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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2007, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Electrical Problems

I have an '88 KLR 650.I replaced the old wiring harness with a new one.I now have no power to the coil or to the CDI.All the connections were the same but the wiring colors changed,is there a difference with the harnesses? I made the big mistake of throwing out the old one,which worked but had some corrosion at some of the connectors.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-26-2007, 08:06 PM
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You can do a search on www.ronayers.com and check the #'s of an 88 and what ever year the new harness is. I think they are the same.

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I thank ya but their online microfiche gives me the same part # that I ordered when I was told that my year was no longer available so I ordered I believe a '02 harness.Everything except the ignition works,lights, tail light, turn sigs,brake light,hi/lo beam, horn, kill switch,starter switch.I had just had the engine top end redone and I think that maybe the machinist might had messed up my stator wires,maybe.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-27-2007, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I figured it out.In 1990 and later the CDI has an additional wire the comes out of it,and that plugs into the harness.I saw the additional wire but I thought it was just an accessory wire.The old harness didn't have that wire so I just assumed that it was accessory only,I then read in the Clymer manual that it was added in '90 and on bikes for the CDI,so now I have to get a newer CDI.I love updating old machines

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It seems like you could bypass that wire some way to avoid a new cdi, afterall it ran before with/without that wire.

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YA,I would think so, but I am not an electrical wiz,so I will not try to make things worse by trying to fix it.I will just update the CDI and be done with it!!

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