1994 GSXR 750 wiring trouble
I just posted my intro over on the introduction page. I'm fixing up a 1994 GSXR 750 and did an engine swap. Rewiring the bike I had this problem, wouldn't turn. I looked at the wiring diagram and starter schematic and found the culprit, the side stand switch had been removed but not properly bypassed. I trimmed the wire and put a wire nut on just to test it out for a little. Succes. The bike will turn with the clutch pulled in and the headlights disconnected. This is where it gets weird. If I plug in the headlights, the bike won't turn over and the side stand diode gets hotter then heck. I unplugged them, cranks. Plugged them, doesn't crank. I attempted to bipass the diode by cutting the orange/black wire (from kill switch) and wiring it directly to its "switch" wire which on this bike is orange/yellow. I removed the diode, and the instruments wouldn't light up. Popped the diode back on and they lit up immediately. The engine cranks so I know my kill switch to side stand relay bipass worked. So now that I've explained to you as much as possible what's going on, here are my questions!
1) why the heck do the headlights have any influence on the side stand diode
2) what steps do I have to take to completely bipass the side stand relay?
3) with that diode removed, all thatcurrent from the lights (which is why I think it's getting hot) is going to go somewhere. What do I have to do to make it safe and ground that out?
Thanks in advance! Any help would be much much appreciated. Wiring diagrams for the bike can be found with a really quick google search.