How do I reattach my motorcycle's starter solenoid?
July 18, 2010 6:00 PM Subscribe
I took off my motorcycle's starter solenoid. Now I can't remember the correct way to reattach the wiring! What do these letters "M" and "B" stand for?
posted by fracas to travel & transportation (5 answers total)
Yup, dumb move. Took it off so I can replace it, detatched the leads, and now I can't rermember which terminals attach where.
The bike in question is a 1993 Kawasaki ZX600C. The solenoid is, as far as I can tell, original to the bike. Looking down from the top, the terminals look something like this:
FUSE = 30A
x = not used
1 = white
2 = blk/yellow
3 = red/yellow
So what do "B" and "M" attach to?
One connects directly to the positive battery terminal, and the other to the starter, yes? But which one to which? Does it matter? What happens if I hook it up backwards by accident?