Posted May 11, 2006 - 03:03 AM
Posted May 11, 2006 - 05:23 AM
The large, 6-pin connector in the center is the one. You can see that I pulled the pin back out of the connector (didn't cut anything) and folded the wire back into the black plastic sleeve around the wire harness. No need to insulate it or anything, it just goes to ground anyway. If you do it this way, it can always be restored to the stock configuration. Not sure why anyone would, though.
You'll see that the space on the connector is now filled with a bit of black silicone for waterproofing.
Posted May 11, 2006 - 06:39 AM
Posted May 11, 2006 - 07:58 AM
By the way yamahaxt, was that you last saturday out at the mounds hitting those doubles? I allready thought your bike was modded from the way you were riding!
Posted May 11, 2006 - 06:36 PM
Posted May 11, 2006 - 08:24 PM
My understanding was that the "grey wire" was put in to retard the timing through the mid-range to help the bike run better with the half-throttle stop and to help with emmissions. If that's true, wouldn't disconnecting it help the mid-range performance once you start running a YZ-spec throttle stop?
I'm new to this whole dirtbike world and absolutely LOVE my WR450! I have about 7 hours on the bike and just picked up the AIS Removal Kit from my dealer. I think I want to install a switch with my grey-wire mod... just the way I am.
I can't wait to see how much difference there really is!
BTW, thanks for all of the great info on this forum!
Posted May 11, 2006 - 09:31 PM
Posted May 12, 2006 - 01:57 AM
Posted May 12, 2006 - 03:08 AM
Posted May 12, 2006 - 03:11 AM
Posted May 12, 2006 - 05:17 AM
I've never been the "rip it up" type of rider. I am mostly enjoying the view. So I don't really need to go 90mph. That isn't much fun for me. I tend to prefer single track trails through the desert. I'm not going that fast.
If I were riding in other areas, it might be different. I can see the need to have a grey wire switch.
I still have my pipe and jets installed, so I am sure I am getting much more power than stock, especially off idle where the grey wire doesn't matter.
I did notice how smoothly I went up hills. The bike has the torque and I didn't worry so much about throttle/clutch mistakes.
Cutting the grey wire is a preference I guess.
Posted May 12, 2006 - 10:10 PM
Push the wire out and block the hole with sealant, like in the pic someone (sorry) provided. The looms on the 06 are on the right side but the grey wire is in the middle of the clear plug, same position.
Definitely more of a hit from Mid to high RPM - anyone for clearing doubles?
Yes, the gray wire is an earth that is read at CDI power up (switch on) and connot be switched "on the go". To have a "dual" curve readily available you have to go to an aftermarket system such as Vortex. Now, they have some really smooth selectable curves as well as FULL POWER mode at the flick of a switch. Specially made for YZs and WRs too...
Posted May 13, 2006 - 10:45 PM
Any pictures of the Grey Wire on the WR450 2006? So I can disconnect it.
06 450F CDI with Grey Wire disconnected:
P.S. No need to remove CDI! I had mine off for other reasons.
1. Pull apart connectors (grey wire is in centre of clear one)
2. Push on wire PIN with flat blade screw driver OR depress inside retaining clip and gently pull wire - it will pop out
3. Seal with silicone - mine is white in pic.
4. Tape or shrink wrap the exposed Grey Wire (mine is shown bare)
5. Re-fasten plugs and reassemble bike
PRESTO - grey wire Mod
Posted June 01, 2006 - 09:13 AM
I am looking for a picture of the grey wire for my WR426 01.
Posted July 06, 2006 - 01:30 PM