How to hook up hourmeter?

I bought a generic digital hourmeter at the bike shop, and it says to wrap the lead around the spark plug wire, or around the dust boot on a "pencil" type spark plug cap. I assume that means the one on my 07 450F. But the dust boot only sticks up 1/2" - will it still work wrapped around that?

Anybody else have the same setup?

I would imagine the YZ is the same as the WR in this respect. The coil is actually the cap on top of the plug and that is what you wire the hour meter around. I put 3 to 4 winds around it and used a pair of zip ties to keep it in place. That's it.

I would imagine the YZ is the same as the WR in this respect. The coil is actually the cap on top of the plug and that is what you wire the hour meter around. I put 3 to 4 winds around it and used a pair of zip ties to keep it in place. That's it.

+1 :thumbsup:

I bought a generic digital hourmeter at the bike shop, and it says to wrap the lead around the spark plug wire, or around the dust boot on a "pencil" type spark plug cap. I assume that means the one on my 07 450F. But the dust boot only sticks up 1/2" - will it still work wrapped around that?

Anybody else have the same setup?

I don't have an hour meter, but I'm betting it's the same as the install for the tach lead on the trailtech vapor (minus the ground wire). Look at option 4 on page two of this PDF.

I don't have an hour meter, but I'm betting it's the same as the install for the tach lead on the trailtech vapor (minus the ground wire). Look at option 4 on page two of this PDF.

That is EXACTLY how...nice example :thumbsup:

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Thanks, got it hooked up. The wire wouldn't fit beneathe the dust cap, so i wrapped it around between the dust cap and the power connector, and put a couple wraps of electrical tape on it. Worked good - until....

I ran the bike out of gas and it was a mother to restart. Got it fired and then took it down the road 1/4 mile and it coughed a couple times and died. I was kicking and cranking and i noticed the hourmeter wasn't flashing its little hourglass - Is that an indication that the plug fouled?

I tried a spark tester and it sparked and the hourmeter flashed. Just ran out of ambition before I tried to figure out how to get the plug out.

Edit - some dummy didn't check to see if the coil feed wire was hooked up correctly, and it lost contact - that is why the hourmeter wasn't picking up a coil signal...

Thanks for the help

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Here is a short video we made going over the installation process of our tach / hour meters. We get a lot of inquires asking how to do it...so we decided to make a video to simplify things :smirk:

...Eric

Here is a short video we made going over the installation process of our tach / hour meters. We get a lot of inquires asking how to do it...so we decided to make a video to simplify things :p

...Eric

Yup but no need to post it in every forum/thread :smirk:

were is everyone putting the hour meter?

were is everyone putting the hour meter?

I don't need to constantly look at the thing so I zip tied it to the subframe over the top of the airbox. May move it to the inside of the airbox door at some point just so it's more easily accessible.

Eric at Works Connection - thank you for post the link about the hour meter mounting! Great advice because I have seen many mounted wrong and fall off.

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