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Hi, i recently bought a xl700. Yesterday, After a 10 min ride I parked and when i switched on key again power went live, then there was click sound and then no power to clock or rest of bike. I found a connection box melted and wanted to know what this plug is for?
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Any suggestion on how to tackle the problem. Thanks
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I’ve not had this problem, but in the year I’ve owned mine I’ve heard of numerous cases that look just like your problem. It’s not the end of the world so don’t panic. Just corrosion on the terminals in the connector. Don’t know if replacement is available but if you prise it apart and clean everything up you should be able to connect it all back together and wrap the individual wires with insulation tape until you sort out a better fix.
There’s bound to be someone on here has experience of this problem. I’m just offering a get you home fix
 

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It shouldn't be difficult to get that kind of plug/ socket from an auto electrical store, and they generally come with the lugs. If you can't buy an identical type, a similar one with the same number of pins will do. Before you cut anything check that the wires are the same colours in both male and female. It is common practice on bikes (cars too) to change wire colour at a plug/ joiner and failure to check/ record said changes can result in headaches. You'll also need a jewellers screwdriver or specialist tool to remove crimp lugs from the new plug/ socket.
You'll need to cut the wires back, just make sure there is enough slack in the loom that when you cut and bare the wire, there will be enough to plug them back together. Make sure you have shiny copper wire as it can be burnt back inside the insulation, which gives a poor connection when the lugs is crimped on. Double check when the wires are in the new plug/ socket that they are a match for the original Honda wiring. You wouldn't be the first, or the last, to make that mistake.
All the best with it.
 
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