That's an early model TS185 and I don't have much experience with them. I have two TS185ER models, which are a bit different, but I have about 25 old Suzuki's in my shed (as Walkabout said). If the wiring has been all chopped up, as you said, it's very hard to "talk" someone through a fix. It sounds to me that you already have a good handle on the basic electrics. I would, however, check the woodruff key, as I suggested in a previous post. It locks the flywheel to the crank and can shear off. The bike should not need a battery to run, but will blow bulbs and fuses without one to act as a buffer to high voltages.
Stator Spec: (One end of the coil windings must be grounded to stator.)
Exciter coil (black/red wire): 200ohms
Pulser coil (red/white wire): 67 ohms
Daytime charge coil: 0.1ohm
Nighttime Charge coil: 0.6ohm
Lighting coil: 0.3ohm
These electrical components are the same for the TS250 and TS185 of this era. That makes finding parts a bit easier.
Good luck and let us know how it pans out.
Nigel in NZ
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