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Old 01-13-2018, 04:03 PM
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Pickup coil wire color help

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I am in the middle of a complete pickup coil wire replacement after fighting with them for a while.

I was being smart doing one by one, splicing in at the factory splice location just outside the timing cover. On the last two (the white and blue pair) I accidentally went to fast and I have no idea what color the white turns into or the blue turns into. Itís either black or gray but not sure.

Could someone save me from my dumb error?

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:57 PM
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I donít have the option to test drive due to snow here but it seems to run/idle fine regardless of whichever way I have the wires spliced, so is it safe to say polarity doesnít matter in this case?
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:56 PM
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There are 2 white wires which I believe are common so those 2 shouldn't matter, the other 2 are the 1&4 and 2&3 trigger wires, those will matter if reversed.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:16 AM
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At the factory splice location on my bike I have orange, blue, black and gray.

From one pickup, light orange turns to orange, light blue turns to blue. I did that one correctly for sure.

The other makes no sense to me. The light blue and white switch to gray or black.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:41 PM
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I've been goin' through my pics and I know I have a pic of those connections.

I think they are on my older garage laptop gimme a few minutes and I'll see if I can find 'em.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:47 PM
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I've been goin' through my pics and I know I have a pic of those connections.

I think they are on my older garage laptop gimme a few minutes and I'll see if I can find 'em.
Awesome thanks
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This might help:

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:18 PM
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Lil blurry . . .

... but hope this helps


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... but hope this helps


Perfect! Thanks a ton.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:34 AM
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You're welcome. I exposed these connections when I separated the Neutral switch wire from the harness and put it in a harness of its own so moisture from rain or washing the bike wouldn't cause a shunt to the pick-up coil wires. I was curious how the stock connections were made under the silicone sheath.
Crimped non-insulated butt connectors with marine heat shrink tubing is the way to go and then slide the silicone sheath back over.

Soldering the wires leads to brittleness from the heat and the vibrations from the bike wreak havoc on the connections.
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