the 82 650 maxim that was going to be my rider has now become my parts bike.I have spent 700 on parts and havent even assembled it yet.I bought a running rideable fairly good looking 81 yesterday.What that bike needed my 82 has.The kid had an ugly carved down seat.I put my real seat on.His headlight was missing,plus no pigtail to connect one.I had that.I will install my mufflers since he has none and I hate the noise plus its hard on the engine. There was no front brake action.He had stripped out the screws on the mc cover.I drilled and pried and finally got the cover off.it was empty.I took my mc off and installed it.Same exact mc.But since all the lines were removed and it was probably already full of air now its really full of air.Plus with the mc mounted on the handlebars it sits at a weird angle.Making it impossible to get the mc to sit level and keep the fluid level or even measureable.I dont know why it was designed that way.I do have the word UP pointing up. I will have to find my mighty vac.I never used it but looks like now I will. I am way impatient.I think the vac will get the air out quicker.I started the bike once, then turned it off.I decided to just push the bike a few feet and try the brake.no stopping at all.So more bleeding tomorrow.Twice now I started the bike,actually probably 3 or 4.Runs great,idling in neutral.Once i put it in gear it dies.The clutch switch i traced inside the headlight shell.Its wires terminate in a green connector.I was wondering if I simply unplugged the connector if that would take the clutch switch out of the equation.Or the sidestand switch.I havent figured out which connector it is yet.same question- disconnect the connector and it wont interfere? I realize the bike could be started in gear and lurch forward with these switches bypassed.After dying about 5 times yesterday finally the bike did move forward which is a mistake with no brakes.If the safety switches were the problem why would it have ever moved forward. Last question the brake switch from the brake lever side of the brake master cylinder was plugged into a connector on the 82, now transplanted to the 81 lever and all.It has a blue with yellow stripe and a brown, both with bullet connectors.There is no female bullet inside the headlight to plug the blue yellow into,and there are at least 2 brown female places to plug the brown one into.I dont know if it matters which brown I plug into.I have no place for the blue yellow. Is this switch to activate the brake light? For sure it needs to work if so.Plus I dont need another safety switch interfering.I am so happy to have a running bike.All I need is brakes.All input appreciated. one last thing, the clutch switch has the blue yellow switch and connects to a green connector.On the 82 the brake switch had the blue yellow and green connector.confusing.