One more queston on the grey wire
Posted February 21, 2003 - 05:54 AM
Posted February 21, 2003 - 06:33 AM
Posted February 21, 2003 - 07:21 AM
Posted February 21, 2003 - 07:26 AM
Posted February 21, 2003 - 05:26 PM
03 WR450FR-picked up on 2/3/03 6 miles and no key problems but runs like crap .
Posted February 23, 2003 - 04:38 AM
Posted February 23, 2003 - 05:19 AM
Its for the 250 but its all the same info.
Posted February 23, 2003 - 07:02 AM
Everyone mentions cutting the greywire, can't you just pull it from the connector.
It's easy to pull the pin out of the connector. I did that in case I chose the wrong wire. Depress the tab with a small screwdriver and pull.
Posted February 25, 2003 - 11:57 AM
Posted February 25, 2003 - 12:50 PM
I don't know if cutting the grey wire does that much on anything post 2001. Some say they can feel the improvement. I on the other hand had a great running bike prior to mod and a great running bike after mod. In other words, I couldn't tell any difference.
Posted February 25, 2003 - 01:59 PM
Posted February 25, 2003 - 03:19 PM
Posted February 25, 2003 - 04:05 PM
Took a good look at your 03' WR450 pic and I have some questions for mods on my own 03' WR450. They are: 1.) What is the function of the wiring running down to the bottom of the license plate, is that a Baja Designs plate frame ? 2.) what is the function of the white plastic brace on the front fender, does it prevent fender bag scratches, who makes it ? and 3.) where did you get that nifty map case for the front number plate, and who embossed your race numbers on that bag ? Good looking bike Jim. Love my WR450 too.
Posted February 26, 2003 - 10:53 AM
Your at altitude. Have you done a rejet yet on your WR450? Im not as high as you, but mine's a little soft at low rpms.
Posted February 26, 2003 - 11:58 AM
Posted February 26, 2003 - 03:25 PM
The wires to the license plate go to 2 Litn bolts. They are license plate bolts that have a small replaceable bulb in them. Since the stock tailight doesn't have a plate light and there wasn't really much room for a standard type thats what I went with. The plate holder is a Baja unit that I cut it down to the vertical width of our Michigan license plate. I had it that way on my 426 and never got any hassle. The 450 is hard to do a real nice light/plate set up. I am looking for other ways. The number plate bag is called a glove box. Again I had one on the 426 and it was very handy. I think it came from Baja or A H Machlaughin (sp). The numbers are regular side plate #'s. You can put a clear over them it you want more protection. The front fender item is a fender brace. I don't use it for that specifically. I fill up a small camera bag with tools, and lay it on the brace and slide the bag way back up against the bottom of the number plate. Then I put 2 cheap nylon dog collars under the fender brace, and burn new holes in them so the collars hold the tool bag in place tightly. Then I cut off the ends of the collars and burn them so they don't fray.
Posted February 27, 2003 - 04:24 PM
Posted February 27, 2003 - 04:57 PM
Posted February 27, 2003 - 06:51 PM
After seeing that pic of the grey wire in that grey connector, I checked mine out. (I know, all this time and I just now got around to it... )
Mine, a '99WR, is different. If I follow the wire bundle coming out of the CDI box, it quickly splits into 3 separate bundles with connectors. Here is what I see:
The grey 6-wire connector (the one shown in that pic) has: Orange, Black, Light Blue, Dark Blue, even Darker Blue w/black tracer, and Yellow.
The black 6-wire connector has: Light Green, White, Red, Brown, Pink, Dark Grey (very dark, thought it was kinda faded purple or black at first, maybe it is)
The black 2-wire connector has: Black w/white tracer, and a definite, plain-old GREY !
I cleaned them with a shot of carb cleaner to be sure, and that's what I have..???? Is it possible or likely that my grey wire is not in either 6-wire bundle, but alone with that black/white wire?
I truly don't know what, if anything, to disconnect. I always thought this would be the easiest free mod.