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Old 01-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #17
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:48 AM   #18
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:45 AM   #19
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:53 AM   #20
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Returning to the topic at hand, does anyone have a picture of this section of wiring on their 640 LC4? Mine is a 99 model (enduro).

I'm unsure if both of the ends of the yellow/red wire are to be joined and inserted into the white plastic coupling (see the empty brass fitting).
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #21
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Mine's a 99 640E too. Picture isn't too clear but there are 2 yellow/red wires on one pin and 2 brown wires on the other pin of that connector.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #22
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Mine's a 99 640E too. Picture isn't too clear but there are 2 yellow/red wires on one pin and 2 brown wires on the other pin of that connector.

That works - suspected they fell out of the connector. Not sure of the best way to get them back in it -- will soldering work here? It seems like it would need to be cleaned off prior to that, though. Any ideas?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #23
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Problems like this are difficult.

You will have to release the connector from the plug with a pick, resolder and then reinsert.

Sometimes that works. If it doesn't you will need new stuff to somehow recreate the connection.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #24
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Problems like this are difficult.

You will have to release the connector from the plug with a pick, resolder and then reinsert.

Sometimes that works. If it doesn't you will need new stuff to somehow recreate the connection.
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Have you seen any youtubes or pictoral guides on how this is done (releasing fitting from connector with a pick)?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #25
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No, you will have to use skill and imagination.
the rest if the forum can jump in anytime.

Usually there is a spring loaded clip thar retracts as it is pushed ahead, then snaps into place.

Check this out.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse...ors/0000000675

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #26
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Have you seen any youtubes or pictoral guides on how this is done (releasing fitting from connector with a pick)?
Go to an electronics, auto sparky or auto parts store & get some new spade terminals to go in the plugs, should only be a few cents. The connectors come in all different shapes & sizes but the actual terminals inside are fairly standard. Once you have the new bare terminals you'll see how they are retained.

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #27
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Go to an electronics, auto sparky or auto parts store & get some new spade terminals to go in the plugs, should only be a few cents. The connectors come in all different shapes & sizes but the actual terminals inside are fairly standard. Once you have the new bare terminals you'll see how they are retained.

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We don't have an Auto Sparky (though I wish we did - love the name!), but I will drop in at a Radio Shack and see if they still sell anything remotely close to what we are talking about.. Used to be a good place to get electronic parts, but now they are geared up as a phone dealer with a few odd audio/power cables.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #28
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Google "McMaster Carr" - they have all sorts of 12V connectors, including waterproof, so you could rewire and replace the faulty connector...

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:36 PM   #29
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radio shack does have molex connectors similar that come with the new pins and they sell the tool .. works in a pinch !
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #30
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Good news/bad news.

Good: made a tool to get the molex connector removed. It worked.





I crimped the wires back to the clip and soldered the connection too. It is snug as a bug.



More good news: it started up no problem. Warmed the engine up, then let it idle while I went over to talk with a neighbor.

About 5 minutes later I heard the bike stall out of nowhere. The headlight stays on, it just won't start. I've jiggled the connections, taken them apart and put them together. Fuses ok.

Exact same f'ing problem as before.

I want to pull my hair out. What else would randomly cause it to die? Nothing else in the battery area is loose or worn/exposed.
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