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Where do i plug in the power adaptor, so I dont have to worry about using the choke when the bike gets cold?

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    • 1 Fotolia.com"> where do i plug in the power adaptor, so I dont ha - install-motorcycle-cigarette-lighter-1.1-800x800.jpg If the battery is installed under the seat, loosen and remove the hex bolts holding the seat in place, and remove the seat from the motorcycle. If the battery is mounted under a side battery cover, pry the battery cover from the motorcycle to expose the battery.
    • 2 Strip one-half inch of insulation from one end of the black wire and one end of the red wire. Place a ring terminal over the stripped ends of the black and red wires, and crimp the terminals to the respective wires.
    • 3 Place the positive wire from the weatherproof socket into one of the holes in the first splice connector. Place the free end of the red wire into the splice connector, and crimp the connector to make the electrical connection.
    • 4 Place the negative wire from the weatherproof socket into one of the holes in the second splice connector. Place the free end of the black wire into the splice connector, and crimp the connector to make the electrical connection.
    • 5 Loosen and remove the retaining nut on the positive battery terminal. Place the ring terminal attached to the red wire over the terminal screw, and replace and tighten the positive battery terminal retaining nut. Loosen and remove the retaining nut on the negative battery terminal. Place the ring terminal attached to the black wire over the terminal screw, and replace and tighten the negative battery terminal retaining nut.
    • 6 Route the power outlet to a point on the frame below the rider, and attach the outlet to the motorcycle frame using a cable tie. Use the remaining cable ties to attach the excess wire length to the frame of the motorcycle. Reinstall the battery cover or the seat when finished.

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    • 1 Fotolia.com"> If the battery is installed under the seat, loosen and remove the hex bolts holding the seat in place, and remove the seat from the motorcycle. If the battery is mounted under a side battery cover, pry the battery cover from the motorcycle to expose the battery.
    • 2 Strip one-half inch of insulation from one end of the black wire and one end of the red wire. Place a ring terminal over the stripped ends of the black and red wires, and crimp the terminals to the respective wires.
    • 3 Place the positive wire from the weatherproof socket into one of the holes in the first splice connector. Place the free end of the red wire into the splice connector, and crimp the connector to make the electrical connection.
    • 4 Place the negative wire from the weatherproof socket into one of the holes in the second splice connector. Place the free end of the black wire into the splice connector, and crimp the connector to make the electrical connection.
    • 5 Loosen and remove the retaining nut on the positive battery terminal. Place the ring terminal attached to the red wire over the terminal screw, and replace and tighten the positive battery terminal retaining nut. Loosen and remove the retaining nut on the negative battery terminal. Place the ring terminal attached to the black wire over the terminal screw, and replace and tighten the negative battery terminal retaining nut.
    • 6 Route the power outlet to a point on the frame below the rider, and attach the outlet to the motorcycle frame using a cable tie. Use the remaining cable ties to attach the excess wire length to the frame of the motorcycle. Reinstall the battery cover or the seat when finished.
Instructions
    • 1 Fotolia.com"> where do i plug in the power adaptor, so I dont ha - install-motorcycle-cigarette-lighter-1.1-800x800.jpgll-motorcycle-cigarette-lighter-1.1-800x800.jpg" alt="install-motorcycle-cigarette-lighter-1.1-800x800.jpg" class="h_mi" /> If the battery is installed under the seat, loosen and remove the hex bolts holding the seat in place, and remove the seat from the motorcycle. If the battery is mounted under a side battery cover, pry the battery cover from the motorcycle to expose the battery.
    • 2 Strip one-half inch of insulation from one end of the black wire and one end of the red wire. Place a ring terminal over the stripped ends of the black and red wires, and crimp the terminals to the respective wires.
    • 3 Place the positive wire from the weatherproof socket into one of the holes in the first splice connector. Place the free end of the red wire into the splice connector, and crimp the connector to make the electrical connection.
    • 4 Place the negative wire from the weatherproof socket into one of the holes in the second splice connector. Place the free end of the black wire into the splice connector, and crimp the connector to make the electrical connection.
    • 5 Loosen and remove the retaining nut on the positive battery terminal. Place the ring terminal attached to the red wire over the terminal screw, and replace and tighten the positive battery terminal retaining nut. Loosen and remove the retaining nut on the negative battery terminal. Place the ring terminal attached to the black wire over the terminal screw, and replace and tighten the negative battery terminal retaining nut.
    • 6 Route the power outlet to a point on the frame below the rider, and attach the outlet to the motorcycle frame using a cable tie. Use the remaining cable ties to attach the excess wire length to the frame of the motorcycle. Reinstall the battery cover or the seat when finished.


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SOURCE: I start bike by using choke on cold start after 2

hi nl friday,

here is a trick i learned from a friend who is a great fan of V twins.

on cold starts he usually opens the drain plug to let the carb balancer / floater set. once a few drops comes out, open the choke then start the engine. right after pushing the choke back, twist the throttle to force the jet to spray out.

hope this will work for you.

regards,

voodoo

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an 06 XL 1200 that just started choking out

This could be a variety of issue's from over choking, to bad fuel. Make sure your not leaving the choke on to long, as this can foul the plugs. Bad fuel could cause this, as water or other contaminents get into the float bowl and don't affect the enrichment ports due to fuel bypassing the float bowl. This would lead to the bike running worse as the enrichment knob is pushed back in. Last but not lease, could also be an electrical related issue due to the bike warming up and causing a short or open as stuff expands. I would change your plugs, then drain the float bowl into a clear glass jar to examine contents. if fuel and spark seems ok, you will have to look at electrical. plug wires, crank shaft position sensor, coil. It may take someone with the tools to test these components in order to diagnose the issue. If you see that the tach (if you have one) or lights in your display's flicker, it could also be battery related. loose ground. Many possibilities.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

Porrelli
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SOURCE: 2002 650 Vstar bike hasnt been started in 1 1/2

G'day. Sounds very much like you have blockages in the carburettors- probably the main jets & emulsion tubes.
You will need to remove the carburettors, diss-assemble them & thoroughly clean them.
I thought that this link may help if you want to do it yourself.
It will show exploded diagrams of them.
http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=281601&category=motorcycles&make=YAMAHA&year=2002&fveh=6827

Particular attention to parts-8,9,10,11,& 12.
I feel sure you'll find part 11(main nozzle) will have blockages in the pin size holes in the side of it.
These are critical for proper fuel atomization. They commonly get blocked by a goup that forms in the carbies when fuel has been left in them for a long time.
I jope this has been of some help
Regards Andrew Porrelli

Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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