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After going into the electrical connections on my 1980 P200E to clean them up I now have an understanding of the "Green Wire Of Death" scenario that is going to plague my scooter in the long run. There are places under the headlight and electrical connecting box on the back of the motor where this green wire is. The insulation just crumbles off and the exposed wire is corroded and fraying so badly it's in place by a few strands and moving it compounds the issue.
Anyone know where I can find written and or pictures discussing a bypass through the bodywork to the horn location? I also remember hearing of bypassing the neutral light and kill switch. That would be fine with me.
My limited electrical knowledge is causing anxiety when viewing what I have. I apologize not posting pictures here along with past inquiries. Facepalm emoticon That knowledge is yet to be gained. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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You can give up your neutral indicator and connect the brown wire from it to where the green wire was on your key switch. At the motor end, use same wire to replace the rotten green(usually the outer) on the CDI going forward, NOT the green going into the stator. If all goes well, you're done.
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This worked for me. You can buy the wire kit to replace it from scooter west for like $10. It took me all of 30 minutes.
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I'm a big fan of the Robot videos.
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Me as well. I've been studying this particular video so I can redo some of the wiring and connectors.
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It's not so bad.

Just pull the whole switch out. The harness doesn't go very deep. Just to the junction box. You can drill out the pole on the switch, and solder in a new wire. Thread it through. That part is done.

If the one going back to the CDI is bad, it's a little harder. But might be possible to tape wires together and pull it through. I just replaced my whole harness. Prima makes them and they're around $70.

For the stator, there are rewire kits from Scooterwest. The hardest part is pulling the flywheel.
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Scootnewb wrote:
I'm a big fan of the Robot videos.
Robot is great!! He was saying that he doesn't do a lot of vintage videos bc the audience is small.

But every one of those is so perfect. So happy he makes them.
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