/White - turn signal switch
Dark Brown - left turn signal
Green - right turn signal


Black - ignition (not ground)
Yellow - lighting
Green - daytime charging
Green/Red - nighttime charging
White - ignition switch to rectifier
White (from magneto) - no connection


Orange - ignition
Gray - ignition (twins)
Black - ground
Dark Green - fields
White - armature and charging light
Light Green - starter motor


White (3) - AC output
Black - ground brush
Green - positive brush
Orange - ignition
Gray - ignition (twins)

Keep in mind that these are generic for all Yamaha's, 1964-1972.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:39 AM   #17
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Location: North Shore Mass. USA
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Thanks *Gmoney*, you have shown me the error of my ways.
Do you know IF the Big Bear was also a 350.
I must be getting old.
Dammit, my eyes.....they ain't as good as they used to be!
I MEANT 305...(edit)
1973 /5 LWB Toaster

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
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Location: Westwood, CA.
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The big bear scrambler with the high pipes were both a 250 and 305, the 350 was called a grand prix
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #19
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nice bike :) two thumbs up hehe
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:33 AM   #20
SILENCE.....i kill you
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Location: Deltona, FL
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Bikes like that are so damned cool.

Look at that then look at the 'adventure bikes' of today....eecchhh.

Got to love that old school simplicity. I have the Suzuki version of that and love it.
2006 HD 1200C, 2006 Tri Scrambler, 2001 Duc M900, 2001 Hon XR650L, 1994 HD Heritage, 1989 Hon Hawk GT, 1978 Hon CB750K / sidecar, 1977 Guzzi 850 LeMans, 1976 Hon CB750K, 1965 Hon 305 Dream, 1973 Nort 850 Commando, 1971 Tri Trophy 650, 1970 Hon Trail 90, 1970 Tri Tiger 650, 1973 Hon Z50, 1984 Yam Virago 1000, 1981 Hon Passport 70, 1970 Suz T250, 1971 Yam RT1 360, 1965 Hon CT200
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