subscribed, this seems like a very interesting thread
lol, if you like waiting, thats fine with me haha.
Especially after seeing the video in post #9. I want him to succeed because I want to build a K LT Bobber as well.
Thanks, main thing was getting it to run, which I have accomplished, I just wanted to removed the extra bulk of the reverse controller, but I believe I have discovered you absolutely need for the ignition to work. So for those of you that are curious on my findings, I go through what I have done to try and bypass the reverse controller.
First my book was confusing looking at the wire diagram, I didn't really understand how everything was working on it, and where power was coming from. so I started testing. unplugged the barrels, and tested every pin on barrel 1(7pin) and barrel 2(10pin) with the key off, naturally there was nothing. turning the key on on barrel 1. only pin 3 had 12v power, and that wire comes from ignition coils, which to me was the only one that made sense that it had power by looking at the diagram.
Barrel 2. I was expecting to only find 1 pin that had power, but that wasn't the case.
4 - 3v
5 - 12v
1 - 0v
6 - 12v
8 - 12v
7 - 12v
9 - 1v
2 - 0v
3 - 0v
10 - 3v
so now I am a bit more confused at this point, because by looking at the diagram, some of those go to a light, and to ground, by the diagram layout. what I didn't know, which is confusing, they don't show you enough info on just 1 page of the diagram. so like 1 of the pins goes to the instrument panel, and it has 12v to a light, but you can't look at it that way, because its actually coming from the panel, which to me is backwards. this is why I don't like BMWs wiring.
so, next is to plug just the 10pin barrel to the controller, and read the pins on the 7 pin barrel on the controller.
7 - 5v
1 - 0v
2 - 4v
6 - 12v
3 - 0v
4 - 12v
now I am a bit more excited because a couple of pins that didn't have power now have power, but I can't go cutting and splicing yet.
I want to see what pins are connected to each other on the reverse controller, which pins go straight through the 10pin to the 7pin, so I take the long process, with the help from my dad to make sure I don't goof up, because 2 heads is better than 1.
So I am going to try and simplify my writings, because they may make sense to me, but nobody else.
Left side is the 10 pin barrel and the right side is the 7 pin barrel.
I find some resistance, and I believe we were on 10k on the meter, i've forgotten.
7 connects to 6 with 100k ohm of resistance
4 connects to 7 with no resistance.
6,2 connect to 4 with 1,300k ohm
1,3 connect to 1 with no resistance(grounds)
But they also connect to 2,5,6,9 on 7pin with resistance of 15, 25, 15, 4.8
Pin 3 on 7pin barrel is the only one that doesn't go to anything, it goes into the controller and thats it.
So to me this tells me that there is a possibility that there is a computer board inside the controller, and I did start to take it apart, and found its caked with with that gelatin thats founds in ECUs, other than the relay that connects to the battery.
So I decide to hook the wires that have no resistance together and see if I have ignition, which I don't. And since there are resistance on everything else I determined that there is a board inside, and you can't bypass it easily. So I have now determined I will own a motorcycle with a reverse.
Thanks for the help, I believe I should be done on here as far as I know, since I know how to make the bike run. now it will be cleaning up the wires I don't need(radio, heaters, speakers....) and building a frame for the tank, and gas tank, and making my brakes work. I will post my project when I finish it, or progress way more than where I am, but don't hold your breathe.