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Old 04-19-2017, 06:21 PM   #101
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Does anyone have a simple wiring diagram for running with a mangeto and no battery? Seems like I just need one wire from the generator to capacitor to the ignition switch, and a few more for headlight/tail light an brake switch.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:59 PM   #102
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Correct, and why a key switch? Just a toggle will do, and it is next to useless, since you will have no battery.

See Rhysmorton, he runs the same setup. He is currently adding a rear tail light and brake light on his. But, yes, genny to cap, then wire what you need. I am sure he will chime in, when he sees this. Not that he can add anything. But, he can tell you his experience.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:14 PM   #103
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Just pretend the battery in the diagram is a capacitor. They are the same really, batteries just hold a charge a bit longer.

Also erase the ignition coil and point (in brown) coming off the IGN position. You don't want to send voltage to your magneto.

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Awesome, thanks Jason
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:01 PM   #105
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I've literally got a single wire through my whole bike for back and front light. If you can crack it, will work like a dream!
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:19 AM   #106
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:26 AM   #107
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I have half the wires that does! depends how basic you want it! Cycle elec capacitor, one wire from there to headlight to rear light that's it!
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Brake light is handy
Maybe no traffic up your country


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I have half the wires that does!
you also have a generator, that diagram is for alternator bikes.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:52 PM   #110
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Same wire sir.
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:52 PM   #111
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you also have a generator, that diagram is for alternator bikes.
Yeah, just stating it's doable!
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:05 PM   #112
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Picked up this guy a few days ago, pretty psyched on it. Morris Mag 74E. Went to install yesterday and was having trouble getting the hex alignment correct. Instructions say to set it to the points "just about to open" and inspect if the mag studs align with a flat or a point. I was able to figure that out but had to take the base out a few times, shift the driver and install again to try to get it right. After about 6 attempts I called it quits, need to give it another crack again today.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:16 PM   #113
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Have you watched this?


It was really useful for me to have a complete visual walkthrough.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:34 PM   #114
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I literally just watched! Thanks Eric. Im basically going through those steps again. Whats happening is I'm installing with the points opening so it doesn't matter if i turns the mag, the contact is still broken. I stepped away for the night, gonna jump on it with a clear head
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remove the drive from the motor and turn the shaft a tooth & re=fit until it lines up,... real simple,...... the drive gear has (if I remember right) 10 gear flutes, and the drive hex has 6 faces so a finer movement can be achieved using a combination of the two.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:45 AM   #116
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And shesis. Basically did what Magnum45Pete said above. Took a few tries and a little trimming of some cyclinger find but she's in and timed. For anyone looking into a Morris, these guys were a joy to deal with and I 100% suggest picking up the timing tool.

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Glad you got it done & that I was able to help,
Dave at Morris Magneto's is a great fella and very helpful,...I used to live in the next town over (Bernardsville) and often used to go to his workshop to check out some real nice bikes he was working on,... always had time for a Coffee & a chat...
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #118
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Looking good! Never ran a mag and watching carefully......bike is coming along nicely...
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Looking at the last pic... looks like you're missing the lil spacer between the case and the mag base. I'm pretty sure that's necessary to get it timed right (and maybe was causing the extra problems?).
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:52 PM   #120
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It's in there, just hard to see because the metals all look the same.
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