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Wiring problems, need help!! XT600E

Hey guys!

I'm having three issues with my wiring harness "due" to my new airbox..

I need to increase the cable length of a few wires so I can place the TCI exactly where I want it!

1) The 2 cables that go to the coil.
2) The 2 cables that go to the rear pedal brake light switch.
3) The cables that go to the TCI

The 2 cables from the rear pedal brake light switch are easy!

It's the other cables that I'm concerned about...

They will all be soldered so I think there should not be any problems...
But still I need your expert opinions, will this make the TCI or the coil not work properly?

Plus, there are only two cables left to connect, one is from the neutral switch (that has one end next to the front sprocket...(it's the other end)) it's a strong blue but the other end is a lighter blue?
Did Yamaha runout of that same blue color wire? lol

Plus, I don't know if I'll bypass the side switch stand or not... if not, I also need to increase those two cables.. it does work flawlessly!


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Come on guys, I need to get this thing running.....
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I cant see any reason why the bike wouldnt run properly, as long as all your connections are clean tight and good.
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I cant see any reason why the bike wouldnt run properly, as long as all your connections are clean tight and good.
I agree. The only other consideration with lengthening or shortening wiring is whether you might be increasing or reducing a resistance that is used by an ECU for measuring purposes. This system is nothing like that sophisticated so I would say 'go ahead'.
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Thanks guys!

Well, I've been using the multimeter for the last 3- 1/2 hours and from what I've seen only one cable, an orange, that goes from the TCI to the coil is the only complete piece of cable, no splittings..

So, I think that as long as I keep that one wire one whole piece I won't be changing pretty much anything..

And pretty much the rest of all the cables that go from and to the TCI are all connected to either the fuse box, front brake light switch, headlight sign lights(rev, neutral, etc etc), the rear brake pedal light switch and one two-cable plug that connects to the stator...

I'm only adding about 25 to 30 cm of cable length...(to each cable I need to move)

Anyone know of how to calculate the resistance increase or decrease in a cable length?


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Thanks guys!

Well, I've been using the multimeter for the last 3- 1/2 hours and from what I've seen only one cable, an orange, that goes from the TCI to the coil is the only complete piece of cable, no splittings..

So, I think that as long as I keep that one wire one whole piece I won't be changing pretty much anything..

And pretty much the rest of all the cables that go from and to the TCI are all connected to either the fuse box, front brake light switch, headlight sign lights(rev, neutral, etc etc), the rear brake pedal light switch and one two-cable plug that connects to the stator...

I'm only adding about 25 to 30 cm of cable length...(to each cable I need to move)

Anyone know of how to calculate the resistance increase or decrease in a cable length?


Vando
Don't worry about it Vando, the cable size is more than capable of carrying the current involved, even when lengthened. Just make sure you use cable that is at least as big, in diameter, as the existing cable and you'll be fine. Just solder all connections. My previous comment about resistance was just theoretical anyway.
Go for it, I say.

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Thanks for the input!

it'll all have to wait until Monday because I don't have any shrink wrap.... and all the shops that sell it here in the island are closed since lunch today for the weekend

As for the cable diameters is the the outer diameter (the shell) or the diameter of the inner wiring?


I'll just change my attention to the carb..cleaning and fitting the performance Jet kit...

Thanks!
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Thanks for the input!

it'll all have to wait until Monday because I don't have any shrink wrap.... and all the shops that sell it here in the island are closed since lunch today for the weekend

As for the cable diameters is the the outer diameter (the shell) or the diameter of the inner wiring?


I'll just change my attention to the carb..cleaning and fitting the performance Jet kit...

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It's the inner wiring that matters.

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