How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

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Re: How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

Post by Motorrad » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:03 am

Sandblaster wrote:Thanks Motorrad for your comments.
I know that many will benefit from his insights including myself.

feel free to call me out if Im wrong..
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Re: How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:05 am

Nope, your spot on.
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Re: How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

Post by Motorrad » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:35 am

should I comment on the spark plug wire end that has shown a horse or 2 on the dyno? since the stockers suck...
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Re: How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:39 am

Motorrad wrote:should I comment on the spark plug wire end that has shown a horse or 2 on the dyno? since the stockers suck...
But of course :D
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Re: How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

Post by Motorrad » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:48 am

since I got a question on what I called "tripple lock" crimpers... (what I call them.. not sure what industry term is)


here ya go.

Not all crimps and crimpers are created equal

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Jaw types.

crapy single lock (dont waste your time)

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Happy tripple lock. notice it crimps, and folds the (split) in the connector over on itself. (Or will atleast.. I cant find a picture of a fully crimped connector with these jaws)
Dont forget. Connectors are DIRECTIONAL in the crimping tool... even if it is Plastic coated... #1 rookie mistake

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Re: How to trouble shoot your KX500 electrical system.

Post by Sandblaster » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:01 am

Excellent Motorrad.
I've needed a new pair for a long time.
Now I know what to buy.
Everything else I have ever owned was J.U.N.K.
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