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    What should this connect to?!
    on: Jan 17, 2022, 11.14 pm
    Jan 17, 2022, 11.14 pm
    Hello. I have carried out the 'extend the main solenoid fuse' diy Modification under the battery. Now trying to figure out what this electrical cable should be connected to?!
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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2022, 03.04 pm
    Jan 19, 2022, 03.04 pm
    I've been trying to work out what this connector plugs into which has proven to be particularly difficult short of taking my XCA apart to try to locate it. It is actually a TE Junior Power Timer automotive connector and there appears to be only two of these on a Tiger 800 - there is one in the main harness and another one in the engine sub-harness.

    I don't think it is the latter and therefore am assuming it is the one in the main harness. If so, I believe this one normally plugs into the EVAP purge valve or solenoid which is buried deep behind the engine and in front of the battery compartment. If correct, it would mean someone has decided to disconnect this system which is basically only there for emission control purposes.
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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2022, 03.58 pm
    Jan 19, 2022, 03.58 pm
    *Originally Posted by awjdthumper [+]
    ...I believe this one normally plugs into the EVAP purge valve or solenoid which is buried deep behind the engine and in front of the battery compartment. If correct, it would mean someone has decided to disconnect this system which is basically only there for emission control purposes.

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    It's been covered several times on here. e.g.

    https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,29121.0.html

    Checking the wire colours should easily confirm this - Brown/Pink & Yellow/Red.
    Last Edit: Jan 19, 2022, 04.01 pm by T800XC

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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2022, 04.05 pm
    Jan 19, 2022, 04.05 pm
     Thanks both for the swift responses, very much appreciated. I think I had better cover it with a plastic bag or something to stop any water getting in! :031:

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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #4 on: Jan 19, 2022, 04.39 pm
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    I would recommend getting hold of a male plug (shown below) and use this after sealing the input cable holes with RTV. You would then end up with a waterproof connector assembly.

    https://www.dun-bri.com/Catalogue/Electrical-Wiring/Terminals-Connectors/Automotive-Connectors/AMP-JUNIOR-POWER-TIMER-JPT-Connectors/Connector-Kits/AMP-Junior-Power-Timer-2-Way-Male-Connector-Kit-566JPT2M
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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2022, 08.55 am
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    Looks the way forward, many thanks  :028:

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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #6 on: Jan 20, 2022, 08.59 am
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    On my bikes this has always been left hanging where it was near the rear shock with just the factory grease on it. Ridden in all weathers and never had a problem.

    Yours appears to be nicely tucked under your seat so won't be an issue to leave as it is.

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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2022, 12.13 pm
    Jan 20, 2022, 12.13 pm
    If the EVAP/SAIS has been disabled, the contacts should now never go live again and so there is little risk of an electrical issue such as shorting. The main reason for weatherproofing the connector would be to stop any corrosion of the contacts although, if the EVAP system is never likely to be used again, this may not be a big issue
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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2022, 01.57 pm
    Jan 20, 2022, 01.57 pm
    Pretty certain that the Evap stuff is not fitted to UK market, so this would never have been connected.

    Its for regulations like those in California which need a canister to catch the vapours.

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    Re: What should this connect to?!
    Reply #9 on: Jan 20, 2022, 02.18 pm
    Jan 20, 2022, 02.18 pm
    My understanding is that it was fitted to most UK bikes although most owners may not have been aware of it. The attached pic shows where it is on my 2017 XCA.

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