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So I have a 2001 RG w/Magnetti Marreli fuel injection. I am sending a bunch of parts out for powdercoating including the camchest cover. I have a service manual and it tells me that in order to remove the cam position sensor that I will have to do quite a bit of work to pull one of the harness' forward from the side panel and then remove wires from connector. This is a lot of work and I don't want to disturb parts of the wire harness that I don't need to. There are 3 wires running to this sensor and I am considering cutting them and placing a 3 position connector in line in order to splice them back together. Any words of wisdom here ?

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So I have a 2001 RG w/Magnetti Marreli fuel injection. I am sending a bunch of parts out for powdercoating including the camchest cover. I have a service manual and it tells me that in order to remove the cam position sensor that I will have to do quite a bit of work to pull one of the harness' forward from the side panel and then remove wires from connector. This is a lot of work and I don't want to disturb parts of the wire harness that I don't need to. There are 3 wires running to this sensor and I am considering cutting them and placing a 3 position connector in line in order to splice them back together. Any words of wisdom here ?

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Are you sure the sensor is there?? Some of the '01s had them, some later ones did not, my '01 ultra classic did not.

I don't see any reason you can't splice in a connector as long as you do a decent job of it.

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Ya, sensor is definitely there. I just want to replace cam chest cover, but with wires running through it and no disconnect in sight, I may be forced to cut it and splice a connector back in.
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Ya, sensor is definitely there. I just want to replace cam chest cover, but with wires running through it and no disconnect in sight, I may be forced to cut it and splice a connector back in.
That's how I done mine cut the cable, and soldered so the joint was in the cam chest.

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That's how I done mine cut the cable, and soldered so the joint was in the cam chest.


Thanks Bigtrev. My only reason for wanting to put a connector in line was that so if in the future I decide to change covers again or if sensor should happen to go ou it would make it easier.

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Thanks Bigtrev. My only reason for wanting to put a connector in line was that so if in the future I decide to change covers again or if sensor should happen to go ou it would make it easier.

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Do you know of a connector that's easy to take apart, that will fit through the hole in the cam chest cover.

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Thanks Bigtrev. My only reason for wanting to put a connector in line was that so if in the future I decide to change covers again or if sensor should happen to go ou it would make it easier.

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OK, not sure if anyone else has done the cut and splice on cam position sensor, but DON'T do it. I did it, I did a clean solder and heat shrink job, and now I am heading into replacing it with a new one that stretches through the main harness all the way to the right side cover, which is what I was trying to avoid in the first place. It seems as though I somehow changed the resistance in the wiring and that may be affecting the signal, therefore causing bike to run poorly and die frequently.

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OK, not sure if anyone else has done the cut and splice on cam position sensor, but DON'T do it. I did it, I did a clean solder and heat shrink job, and now I am heading into replacing it with a new one that stretches through the main harness all the way to the right side cover, which is what I was trying to avoid in the first place. It seems as though I somehow changed the resistance in the wiring and that may be affecting the signal, therefore causing bike to run poorly and die frequently.

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You must have done some thing wrong or I must have been very lucky then I've done it on 3 different bikes now,believe it or not soldering electric cables is quite common
Of course it is possible to remove the pins from the connector plug if you want to.

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Remove the pins is what I shall do now. It could be that one of my solder connections is suspect, don't really know, but it was a very limited space to splice 3 wires and get them shrink wrapped correctly.

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