Trainee Sport Tourer
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: southern RI/MA border
S6 Spider bite
Just got bit yesterday. High beam indicator on with turn signal indicators. Yep, thanks to research done on the other FJR site, I knew exactly what to do and take the left faring off and solder that sucker! Thanks mcatrophy!!
I thought my inspection of all spiders and applying electrical contact grease would have prevented this, but NO!
I believe even a clean connection is just not good enough and these connectors are just not rated for the amperage of 22+ amps!!
Do all of yourselves a favor and cut these buggers off and solder them up now! I also crimped on a solder-less cap as you should not rely just on solder for the reasons of heat. You do not want to have your lights and engine cut out on a dark country road.
I did have the S6 Yamaha recall done, but they need to address the S6 and probably all of them!
MA South coast rider
2006 FJR1300AE another legend of Yamaha
XS850SG (just sold this restored classic w/ 50K)
other than acid drips on electrical connectors and lousy brake lines, great shaftie of its time!
'82 Virago (not Yammies best work) sold
'78 XS 400 Special (great starter bike!)