• So I started disassembly to replace rear shock and came across the dreaded...

    So I started disassembly to replace rear shock - and came across the dreaded "yellow wire" meltdown. I was able to pull the connections out, and ordered the yellow wire fix kit. Question for the group - how do you know which wires go where? Plug was a melted mess, so I wasn't able to keep track. Any info greatly appreciated. Looked over full wiring schematic - I'll never be able to follow it :)

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    • Just add extra wire when soldiering wires together about 4 inches of the same gauge and you won't have a hard time opening the battery cover..

    • Doesn't matter which yellow wire attaches to which, but if going back with a plug, put dielectric grease in there... Also, I've just been using good solid connectors and had no issues unless the wires were heavily overheated and turned green inside the insulation...

    • Man ive sho nuff got some projects going on too

    • Yup, what Thom said. Check your stator while your at it. Meter each yellow (unplugged) and check to ground. Should have no continuity to ground on either of the three yellow wires.

    • The lower the resistance the better if ohming those wires, high ohms is high resistance, therefore wire has bit the dust

    • Old one out!

    • New one in!

    • lot of fun taking the old out ,and putting the new in huh :P !??? lol, great job, she's going to feel like a brand new Bike ;) !

    • Man that was a bear. I basically sat on the bike to compress Spring, and then got off quickly lifted the back end of the bike up one-handed reached in and pulled the bolt and flipped the top of the shock under the seat mount. To to put new one in, I put bike on center stand and let the tire go all the way down. Then I used a piece of board to lever the tire and shock mount up into place and slid the bottom bolt in. Fun doing it by yourself. ;)

    • i hear ALL that, but instead, i put a 2x4 under the center stand, waaaaay easier :P, i learneded the hard way :P lololol