Yellow Stator Wires


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DoorCountyWI
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Yellow Stator Wires

Postby DoorCountyWI » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:27 pm



I am planning on doing the recommended hard wiring on my 86 Aspencade this spring. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best type of solder to use to handle the vibration,etc? Thanks.



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Re: Yellow Stator Wires

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:16 pm

Normal solder in a roll works fine - when you join the wires together make sure you put at least one layer of heat shrink over the top.

I usually do two layers, the first covers the soldered length of wire and the second extends past the first length of heat shrink and over the outer wire covering - makes a really good waterproof join.

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Re: Yellow Stator Wires

Postby SilverDave » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:31 pm

Normal electrical wiring solder will do... but the splice must be physically strong, and totally filled with the solder.
I recommend the Western Union splice :

http://electriciantraining.tpub.com/141 ... 176_46.htm

and I found , at an older radio Shack, a box set of triple nested shrink wraps.
I would do at least double . Remember that there will be up to 75 volts ( AC ) running thru that splice .

I would practise on dummy wire , the splice and soldering the practise splice several times, before starting . There is not a lot of extra wire in there, if you have to cut out a "mistake " .

... and ... as long as you are in a soldering mood, the wires at the crappy junction at the reg/rect should also be cut and soldered.

Or buy an Electrical connections 1200 harness, which will have you doing the same 8 solder connections.

http://electricalconnection.com/index.p ... uct_id=165

Have fun!

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Re: Yellow Stator Wires

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:19 pm

If you're relying on the solder to hold the joint secure, then you're not doing it right.

Solder is weak - it's made of lead and tin, and if you're relying on it to hold a connection together, it is going to fail, especially with vibration.

The joint should be mechanically strong (i.e. wires twisted firmly together) BEFORE you solder. Once you solder the joint, it can prevent minor loosening of the joint, and most importantly prevents oxidation of the joint. But if the joint is loose to begin with, to the point that solder is bridging spaces, then expect the joint to fail some point in the future.

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Re: Yellow Stator Wires

Postby DoorCountyWI » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:13 am

Thank you all for the great advice. I really appreciate it.




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