Specifics needed for installing hour meter


5 replies to this topic
  • neevothespaniel

Posted June 18, 2007 - 12:46 AM

#1

I was after some info on installing an hour meter on my YZ450F (2005). I want to make it as discreet as possible and have 2 questions:

1. Where is the best place to ground (earth) the hour meter. There is a metal loop on the end, is there a bolt that I can undo to bolt the earth to the frame?

2. I am going to wire it into the kill switch, could someone confirm that I splice the wire into the black wire with the grey stripe through it?

Pictures would be awesome to help me picture it. For those that might need it the hour meter is a motominder.

Thanks in advance.

  • kxman

Posted June 18, 2007 - 02:14 AM

#2

My hour meter is made by Sendec so it may be different from yours. Mine has no ground wire. There is only one wire and it wraps around the sparkplug cap a few times. I mounted mine in the crossbar pad. What year is your bike?

  • neevothespaniel

Posted June 18, 2007 - 03:25 AM

#3

I just went ahead and mounted it. I grounded it on the mount for the radiator and hooked it into the kill switch wire with the grey line on it.

Fired the bike up and the thing light up with 0.0 hours on it. I ran it for a couple of minutes as per the instructions but I assume it didn't run for long enough to log any time.

Does this sound right to anyone?

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  • Qwik Gixxer

Posted June 18, 2007 - 07:48 AM

#4

Run the bike for at least 6 minutes (.10 hours) and you should know if its working. It has power at least. Thats a good start

  • stock510

Posted June 18, 2007 - 07:01 PM

#5

I just went ahead and mounted it. I grounded it on the mount for the radiator and hooked it into the kill switch wire with the grey line on it.

Fired the bike up and the thing light up with 0.0 hours on it. I ran it for a couple of minutes as per the instructions but I assume it didn't run for long enough to log any time.

Does this sound right to anyone?


Yeah thats right, is it a motominder brand?

I have one and at first it wont remember the date like its supposed to but once you have an hour or two on it the date it was installed magically appears and is 100% accurate.

  • neevothespaniel

Posted June 19, 2007 - 12:17 AM

#6

Yeah thats right, is it a motominder brand?

I have one and at first it wont remember the date like its supposed to but once you have an hour or two on it the date it was installed magically appears and is 100% accurate.


Yep its a motominder. Sounds like I lucked out with the install. Looks like a sweet unit.





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