Why won't my hour meter work on my 08 yz450f?

3 replies to this topic
  • colerlone

Posted March 23, 2016 - 04:45 PM


I have the same one on my quad, and it works fine on it. Even tested this one on my quad. Foes it have to do with having 2 wires going to the plug that you're supposed to wrap it around? I even split those wires and tried each one individually. Is there another wire somewhere else that would work?

  • pomoco

Posted March 23, 2016 - 05:22 PM


Wrap the wire around the top of the coil.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • grayracer513

Posted March 23, 2016 - 07:19 PM


That's right.  Your 450 uses a "stick coil".  The plug boot and coil are one unit.  The exposed wires at the spark plug connector are low voltage primary side leads.  You have to wind around the coil itself.  Sometimes you can make it work by winding around the top, under the connector, but over the seal.  If not, run the meter wire under the seal and go around it there.

  • colerlone

Posted April 09, 2016 - 06:40 PM


I tried but it was too tighg, works perfect on my 13

Related Content

WR Camshaft Swap Info - last post by jamesm113

WR Camshaft Swap Info

  • 0 replies

Is it worth it? (Cam and High compression piston) by macgi77

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • Hot  36 replies

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies

Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply

yz250x vs 450 4t comparisons (preferably desert riding) needed by JakeNorthrupYZ450F

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   Yamaha 2-Stroke
  • 9 replies

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.