simple grey wire question
Posted March 06, 2003 - 03:44 PM
Now that I have my "mod" juices flowing (took me a while, eh? ) I am going to cut the grey wire.
I have located it and Im not sure how to cut it. Do I just clip it or does it come out of the plu-in somehow so if I want to put it back for some reason I can?
Posted March 06, 2003 - 04:52 PM
Posted March 06, 2003 - 05:43 PM
It can be removed from the connector by sticking something like a large paperclip straitened out (stiff wire) along side the back of the wire and pin to flatten the tab that locks it in place. This will allow the wire and pin to be removed from the connector.
IMO, It’s easiest to remove the pin on the male plug.
After it’s out, use a small piece of heat shrink or electrical tape (preferably heat shrink) to cap off (insulate) the pin.
Posted March 06, 2003 - 06:05 PM
I should have well done this by now but I have always thought "If I think my bike runs great, then why should I mess with it?"
Getting the accelarator pump to work correctly is starting to change my tune.
Thanks again guys.
Posted March 06, 2003 - 06:49 PM
Posted March 07, 2003 - 04:24 AM
Theres only 2 wires (a black and grey) going into the connector on ours.
But still, thats a good idea to protect the black wire from corossion.
Posted March 07, 2003 - 06:27 AM
Posted March 07, 2003 - 06:30 AM
Posted March 07, 2003 - 05:37 PM
Posted March 07, 2003 - 06:20 PM
P.s. Im gonna have to start adding some mods onto my signature line!
Also! Thanks everyone for all the helpful hints! There for a while I was starting to lose intrest in TT. Now its being renewed!!!
Posted March 08, 2003 - 09:39 AM
Last weekend temps here hit 42 degrees. I just completed all of my winter maintainence (such as re-grease, touch-up) along with the "Grey Wire Mod) and was really itching for a ride.
Since my '02 is not street legal, I installed the exhaust plug so I could sneak out of town, with the intention of removing it once I got to the trail. When I took off down the street, the bike had more mid to high end power than it used to WITHOUT the exhaust plug!! Wheelies were, for the first time, real controllable as the engine didn't sag out on me. WOW!!
I never did take the exhaust plug out that day since the trails were icy anyway. There was enough power all over the bandwidth to break loose on all the terrain, so it would'nt have done any good anyway. I expected a "ho-hum" puttsing around kinda ride, but damn, I had an incredibly great time. Even the 25 MPH low side (ice induced)had a certain thrill, bike kept running and I ran back, picked it up, jumped on, and resumed the ride. Damn, the ground is really hard this time of year!
I can't wait for the ground to thaw and the rear tire can hook up. In my opinion, the grey wire mod is a better performance improvment than removing the exhaust and un-restricting the air box combined!
Posted March 08, 2003 - 03:35 PM
Posted March 08, 2003 - 03:38 PM