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  • Offline Wilko   gb

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    Not ideal wiring
    on: Dec 30, 2017, 02.44 pm
    Dec 30, 2017, 02.44 pm
    When I bought the bike in September, the previous owner was, well lets say enthusiastic about fitting led sticky back lighting strips, they were everywhere, he even fitted amber ones around the inside of the rear mirror surround, when they was flashing it was a distraction to say the least, extra brake lights down the back and on the rear of the top box, these are yet to be taken off and the glue removed that he has used to stick them into place  :138:, I think it's super glue.
    Anyway, while I was outside in the December weather checking the suspension link, see other post....I thought, well in for a penny, lets remove the "extra" wiring..........Sorry but what a bag of sh#te, if the last owner is on here, again sorry, but you need stringing up, it runs or ran everywhere, I'm no auto electrician, but i think I can do a better job than that, why break into the wiring loom right as the wires come out of the bulb holder for instance, with regards to the rear lamp, to repair the wiring, the only best course of action now is to buy a new unit with the multi plug.
    I have added some photos, but really they don't show the poor standard, condition.
    And as a foot note, I'm going to install some extra driving lamps, and have paid out 80 for a Fuzeblock to do the job properly, and all joints will be made with correct terminals and covered in heat shrink tubing to keep out any moisture, and the correct gauge wiring.

     









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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2017, 04.28 pm
    Dec 30, 2017, 04.28 pm
    How bad are these added lights that are on the back? What with the super glue, removing them will probably result in damage/a right mess so maybe keeping them in place would be a better idea??

    For the size of the bike, the rear end could do with another brake light at least in my opinion. :002:

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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2017, 04.43 pm
    Dec 30, 2017, 04.43 pm
    Your going to buy a whole new tail/brakelight assembly?  Seems like a little time with a soldering iron and some heat shrink can fix most of that.

    Did he chop off the plug that allows you to remove the tail light assembly??? :027:

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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2017, 05.35 pm
    Dec 30, 2017, 05.35 pm
    Hi guys,
    The extra added LED brake lights are only left on the top box now, these are coming away on their own due to dirt and wet, so are looking a mess now, the ones down the sides of the rear are now off, and actually it's cleaned up quite good, I have read on Google that nail varnish is good for removing super glue so I will CAREFULLY give it a go when the weather warms up.

    With regards to the rear brake light unit, I will give it a go with the soldering iron, and heat shrink, again when it's warmer, I think there was only three wires that have been broken into, but the same needs doing with the two indicators and the power supply to the "side light" between the headlights  :087: :006: :138: and no the multi plug is still in place.
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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2017, 10.38 pm
    Dec 30, 2017, 10.38 pm
    Wilko, what are you saying..........."he was no auto electrician".  :169: I'm sure you'll have it all cleaned up and looking good in no time. :821: :158:
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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2017, 11.04 pm
    Dec 30, 2017, 11.04 pm
    Wilco,

    Be very very carefull using nail polish remover on or around plastic. Many years ago, I used it to remove a sticker on a Audio Cassette player and it ate into the plastic. I suggest you first test in an inconspicuous area.

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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2017, 08.21 am
    Dec 31, 2017, 08.21 am
    At least whoever did it soldered the cables, not the neatest job in the world tbo.
    I have some super glue "unglue" you can have if you want it? Got it as part of a deal a few years ago and have a bottle spare. Only used it a few times but it worked good enough. Not sure how it will react with paint so need to try it out first before committing.
    I am not far from you and can drop it in if you wish?
    PM me if interested.
    Cheers.

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    Re: Not ideal wiring
    Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2017, 09.23 am
    Dec 31, 2017, 09.23 am
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
      .........Sorry but what a bag of sh#te,   

    You sure can say that!  :005:
    An old biker must be a good rider

     



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