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    Polaris '01 Virage TX wiring question

    OK I am re-assembling and connecting my wiring harness and have noticed two things from when I bought this project ski unassembled:
    • I have a plug that I determined should go to the Reverse rev limiter - but there is no switch to be found on the reverse mechanism. Any harm just leaving it dangle? What may or may not happen if that switch is no longer there?
    • I have found a connection for all plugs and wires EXCEPT for the two black wires with the closed loops on them. I cannot figure out where those go. On the block with the other main negative?
    My goal is to dial up the battery to check three things:
    • Does the display come to life
    • Does the starter engage
    • Do I get spark
    If I get the trifecta, then I will start to bolt down the engine to the mounts, install the carbs, install the exhaust header (with temp wire connected).

    I am missing Resonator #1. Looks like they rigged some exhaust pipe to take it's place. Should I buy a used resonator on EBay? Is a MSX 110 or 140 resonator #1 the same as a Virage #1? that one is much cheaper on EBay.

    Thanks for ideas and suggestions.

    Stevo


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    Please post the last four digits of the HIN number plate on the rear deck. I want to confirm the year of manufacture.

    Is this engine carburetor or fuel injected?

    Post a photo of the mystery black wires with closed loops.

    Is the wire harness from the same model year as the rest of the machine?

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    The last 4 are: 6 J 0 0

    It is a carbureted machine

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    I was told it was the original harness from the machine.

    Thx k447!

    Stevo

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    Took the photos outside in the dark. Sorry quality is not the best...

    Stevo

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    I'll try and look at the Virage tomorrow. To double check,I'm pretty sure they are grounds to the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    The last 4 are: 6 J 0 0

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    I was told it was the original harness from the machine.

    Thx k447!

    Stevo
    Looks like that HIN plate is missing a digit. Very odd that the date code has only three characters. The HIN codes starts with PLE for Polaris, then the five digit serial number.

    After the serial number is the four digit date code. Yours just shows three digits

    The J is the month of manufacture.
    The 00 means you have a 2000 manufacture year machine.
    The missing digit at the very end would have been the year, so either 0 for 2000 or 1 for 2001. My guess is J000 so a 2000 model made in summer 2000.

    Look inside the hull for the second HIN plate. On Virage it is usually up front under the storage bucket or somewhere around the engine on the hull sides.

    Those two black wires I think are the wire harness grounds and they go under the same main grounding bolt as the heavy black battery cable. Let rear corner of the engine case.
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    No Virage TX in 1999.

    2000, 2001, and 2002 only.

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    OK, rain stopped and I checked under the storage container in the front. Located the tag: US-PLE30226J001

    So the last digit must have been buried by the rivet in the back. Do you need any other shots of the harness or those two black wires and their general location? Bolting them onto the block with the main negative was my first guess, but I need a confirmation. melting wiring harnesses has been an unpleasant experience for me in the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    OK, rain stopped and I checked under the storage container in the front. Located the tag: US-PLE30226J001

    So the last digit must have been buried by the rivet in the back.

    Do you need any other shots of the harness or those two black wires and their general location? Bolting them onto the block with the main negative was my first guess, but I need a confirmation. melting wiring harnesses has been an unpleasant experience for me in the past
    You have a 2001 Virage TX.

    I am quite confident the two black wires with ring terminals are supposed to be included under then engine grounding bolt along with the heavy black battery cable. There are very few ring terminals in the entire wire harness. All the Black wires are negative (engine ground) connections.

    Make sure the grounding bolt, the bolt hole, and the surface of the engine at the bolt location are all clean metal. As should the battery cable ends. Bolt all three down together. Bolt needs to be tight but don't over tighten and completely crush the soft metal wire ends.

    After everything is hooked up and confirmed working properly, you can go back and smear dielectric protective grease over the exposed surfaces of the grounding bolt and cable ends. This keeps corrosion away.

    Make sure the black battery cable goes to the negative battery terminal. Polarity reversal at the battery is easy to do, costs money if it causes electrical system damage.

    The other heavy battery cable should be red. Some guys mark the battery positive terminal with red tape or red paint, just to make it harder to get it backwards.

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    Ok I'll nail that aspect today.

    Are Polaris resonators with 3 ribs (those are the ones I see labeled as resonator #1) all the same? For instance i see one for a Polaris MSX 140 with three ribs on EBay for a lot less $$ than a Virage resonator #1. My #1 is missing.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Stevo

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