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PostAuthor: ironhorsecustomz » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm

Hey guys
I own a 85 xv700 that no matter what i do keeps burning up TCI boxes (3 in 4 months) any body have any ideas? Also i just found a 93 for $150 (forks are wrecked and frame is bent) sgould i just swap everything from the 93 to the 85 frame or will that even work.

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Re: Electrical problems

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:00 am

Yes, you can swap the 93 engine, wiring harness and electronics to the 700 frame, the engine is a bolt in, but you will need the 93 tci as the later engine uses a single PU coil. If the tci is failing regularly on the 700, I would check to make sure the r/r is not putting out excessive voltage.....
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Re: Electrical problems

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:43 am

bstig60 wrote: I would check to make sure the r/r is not putting out excessive voltage.....


A while back, you replaced the battery with a capacitor and was using a jump pack to start the engine. The lack of a battery was part of your problem then, so you put in a battery. I warned you then, that you may ruin your R/R.

Have you checked it for proper output since then ?
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