Even MORE on three yellow wires


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Even MORE on three yellow wires

Postby 1stwing » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:55 pm



I'm beginning to feel embarrassed, but I've got to ask.
HawkeyeGL1200 said he used #10 wire to extend the wires when he removed the white connector from the Stator to R/R lines.
I went out to my shop and got some 10 Gauge wire and began to attempt to use it.
This stuff is way too large. The existing wires appear to be 14 gauge, small, stranded, copper wire. The 10 Gauge wire is at least three times the size and won't even bend to make a joint that will be mechanically sound or look decent.
I have some stranded, 12 Gauge, copper wire that appears much more suited to the task at hand. If the idea is to use a wire gauge that is somewhat larger than the existing wire (I'm guessing for heat), would the 12 Gauge wire be sufficient to the task? It will make a much better joint, mechanically and in appearance and should have no problem with the voltage/amperage.
Thanks, again, in advance, for any assistance.
Vince.



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Re: Even MORE on three yellow wires

Postby dingdong » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:01 am

Not sure what the original wire gauge is but there is no need to go to a larger gauge. Won't hurt anything but nothing is to be gained. Same gauge is all that is needed.
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Re: Even MORE on three yellow wires

Postby 1stwing » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:22 am

Dingdong -
Thanks! My previous experience told me the same thing, but I wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something.
The existing wiring appears to be 14 Gauge, as is common in 12 Volt applications and I am going to use 12 Gauge just for the resistance to vibration in the routing path. It's just slightly larger but is no problem to twist into a good joint for soldering.
Thanks for the reassurance. Going out to finish the job now. Too nice a day to stay home and I need to ride.
Vince.

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Re: Even MORE on three yellow wires

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:37 pm

As I mentioned in the other thread, I used 12 gauge on my 1100, and 14 gauge would probably be fine.

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Re: Even MORE on three yellow wires

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:00 pm

I happen to use a # 10 on mine(a bit overkill).Only because it was what I had on hand.Fortunatly it was a lot of fine strands and very flexible.Probably near a 45 strand wire.
I didn't use the "stiff" #10 wire.It had,maybe 15 strands of copper.Hard to bend and work with.
A #12 is sufficient.A #14 is borderline in its ability to carry a continous 8 amp.




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