Hi all and hope everyone has had a good summer of riding!
Got a question for other xb600 owners...those who've been into those bullet connectors at the junction of the controller to the motor wires...down under the seat bucket. I took my seat bucket off today just to see if I might find a way to lower the latch since the back of my seat has never sat all the way down firm since I've had my xb600. Anyway, while I had the seat bucket out I noticed the bullet connectors and group of wires where they are strapped to the frame...where the controller wires connect to the other wires. There are three bullet connectors covered in hard green clear plastic there...those three are part of the group going to the motor. I noticed one of them was "black" (indicating heating) inside the insulation so I tried unplugging it and of course it broke. Just the "male" side broke. So I pulled out the broken piece, cleaned up the female side and since I didn't have a replacement bullet connector I just soldered the connection back and covered it with shrink wrap insulation. Figured I'd just replace it with a new bullet connector sometime when I have to pull the controller loose. Anyway, worked fine but I checked after riding a few minutes and notice that those wires in the area of those connections get pretty warm. Obviously there's resistance created with those bullet connectors...and the one I soldered should be even less I think. Nonetheless, I would expect some heat buildup. But, again they seemed to get pretty warm...not too hot to touch...but good and warm. Just wondering if anyone else has felt these wires in that area after riding and if yours gets warm like that too. Looks to me like they should have used bigger wires going to the motor and better connectors...but, I've had no problem with them so maybe that resistance is no problem. Like I said just noticed this when I was doing something else. Note that you can reach right under up to the frame and feel these wires where they're tied to the frame so if someone might be kind enough to do that after a ride I'd sure like to know if mine are "normal" warming up this way right in that area.
Thanks in advance for any info anybody might offer on this!