Just bought a decent R75. The starter switch worked when I bought the bike. The battery was bad, so I replaced the battery with a new one. The stater switch does not work now. I am wondering if I shorted out the system when removing the old battery and may have touched + and ! against the frame. I have kick started the bike a coouple of times since, but if I leave the power and ground connected to the battery, the battery goes dead over night. I am wondering if there is a bad ground or a dead short somewhere that is affecting both areas mentioned above. I have gone thru most of the exposed electrical connections, cleaned and reconnected, no improvement.
Any tips or advise is appreciated. Also curious about switching the points/condenser system over to electronic ignition, again any info is appreciated.
Thanks - gr82nz