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1983 XV500 TCI connection problem (Mexico)

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Johncore15
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1983 XV500 TCI connection problem (Mexico)

Post by Johncore15 » Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:09 am

Hello everyone

I'm restoring a 1983 yamaha xv500 and I just bought the original tci, but I have a problem connecting it, because I don't have the side stand relay or the starter cutout relay. I would like to know if it is possible to connect it without those two relays, because I cannot identify how the tci connections go

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Re: 1983 XV500 TCI connection problem (Mexico)

Post by faffi » Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:08 am

The answer is yes, because you can strip off a lot of stuff and still have a working bike. Not sure what is required, though, but I suspect you need to short the wires going to the relays. If you search "barebones Virago" you should get several hits. Perhaps not for your 500, but the principles will be the same.
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