Three yellow wires


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Three yellow wires

Postby 1stwing » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:13 pm



OK, Maybe I'm a little thick-headed, but I have to ask.
The three yellow wires that go to the white connector in front of the battery. All the articles say to cut out the connector and hard-wire them together. (solder and shrink tubing)
Do I understand correctly that all three wires on one side of the connector should be bundled and soldered to the three wires from the other side, bundled together as one connection?
Please help. I can't afford to burn anything up.
Thanks, ahead of time.
Vince.



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Re: Three yellow wires

Postby oldishwinger » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:22 pm

no each wire needs to be independent of each other, and no contact between each leg. it doesnt matter which leg is soldered to which leg, in other words you should see after completion 3 wires.

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Re: Three yellow wires

Postby 1stwing » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:25 pm

Thank you, very much, for the quick reply. Now I know what I should have and it is not a problem to do.
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Re: Three yellow wires

Postby SilverDave » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:07 pm

Best is to use a Lineman's splice:
https://bigbolt101.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... ns-splice/

You need a really good solder joint ,on each , and double or triple shrink wrap on each of the yellow wire pairs .

Sice the wire I used was fairly low gauge, I made 2 or 3 practise joints before started .

also check, possibly re-do the connections at the reg/rect too.

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Re: Three yellow wires

Postby 1stwing » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:11 pm

Dave - Thanks for the soldering notes and the suggestion at the rectifier. Will probably look at doing both ends.
Vince.

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Re: Three yellow wires

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:31 pm

Make sure when you strip the wires back that you do so enough that you see shiny, clean copper on both ends. If the wire is black and oxidized, it will not solder well (or at all).

And do not solder them all together into one connection! That would be a quick way to light your bike on fire. :)




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