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Scrapping old electrical loom and starting from scratch?


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Been custom building my Honda Shadow for some time now, taking longer than I had planned mainly because I'm being punctilious!!!


I have reached the electrical stage now, and I chopped my wiring loom down and minimised what I could, but it's not how I had planned and s=is still bulky and could be better..


I am no electrician but want to learn. How difficult is it to start from scratch?

Any one out there with little experience attempted this?


Thanks.

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Making a complete wiring harness form scratch will be a big job.

Why do you want to make a new harness?

Are you are just trying to make it less bulky by removing unused wires?

There generally isn't much on a bike harness you can get rid of! Indicators maybe!

If you want to smarten it up, have you considered re-wrapping it with insulating tape? you could remove the old tape or just tape over the existing tape.


I am currently working on my daughters YBR125 harness, it has a bad connection somewhere for the indicators, it seems to be one of the 6 way terminal blocks so I am adding in extra wires to by pass the problem connector.

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Making a complete wiring harness form scratch will be a big job.

Why do you want to make a new harness?

Are you are just trying to make it less bulky by removing unused wires?

There generally isn't much on a bike harness you can get rid of! Indicators maybe!

If you want to smarten it up, have you considered re-wrapping it with insulating tape? you could remove the old tape or just tape over the existing tape.


I am currently working on my daughters YBR125 harness, it has a bad connection somewhere for the indicators, it seems to be one of the 6 way terminal blocks so I am adding in extra wires to by pass the problem connector.

on a custom build it could of had a lot of things moved so the original loom doesnt reach/fit any more you can build your own loom without to much problem just remember to check if any wires in the original loom have resistors built inline in them under the tape

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Making a complete wiring harness form scratch will be a big job.

Why do you want to make a new harness?

Are you are just trying to make it less bulky by removing unused wires?

There generally isn't much on a bike harness you can get rid of! Indicators maybe!

If you want to smarten it up, have you considered re-wrapping it with insulating tape? you could remove the old tape or just tape over the existing tape.


I am currently working on my daughters YBR125 harness, it has a bad connection somewhere for the indicators, it seems to be one of the 6 way terminal blocks so I am adding in extra wires to by pass the problem connector.

 


Well I am wanting to start again because I have 'chopped' my existing one down and minimise it, things like fuel pump and neutral/kick stand etc, not entirely happy with how I have reconfigured. So wanting to start it again and make sure I don't have any bad points.

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