I thought I might start a new thread since my "fair price for rebuilt futura" doesn't quite apply anymore... I purchased the red bike. For those interested, I'm documenting all of my work on the Futura a local rider forum here. I won't repost everything here on apriliaforums.com. Just want to use this thread for questions and aprilia-community things.
First things first. I'm modded the harness so that I can use Japanese coils. As a way of giving back to Apriliaforums.com, I've got some brass rod left over than I can cut down to whatever length required (it was 23mm for me) and send out to any forum member who wants it. I've got enough for 8 coils as long as lengths are close to 23mm.
I also have one probably-good OEM style coil to give out. [GONE - gave to a forum member] It doesn't seem to be a Sagem coil - says "JCI" on the cap and seems much newer than the other three coils which were Sagem coils that had 40k miles on them. The JCI tested 0.5 ohms primary and 6.5 megaohms secondary. This is close to the other two working Sagem coils that I pulled from the bike. I'll let the JCI coil go for the cost of shipping. Pics below.
I've also got the 4 OEM-style coil connectors - free to forum members.
Question: I want to do the wiring mod described here. There's a pic of the current wiring to my rectifier below. The connectors have been removed and wires have been soldered to the hopefully-appropriate mates. However, I'm getting 13.45 V @ 4000 RPM which is poor. You can see in the image that the red/black are not connected to anything. To do the mod, do I simply connect one of the Red/whites up to the red/black wires near the fuse box under the seat?