Main Motorcycle: 1971 Bonneville
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Other Motorcycle: 1962 T100SS
Extra Motorcycle: 1972 TR6R
Don't turn those barrel adjusters - those are for synchronizing the two cables to one another. It looks like you twisted the throttle open and then, when you released the grip, it closed back forward but the cable didn't take back up the tension? Maybe? If so then your slides may be stuck open. If that didn't happen, how did the cables come out? If it is the case then you need to unstick them - start by removing the tops of the carbs, maybe, and spraying carb cleaner in there AND push them back down (though the carb bodies may be/probably are warped, which is a separate issue). Start by pushing them shut and hoping maybe there's dust in there. How long has it been since it ran? At all and on any regular basis?
as for the switches, it depends on the specific year. what's the number on the engine case (and left frame downtube, if they don't match)? go to classicbike.biz to look at an owners' manual and shop manual; they'll both have wiring diagrams and the owners' manual (if they have one) will have labels on the controls.
sorry: somehow missed your labels the first time. the toggles are for the blinker and for the high beams, I think, so your right-hand toggle is for the high beams (keeps it on, while the button just flashes it). one of the buttons on the left-hand side is a kill switch (the top one, I think) and the other is unused. unless I'm wrong and/or if it's been rewired.
Last edited by therabbithole; 11-14-2012 at 04:31 PM.