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I'm helping an old guy from my work get his bike going again it's been stuck in the back of his place for the last twenty odd years after he rode it over from the coast. Lucky we are in the desert in the middle of Australia nothing rusts here its just too hot and dry. The wiring all looks pretty okay the carbs are going to need some work in fact the whole things going to need a lot of work but I've got to start somewhere... I've tried tracing some of the wires back and it seems like there's power getting to the indicators and the horn the ignition coils etc but nothing turns on no lights on the dash nothing. I'm pretty sure it's been messed with and there's stuff missing from around the fuse board. Id appreciate any advice guys. Thanks in advance.
 

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the correct wiring schematic is essential for "tracing" purposes. And a known confirmed good battery via load test above and beyond simple voltage test.
Seems you've got some wires pulled out of connectors. You've got to check every pertinent connector for connectivity and continuity according to your wiring diagram.

Acquiring that diagram is your first priority, knowing rather than guessing what goes where.
 

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I've tried tracing some of the wires back and it seems like there's power getting to the indicators and the horn the ignition coils etc but nothing turns on no lights on the dash nothing.
As well as a decent manual, as suggested earlier, I would also purchase a decent multi-meter, crimping tools and connector kits. You would be surprised how many bad connectors you can find on an old bike ( quite a few in my case!)
 
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