Well the day started off with a tedious task… small work that goes slowly.
When you see the Deutsch connectors in the headlight bucket on a Harley, the first question is “how the hell do I get these wires out of here?” Yesterday’s work stopped for me because I could see no way to get the connectors through the holes, and I certainly did not want to cut wires! Well, 10 minutes on YouTube and I had the answer… you need to disassemble the connectors. That’s right – every wire and every pin gets taken apart!
So the day started with the tedious work of using a very small screwdriver, prying up small latches, and pushing out make and female connectors. But before taking out the wires, I was certain to document the wire colors, locations and in the connectors, and what wire bundle goes where. I am certain this will be a PITA when it comes time to reassemble everything.
Actually, the disassembly was not so bad and although my eyesight makes this a challenge, the work went pretty smoothly. The handlebars are off, the headlight bucket is off, and the rest of the major disassembly of the bike can proceed now.