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PMA install help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WilberM, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. WilberM

    WilberM XS650 Member

    So I'm trying to install my PMA kit from HHB and I'm having trouble getting the wiring from behind the chain out. I've already removed the master link but I can't get the link off with pliers or a flat head. Is there any other way to get the wiring out from behind the chain? Or is there a better way to get the wiring removed
  2. WilberM

    WilberM XS650 Member

    Here's a pic I'm trying to get the wire out from behind but I can't get the master link off and I can't figure out a way to work it out

    WOLFHAWK XS650 Addict

    Rotate the chain around if the master is on the sprocket

    Loosen your chain/wheel tensioner(s) to relieve stress on the master

    Use lots of penetrating fluid like PB blaster or wd40 to free up any stiffness or crud in the master link

    You don't even have to take it off all the way if it proves to be a real pain... at least just one side of the master, then put in neutral, on stand, and rotate the rear wheel to get it out of the way

    Once that's off, you should be able to slide the chain guard off the shifter shaft and remove the wire and put the nice HHB stuff in it's place
  4. WilberM

    WilberM XS650 Member

    Sweet thanks for the help! I'll be sure to try that
  5. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    You might try not messing with breaking the chain, Just loosen the axle and adjusters, slide the axle ahead. This should give you room the slip the chain off the rear sprocket. Once off the rear you should have plenty of slack to pull the chain off the front sprocket.
  6. retiredgentleman

    retiredgentleman XS650 Guru Top Contributor


    That chain is badly in need of a good cleaning. Do what you gotta do to get the master link out. Removing a master link should not be very difficult.If you plan to keep the bike, you will want to remove the chain on occasion to clean it as part of normal maintenance.

    Once the chain is off the bike, soak it over night in a pan of solvent (I use paint thinner), then re-lube it with chain lube.
  7. chalupabatman

    chalupabatman XS650 Member

    I'm having the same problem too!!
  8. payaso13

    payaso13 1978xs650

    I just took off shift guard ....not my pics 2007-10-22Wiring01.jpg

    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
  9. wally_nd

    wally_nd XS650 Member

    that guard can be removed from the shift shaft. take out that bolt you can see in the pic and there is a acorn nut on the other end. just crack that nut loose and that guard will slide off
  10. payaso13

    payaso13 1978xs650

    if you do remove bolt careful reinstalling...over tightening will snap it or strip it

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