80 GL1100 electrical help needed


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maritimeboy
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80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby maritimeboy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:45 pm



I suppose it could pertain to all but that is my model. I am going to tackle reverse engineering my complete wiring harness.
Any input ad to Guage, lengths required, sources for wire and connectors. ....pitfalls?

Thx in advance!


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Re: 80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby Del336 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:00 pm

Maritime boy

Looking at reducing/relocating 82 harness as I am building a bare bones wing. Any pages you see I would appreciate a link.

If I find any info on your project I will let you know.

Thanks Del336

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Re: 80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby dingdong » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:21 am

Here is a supplier of vintage connectors. http://vintageconnections.com/ There are a couple of others. Just Google vintage motorcycle connectors
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Re: 80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby Grindl » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:51 am

A decade ago ; I "built" a complete stock harness for a 79 GL-1000 , due to heat damage and sun exposure . Bike had been left out in the Arizona sun , un-covered for several years . Went to the local bone-yard and purchased two harnesses from two different years / models reasonably cheap , and got busy .
Really do suggest that you have several wiring diagrams , ( IN COLOR ) if possible , to follow and separate the different systems , throughout the harness . And DO NOT make any alterations in the routing of your ignition or charging system routing . You may not like the outcome . And it can get expensive in a hurry , replacing shorted or burned components .
Most ; but not all the wire gauges out to be 18 gauge , but check each one you're cutting . I have used a lot of 16 gauge replacement wiring with no ill effects . Good luck on your project .

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Re: 80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby maritimeboy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:57 am

Thx for the info. I assumed 18 Guage awg copper strand was the majority but I did notice a larger black wire in the harness. I plan to take pics and documents each step so the end result will be the same as the original. There are a few sellers on EBay that have automotive wire for a decent price.
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Re: 80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby Del336 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:06 pm

Grindl

Thanks for the input. I actually have two full harnesses, so will look at unwrapping one then carry on with your recommendations.

Del336

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Re: 80 GL1100 electrical help needed

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:26 am

Also doubtful that you'll end up sourcing wires of all the various colors and color combinations, so make sure you tag wires as to their purpose, otherwise diagnosing problems in the future will be a nightmare.




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