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TOPIC: Reproduction wire harness

Reproduction wire harness 19 Nov 2018 02:01 #11

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If you get a basic set of connectors and the ratcheting crimping tool from these guys you'll be wiring like a pro in no time.

www.vintageconnections.com/

No soldering required... and I know this might be a controversial topic but a good crimp is actually superior to soldering. (look it up... it's the reason aircraft and race cars use crimped connections) The key to a good crimp connection is having the right tools.

Some people crimp AND solder which could be the best method and covers all the bases if the crimp isn't "perfect". I usually just crimp with a good set of crimping pliers... Yamaha did it that way and the harnesses seem to last a long time.
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Reproduction wire harness 20 Nov 2018 00:39 #12

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MarkT wrote: If you get a basic set of connectors and the ratcheting crimping tool from these guys you'll be wiring like a pro in no time.

www.vintageconnections.com/

No soldering required... and I know this might be a controversial topic but a good crimp is actually superior to soldering. (look it up... it's the reason aircraft and race cars use crimped connections) The key to a good crimp connection is having the right tools.

Some people crimp AND solder which could be the best method and covers all the bases if the crimp isn't "perfect". I usually just crimp with a good set of crimping pliers... Yamaha did it that way and the harnesses seem to last a long time.


Thanks for the link Mark, and their shipping costs to the UK don't seem too bad either.

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Reproduction wire harness 20 Nov 2018 09:10 #13

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Years back I found out the hard way, don't solder the wire before you crimp on the connector. Crimp will loosen.

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Reproduction wire harness 16 Mar 2019 14:14 #14

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Mark, which one of the 'kits' would you recommend for a wiring project on a CT 2?

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