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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
Trainee Sport Tourer
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: southern RI/MA border
Posts: 35
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!
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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!)
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