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Extra wires that I don't know what to do with

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eman13261, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. eman13261

    eman13261 XS650 Enthusiast

    So I bought the basic high-output ignition setup from mikes Part #14-0911. All the hardware is installed I just need to wire everything. I have a 1975 xs650 which originally had 2 ignition coils that I replaced with 1. So now i'm left with some wires from the old coils and the old rotor/trigger assembly that I don't know what to do with.

    The 2 black wires are from the trigger assembly and the 2 grey & 2 orange wires are from the old ignition coils.
    Can I just ground them to the frame or tie them off or what?

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  2. jd750ace

    jd750ace Front Toward Enemy

    I just chunked all that stuff. Hope you didn't get that massively brittle coil.
  3. eman13261

    eman13261 XS650 Enthusiast

    Sorry "chunked"? I got the dual high output ignition coil I've heard its good and I needed to replace my old ones
  4. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    When you install the Pamco you remove the coils, points, condensers. and such. So the only wires you should have left is the red/white wire that fed power to the old coils.
    To wire in the Pamco use the red/white wire that powered the old coils. On my 75 the red/white wire had a two position female plug. To wire the Pamco I made up two wires with male bullet connectors on them. Plugged these into the two female' in the red/white wire plug. I then ran one to the red wire of the Pamco, the other to one side of the coil primary side, use either one, it makes no difference. The green wire of the Pamco to the other side of the coil primary. Black to a good frame ground.
  5. eman13261

    eman13261 XS650 Enthusiast

    Okay I wasn't aware I could remove the condensers. So basically every wire except the red/white (I seem to only have a red) is not used with my new rotor and ignition coil.
  6. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    You can leave the condensers, they are mounted on the inside of the engine mount. Leaving them there is easier than tearing the mount apart to remove.
    Just tuck the wires back up inside the mount.
    Most years used a red/white wire from the engine stop switch to the coils, If a PO rewired the bike they might have substituted a red wire.
    Not much of a problem. As long as it only has power when the engine stop switch is in the run position.
  7. eman13261

    eman13261 XS650 Enthusiast

    Okay awesome thanks for the help! I just tied the orange and grey wires off for now i'm not sure what they lead to
  8. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Ok The orange and grey wires ran from the points to the coils. These wires should have come out when you pulled the points plate. Most pull the points plate out with the points on it and the wires attached.
  9. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    The double end of the orange and grey wires accepted one points wire and one condenser lead. The single ends ran to the two old coils.


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