The three yellow wires (again)...


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The three yellow wires (again)...

Post by ride dont hide » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:31 pm



Hi Guys. A new to me 85 Aspencade has had the "yellow wire" plug eliminated. Is it normal for these wires to get warm right after start-up? Bike wants to die abruptly when it feels like it and trying to trace why. Dog bone replaced with 30 amp blade. Starts right up and I did the wire wiggle when running and nothing will cause it to stop running. Anything common to these to cause it? Stepping up from my 83 that I put 100,000 miles on and not familiar with this one yet. Thank you for any help thrown my way.



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Re: The three yellow wires (again)...

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 pm

There would be a lot of current running through them on start up and shortly after, but I would possibly check them by (presuming they have been soldered together) removing the heat shrink and checking for a good connection or any corrosion and fix as necessary.

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Re: The three yellow wires (again)...

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:58 pm

The 3 yellow wires are for the charging system, have nothing to do with the running except keeping the battery charged. The pulse generator connections have a tendency to get loose which would cause it to die abruptly, bad PGs, bad kill switch, or lots of other reasons, but not the stator wires.

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Re: The three yellow wires (again)...

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:24 pm

The bike wanting to stop - as mentioned could be many reasons - maybe fuel delivery, or lack of air, lack of spark...



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