Grey wire?

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  • ouch1

Posted October 05, 2001 - 01:40 PM


What do you guys mean by "no grey wire"?

  • ButtonFly

Posted October 06, 2001 - 05:56 AM


THere is a gray wire leading into a wiring harness under the gas that goes to the ignition module on US models. This wire somehow controls the midrange to make the bike quieter, so it can pass sound tests, at the expense of midrange power. By pulling the gray wire out of the connector, it is possible to gain a midrange boost, which is quite noticable. Do search on it, and I'll bet you could learn more, and even how to do it.

  • ouch1

Posted October 06, 2001 - 06:20 AM


Thanks for the info!!!!!!!

  • Scott_in_KC

Posted October 06, 2001 - 11:20 AM



Where do you ride dude? I'm in the 'hood as well. We have a good group of guys that ride weekly...well, they ride weekly, I try to ride weekly. Just got my WR a few weeks ago. Man, what rocket this thing is once unplugged!


Posted October 11, 2001 - 03:54 AM


CUT HERE......


Roost on....

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  • aftershock

Posted October 11, 2001 - 04:18 AM


YAMAKAZE, is the grey wire next to the yellow wire in your photo?

  • ButtonFly

Posted October 11, 2001 - 07:17 AM


Yes. That is the correct wire. Consider pulling the wire out of the connector rather than cutting it. It is replaceable like that. It is a little harder, but you can change in back.

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  • Rocky

Posted October 11, 2001 - 07:35 AM


This applies to 99 WR also?


Posted October 11, 2001 - 08:35 AM


The Yellow wire is NOT part of the 2 wire bundle, it just looks like it. The bundle is the Black wire with the white stripe and the gray wire. Cut the gray one. Some people push the pin out of the connector, I just cut it and placed a terminator on the cut ends to protect them and prevent a short.

This is a 99 WR400F, The wiring harness is the same throughout the different models.

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  • aftershock

Posted October 11, 2001 - 10:36 AM


Thanks guys, can't be anymore simple than that.

  • Rocky

Posted October 11, 2001 - 11:22 AM


After cutting the Grey wire, is there a need to make any jetting changes?


  • MN_Kevin

Posted October 11, 2001 - 12:38 PM


No jetting required!! Posted Image

'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, Mobil 1 15W-50.


Posted October 17, 2001 - 08:04 PM


Howdy could I put a toggle switch on it to turn the extra power on and off while riding? And would it be safe fo the engine to do this.???Thanks JIM wr426- 01



Posted October 18, 2001 - 06:05 AM


You could easily splice in a toggle switch, many did when this MOD was first discussed due to fear that it would screw something up. I think most of them have removed the switches. It won't hurt the MAP but I don't think that I would advise operating the switch while the motor is running. Electrical spikes and surges are never good in any circumstance.

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1999 WR 400F:
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