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Gunfighter
24th May 2006, 13:13
I'm rewiring my 80 and purchased a complete rewiring kit. The existing wiring was pretty mangled and I didn't trust it, so a new harness is going in!

On to the questions, since the old harness was worked over pretty good and several patches were hobbled in, How is does the stock harness run down the backbone of the bike? top or bottom? Don't want to pinch it when the tanks on. second, where does the plugs for the front (handlebar controls, and light) end? is it tucked up under the front of the tank or is it further forward?. Finally does anyone have a pic with labels on the cb's? the diagram in the manual shows all 4 in a row but on the bike they're two rows of two. the Bridge narrows it down but I know that one's a 30 amp and ones a 15 amp and I'd like to make sure that I've got it right. I can't seem to find any markings to specify which is which

boilermaker
24th May 2006, 14:23
Morning Gunfighter I can answer a couple of those for you.the wiring runs along the back bone on the bottom on mine(1981) kind of off to one side(right)The connecters for the Frt harness are in the headlight bucket,also where the flasher unit is located.The CB's in mine are located in frt of the battery 2 up and 2 down
but my wiring in that area has been worked on so It might not be right.I dont have my manual handy so I hope this helps.Maybe tonight or tommorrow if no one else chimes in I can get it from my shop and try and help some more.hope this answers some of your questions.
Boilermaker

Gunfighter
24th May 2006, 14:59
Thanks Boilermaker, that would make since as that's about where the wires would reach, and would hide the connections.

Gunfighter
24th May 2006, 19:06
Follow on question, does anyone know what type of crimper is needed for the small pin type connectors?

chrishajer
25th May 2006, 00:51
Are you using the -71 pins and sockets? If so you can crimp them with this tool:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?parentPage=search&pg=3&cp=&productId=2062789&origkw=crimper&kw=crimper&tab=summary

There is an official HD tool too, but it's about $100. the key to finding a tool that crimps it properly is that one anvil will have a W shape, and the other sort of a U, so that the open end of the connector tabs get folded over in the W, and the U supports the back/solid piece of the connector. Hope that makes sense.

Here's a really good site that shows proper and improper crimps. I didn't realize there was this much to it:
http://www.molex.com/tnotes/crimp.html

-Chris

95xlcustom
25th May 2006, 02:03
Are you using the -71 pins and sockets? If so you can crimp them with this tool:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?parentPage=search&pg=3&cp=&productId=2062789&origkw=crimper&kw=crimper&tab=summary

There is an official HD tool too, but it's about $100. the key to finding a tool that crimps it properly is that one anvil will have a W shape, and the other sort of a U, so that the open end of the connector tabs get folded over in the W, and the U supports the back/solid piece of the connector. Hope that makes sense.

Here's a really good site that shows proper and improper crimps. I didn't realize there was this much to it:
http://www.molex.com/tnotes/crimp.html

-Chris




grerat advise. 2 thumbs up:smoke

IronMick
25th May 2006, 02:16
On my 1980: There is one 30 amp CB. The others are 15 amp. The 30 is at the top right when viewed from the back of the bike. A red wire runs directly to the 30 from the +ve battery terminal.

I cleaned my CBs with a toothbrush and polish; then i could read the markings.

Gunfighter
25th May 2006, 21:15
thanks Mick, ironically my 30 amp is at the top left. I used spit and my thumb rather than a toothbrush and polish. The ink was pretty blurry, but it was a lot closer to 30 than 15.