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Old 01-06-2012, 10:46 AM
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Wire for Repairing Your harness

If you're looking for real automotive-grade wire with the right color code to repair/rebuild your XS harness, try these guys: http://riwire.com/. They sell small quantities for reasonable prices in all needed sizes/colors.
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Steve, where is a good place to get some 4 wire waterproof connectors? I'm going to try to build a prototype P/U coil wire harness with a nice heavy sheathing.
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I'm interested too. We have plenty of them in aviation, but a crimp tool might cost more than a good XS11!
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I was thinking along the line of weatherpak connectors, can probably get away without a special crimper...

http://www.delcity.net/store/Weather...797645.a_1.t_1
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:51 AM
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I was thinking along the line of weatherpak connectors, can probably get away without a special crimper...

http://www.delcity.net/store/Weather...797645.a_1.t_1
Those look like the Amp/Tyco plugs..... They use the same type of stamped pin/sleeve connectors for sure. These are finicky to install, and you do need the proper crimp tool for them. Although you don't need the $150 one they have listed, the one Geezer sells will work with a bit of screwing around (buy spare terminals, as you'll have about 10% waste without the 'real' crimper). If you don't get the wires crimped on right, the seals won't fit (BTDT). You do need the 'special' tool to remove the terminals from the plug, you can't 'rig' that. I've had the locking tabs break off of these too.

If cost is a big consideration, these will work but just aren't as heavy-duty or easy to install as the Deutsch plugs...
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'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
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