PME Tech Support

PME Tech Support

PME Tech Support


To ensure that booked in work is progressed through the workshops in a timely manner we do not offer a telephone tech support service.  To get help with one of our products you should first check the free down loads below for information or e-mail:

Our workshops work on the earliest systems through to modern day machines, parts are sent to us from the UK and around the World. We operate a system where each job is logged and the progress of your job is tracked through every workshop stage, this is regularly reviewed. Telephoning to chase progress when the workshops are busy is a sure way to delay the work - if our techs are on the phone - they are certinly not doing your repair!

When fitting parts it is essential that you have the machine's workshop manual available, the correct tools and that the person doing the work is correctly trained and experienced. Our techs are not able to talk you through items covered in the shop manual. Our fitting guides are written for trained and experienced professionals - they do not set out to teach basic technical skills.

Pricing guide for rewinds & repairs (click on picture, downloads PDF guide)



Help sheets, articles & advice - free to download stuff.

Below is a selection of trouble shooting guides, useful background information and fitting guides that you may find helpful. The documents are free to download.

Our publications must be used in conjunction with the manufacturer's workshop manual and do not override any safety precautions the machine's manufacturer give. Some documents may go in to greater detail through our experience of in-depth strip down of components, we provide this data to make fault finding more accurate.

Our fitting guides do not set out to teach you technical skils,  instead guide you through a process that is either poorly explained or not covered in the shop manual. We give many tasks a technical rating to help you decide if you will need professional help:


Good working knowledge and technical understanding are necessary

A basic mechanic's tool set is all that is normally needed

Suitable for the home mechanic who is happy doing routine servicing such as oil changes and minor adjustments following the manual.


An in-depth working knowledge and good technical skills are required.

A good tool kit and some special tools will be needed

Suitable for those who can carry out all servicing and many repairs such as bearing replacement, top end rebuilds plus being able to use engineering tools such as micrometers or a DTi.


Expert level, good problem solving, extensive knowledge and experince.

Comprehensive tooling, possibly access to an engineering shop.

Suitable for those who could fully strip and rebuild an engine, fabricate new parts from raw material or experienced engine tuners.


We have a fully equiped component overhaul workshop and offer a comprehensive range of workshop services


Technical Publications & Useful Information

Important Service Bulletins for PME Products

XL5 & XR5 - Problem with non Genuine Honda manuals

Connecting Euro H4 Headlamp plugs to Yamaha XT/DT wiring

General Information

Capacitor discharge ignition - how it works and what the shop manuals don't tel you.

New updates Nov 2016!

Battery eliminators. What are they and how do they work?


Further Information for DT250/360/400 12 Volt Conversions

Before you decide to purchase our kit, we explain what's involved here:

DT, IT, & MX 250/360/400 12 volt conversion information page

Useful background information:

Yamaha Service Bulletin M6-058

Pre 1977 wiring DT250/360/400 - Generic example

DT250 wiring diagram

DT250E wiring diagram

DT360 wiring diagram

DT400B wiring diagram

DT400E wiring digram

Troubleshooting: Available Soon


Notes on Setting 2-stroke Ignition Timing & Timing Curves

2-stroke ignition guide: Basic information.


How to correctly adjust flywheel CDi ignitions (2-stroke) - Available soon


Yamaha Ignition Trouble Shooting Guides

Yamaha SR400 & SR500 Ignition Trouble Shooting Guide

XT500 G & H Factory Fitted CDi Trouble Shooting Guide

SR500 Low Speed Pulser Adjustment (Yamaha Publication)

XT500 & SR500 Oil Pressure Check (Yamaha Publication)

DT/IT/MX/YZ 250/360/400 Ignition Trouble Shooting Guide


Kawasaki Trouble Shooting Guides

KH400 with factory CDi trouble shooting guide


Honda Trouble Shooting Guides

CB250N & CB250T Testing the generator for ignition faults


Suzuki Trouble Shooting Guides

Suzuki SP/GN400 Ignition Testing Guide


Rotax Engines Trouble Shooting Guides

Rotax Ignition Testing (CCM, MuZ and MT350 & 500 models)


British Bikes

New updates Oct 2016!

Tips and testing Lucas rita units

Connecting Twin HT Coils (positive & negative earth)

Fitting an electronic dynamo regulator - PME DYNA-REG Fitting Guide

6 Volt Solid State Regulator Rectifier Unit - 2 & 3 Wire Alternators

British bike alternator information, upgrades and options

Lucas wiring diagrams for many common British Bikes equipped with an alternator

Improving output from Lucas altertanators & testing


Fitting Guides (Replacement Parts)

All PME fitting guides must be used in conjunction with the OEM bike manufacturer's manual for that model. It is the responsibility of the person fitting the parts to ensure they have the correct technical data, tooling and test equipment. No part of any PME guide over-rules any safety precaution given in an OEM manual.

Source Coils 

You will need a 40 watt soldering for points magneto and lighting coils. Order number 40W-SRN. Note this comes with UK plug. Please read through the guides and check you have all the tools and consumables you need.

SC-1 (Kawasaki KH400) Fitting guide

SC-2 (Suzuki GT250/500) Fitting guide

SC-3 (XT500 Points Magneto source winding) Fitting Guide

SC-4 (XT500 Electronic ignition source winding) single source coil kit fitting guide

Lighting Coils

LC-1 XT500 Lighting Coil

Setting Generator Clearances

TZ & MX Internal rotor type generators

Generator clearance adjustment KH400 & Suzuki GT250/500

Indicator Fixes

LED Indicator Fix 1 - Incorrect Flash Rate

LED Indicator Fix 2 - All 4 Indicators Lighting Up At Once

Regulators & Rectifiers

British - Classic

PME DYNA-REG Fitting guide

6 Volt solid state regulator rectifier

12 Volt regulator rectifier (including converting a 6V alternator to 12V)

12 Volt 3 phase solid state regulator wiring


12 Volt single phase

12 Volt 3 phase


CDi Units - (where wiring is different from standard)

Aermachi SST175/250 CDi Unit


H4 headlamp to Yamaha wiring Guide 

Speed Shop Custom Wiring Diagrams


Stripped down looms for cafe racers, specials and track bikes. Be aware that building a wiring loom takes considerable time and experience. We do not offer tehncal help on free to down load schematics.

XJ600 Race bike wiring 1984-92 models.

SR500 Stripped Down Wiring Loom

SR500 Stripped Down Loom With Indicators

SR500 Ignition Only (Complies with UK Day Light Only MOT Regs)

TT500 Street Lighting Wiring For 12 Volt RMK-2 & -4 Ignition Kits

Corrected Yamaha XT500 American G & H wiring diagram.

The commonly published diagram for the G & H models contains several errors. This version has been re-drawn and correct by Dan Duncan of the XT500 forum and is published here with permission.


Standard Wiring Looms

RD250 E Wiring Diagram

Suzuki GSF600 Bandit 1996

Suzuki GN400 Wiring Diagram

Suzuki GT250A Wiring Diagram

Kawasaki KLR650 Wiring Diagram

Harley MT350 Wiring diagram


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