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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Loose wire

I found a loose yellow wire near the coolant bleeder screw under the tank and I have no idea what is for or where it is supposed to connect to.

Can you guys help me identify this wire?



sorry for the poor image quality, the tank is still on the bike and I was using a flashlight and my phone. if you need a better image just let me know and I'll get the tank off

edit: looks like the image may be upside down. a better image can be seen at http://zerodecline.com/yellowwire.jpg

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Ok, I was going through the wiring diagrams and it looks like the water temperature sensor. However, I'm not entirely sure where that connects at. Can anyone give me an idea of where to hook it up?
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it goes on top of the thermostat housing

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Yes you do have to pull the tank off to fix it.
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Thank you emtdon, that pic really helps. I was thinking that was where it went but the terminal on the end of the wire is just a c shaped connector, so I wasn't sure how it would connect there. Do you know what type of connector is in use in your pic?
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Looks like a standard female spade connector. If yours is some sort of "c" clip, it's most likely been made to work from a previous owner.
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A spade connector is what it is. I just wasn't sure of the name. It looks like the PO had just laid it on top and crimped the spade ends together. Obviously not a very good solution since it popped off.

Is the one in emtdon's pic a standard disconnect or is it a specific type of connector?
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same that was on my 750. the PO may have broken the original spade connector and just used what was on hand to crimp on a new one. Possibly used a size too big?

Also worth note, its possible that it popped of because the tab the spade connector attached to broke off. Hopefully that's not the case.

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