ty davis neutral elim.

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  • bonez34

Posted October 08, 2001 - 05:14 PM


is anyone using this ty davis neutral switch/wiring assembly block off plate?

i ordered it and got it in today but was wondering what to disconnect and will i need to drain oil? well not so much the oil because i got the magnetic drain bolt too along with the air filter cage ring.
any feedback?

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  • Hick

Posted October 08, 2001 - 05:30 PM


Out of curiosity why are you disconnecting the neutral sensor?

It is located just under the shift lever, black plastic with two screws and an enclosed set of wires coming from it that run along the frame towards the front of the bike, then up between the left rad. and frame, or thereabouts, up to the CDI.

So you will need to chase all those wires to find where to unplug them.

You don’t need to drain your oil, but if you ever plan on reinstalling the sensor you will need to keep the spring and tiny little rod that “operate” the sensor. If they don’t both fall out when you remove the sensor I suppose you could just leave them in there...

I guess the point is, there are two small moving parts behind the sensor, keep an eye out for them.

Finally, there is also an oring around the sensor, I’m guessing you will want to put this on the blockoff plate, unless it comes with one, to make sure it doesn’t leak.

Hope this helps.

  • jamracing

Posted October 10, 2001 - 03:27 AM


You can block it off, as long as you have a 98-99. On the newer models, this switch is actually being used by the ignition, where it retards the timing in neutral, making the bike run cooler and quieter.

01' WR426
99' YZ400
87' FZR1000
Uh, like twist the throttle...

  • Scott_F

Posted October 10, 2001 - 04:17 AM


Josh, I don't ride around in neutral...you can cut the wires on newer models also.

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  • armourbl

Posted October 10, 2001 - 09:30 PM


But what is the benefit of cutting them?


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  • dwby2kwr

Posted October 10, 2001 - 03:38 PM


Wouldn't the purpose of retarding the timing in neutral be to make it easier to start. I have alway had better luck starting it in neutral but thought it was just clutch drag or something. Had no idea there was a timing difference.

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  • MN_Kevin

Posted October 10, 2001 - 04:04 PM


I thought the neutral switch was an input to the rev limiter, lowers the limit w/ the bike in neutral...???

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  • Bill

Posted October 10, 2001 - 04:11 PM


Kev is Co-rect-o-mundo.

It has to do with limiting the RPM while in neutral for passing some sound test in Europe.


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  • bonez34

Posted October 11, 2001 - 08:27 PM


to hell with it-it's gone!

who needs neutral anyway? if you're good with the left hand it's easy to start in gear. especially downhill!


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