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i need some serious help re wiring my vanguard vtwin. there are so may wires for saftey switches and wires i just dont need. how do i wirre it up to start, shutoff, and charge my battery?
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There is a diagram in the thread right above this one... Anything specific that you are not seeing?


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PostSubject: Re: need help re wiring 18 hp briggs vanguard vtwin   need help re wiring 18 hp briggs vanguard vtwin Icon_minitimeJanuary 8th 2014, 9:30 pm

yes i havent had an exact answer to my problem. ive looked at wiring diagrams online but they always seem to complicated for me to figure out. is there just an easy way of wiring it up just to run shut off and charge the battery? ive seen wiring diagrams on the single cyl briggs and it looks easy but i have a voltage regulator on my motor. so im stumped.
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Use the diagrams online and just ignore everything other than the kill wire and the charge wire. Make sure you tape everything off that is not connected though. Don't want to make sparks or let any magic smoke out!


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thanks ill try it! but my next question is what do i do about the voltage regulator? i have no lights on my rig and im getting rid of all the saftey switches. is there really any use for the voltage reg?
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Look at the wiring diagram on the internet that's your best bet lol I donn't know a lot about wiring.
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ill trace the wires from the voltage regulator to see where they go and if i dont need them ill just disconnect it. ill try and do my best thanks guys for the tips! afro 
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Personally, I just run a hot wire from positive battery terminal to one solenoid post and a line from the other post to the starter nut. Then either a momentary switch or push button between the terminals. Make sure it's a decently large gauge of wire to carry your current. Then if you have accessories you can either run them off of your charging wire coming from under your flywheel. Or splice them into your hot battery wire.
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That's a good idea. I'll do that but I'm still stumped on what to do with the voltage regulator :/ idk whether to disconnect it or keep it lol
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That's a good idea. I'll do that but I'm still stumped on what to do with the voltage regulator :/ idk whether to disconnect it or keep it lol

I think that's to keep from frying stuff and things. I've never had one and if I did, well I don't anymore. I'd pull it and hold onto it. But don't hold me to it doing nothing. All an engine needs to run is air fuel and spark. If it got air going in the intake, fuel filling the bowl and the starter spinning they flywheel to to give the stator spark you should be golden.
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Ok thanks I think ill trace the wires and see where they go and go from there and if I need to I'll pull it and save it for another rig. Thanks!
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You should keep you regulator in the system because it was designed to be regulated. The wire from the alternator plugs into the regulator. Then the regulator output (usually red or black wire with red or white plastic plug) runs to the positive side of the starter solenoid. This will charge your batter and keep it happy. Wink 

Sounds like the only other things you need are a starting circuit and a kill switch.  Cool 
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I had a opposing twin b&s engine that fryed got a new 22 hp vtwin don't know where the wires go it has a different plug in can anyone help ?
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I had a opposing twin b&s engine that fryed got a new 22 hp vtwin don't know where the wires go it has a different plug in can anyone help ?

Hi fr! Welcome to the forum!

If you start your own thread, and include some pictures of both engines, it would likely result in better responses.

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