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Offline saltcaveminer

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1970 sportster overload location
« on: January 12, 2021, 06:43:13 AM »
I am in need of a description and/or pic for the location of the single overload used on the 70 Sportster. Any help greatly appreciated.Salty

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 09:23:33 AM »
I have the 70 through 73 sportster factory SM.  Are you talking about a breaker or fuse ? 
where's the points and condenser ?
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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 09:37:07 AM »
 I don't find any location description. Just looked at the wiring diagram. 70 - 71 XLCH

Red wire from terminal B on ignition switch goes to it..

Red wire from + battery terminal goes to it.

maybe if you can follow the wires you can locate it.

70 - 71 XLH

Red wire from voltage regulator goes to it.
Red wire from starter solenoid goes to it.

« Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 09:41:29 AM by motorhogman »
where's the points and condenser ?
Tom / aka motor

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 11:03:29 AM »
Part# 74589-67a breaker.The unit has wires and a 2 hole bracket attached. Salty

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 11:50:10 AM »
Follow the red wire from the voltage regulator, the "BATTERY" terminal. The breaker will be along that wire.
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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 11:55:18 AM »
I don't have a stock wired bike.I need to find the original mounting point.Thank you Salty

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 01:37:49 PM »
... description and/or pic for the location of the single overload used on the 70 Sportster

In the 1970-1978 XL/XLH OEM Service Manual it says: "... located ON the frame in front of the battery and are accessible by removal of the seat and/or battery" (emphasize mine).

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2021, 04:34:57 AM »
Thanks for the reply.I would think that there should be  some threaded holes/studs somewhere to mount this.

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2021, 12:57:21 PM »
I would think that there should be  some threaded holes/studs somewhere to mount this.
Parts manual shows 74589-67a is attached using screws+nuts, so perhaps no threaded holes or studs for it.

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2021, 01:48:11 PM »
I just received info that the xlch location is under the battery tray next to the strap hold down bolt.I confirmed it on my bike.Now I need to confirm the xlh location.Thank you for your reply. Anyone with a stock 70-72 xlh please let me know.Thank you.

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2021, 04:44:52 AM »
FYI the overload breaker for the xlh is mounted to the rear side of the voltage regulator bracket.Salty

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Re: 1970 sportster overload location
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2021, 11:15:53 AM »
Makes sense, seeing as the connection is from there to the battery.     :up:
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