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What is this plug hanging down by shifter

I noticed this plug was just chillin hanging down by the vent tubes in front of the shifter. Looks like it should be plugged in somewhere but its not. My bike runs and pulls hard, it doesn't explode or call me names.

What is this plug for? Should it be reconnected to something?

And I know....look at all that oil everywhere...I got a little to happy with the gear oil on the chain this weekend and now its everywhere.
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That is the flux capacitor relay pulley. You need to set the timing and year linkage and off you go.
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That is the flux capacitor relay pulley. You need to set the timing and year linkage and off you go.
I'm in Austin as well which is cool, but you suck at answering the question
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Looks like its also a common question on the 650r's

http://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-650r...oose-wire.html
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It is the connector for the oxygen sensor or lambda sensor bolted into the OEM exhaust.

This exhaust gas oxygen sensor or lambda sensor, is the key sensor in the engine fuel control feedback loop. The bike computer uses the O2 sensorís input to balance the fuel mixture, leaning the mixture when the sensor reads rich and enriching the mixture when the sensor reads lean.

Try taking a look from below the bike on the left side near the exhaust .

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That is the flux capacitor relay pulley. You need to set the timing and year linkage and off you go.
True, and it's also a good idea to lubricate the flannelstan intake node with fauxmoly grease.


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The plug has a dust cover on it, looks like its just a diagnostic port or something unused on the versys.
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The plug has a dust cover on it, looks like its just a diagnostic port or something unused on the versys.
I thought the diagnostic port was under the seat.
It probably is the plug for the O2 sensor that your bike DOESN'T have.
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Well then there yah go, mystery solved.
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True, and it's also a good idea to lubricate the flannelstan intake node with fauxmoly grease.
Hey Bones - isn't "fauxmoly" spelled with a hyphen... faux-moly...?


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Hey Bones - isn't "fauxmoly" spelled with a hyphen... faux-moly...?

Interesting observation.

I used a faux hyphen.


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I think that if you remove the sprocket cover, you'll find it's the connector for the speedo pickup

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