I used to use salvaged harnesses to color match, then when I finally used up the 4 or 5 old harnesses I had, I started using crimp-on automotive ones. People give me grief, but I have NEVER had a terminal failure on about 70+ classic British bikes I have worked on for clients, and zero failures on 44 Triumphs, 13 Nortons and 4 BSAs I've owned, that I put crimp connectors on.I read the terminal thread. The terminals I've introduced are not critical, they are for ancillary items (those with fuses in tool compartment). Other than the hotwire, which is under zero stress. I'm not recrimping existing connections. I'm 60 tomorrow, time's getting short... and, I'm going to grow old shamelessly.
If the bike stops, could be electrical. Say, a dirty switch, or shorted something or other.
Nope ...so it’s just me.
I know some of these:-as long as it's still working 20 years from now.
... crimped by someone in the original Lucas company are still working 47 years later ... and the first I crimped are still working 39 years later ...HERE
You gave up to quickly, Mick.Ok, ok, so it’s just me. I used to wire up very expensive scanners, and I knew someone would look!
I am almost positive that I have crimps still holding 40+ years, but I just don't have those bikes or equipment any more. Last year I sold a couple of bikes that I had since the '90s and they were doing fine. The bike I've had the longest, that I re-wired or repaired electrical on, has only been with me since I built it in 2007 (my Bonneville race bike)... crimped by someone in the original Lucas company are still working 47 years later ... and the first I crimped are still working 39 years later ...
Heated grips. Excellent. Only used them couple of times, my bikes been not working last four weeks. Looking forward to cosy fingers tomorrow. Easy to fit, automatically cut out when battery is too low, or alternator not charging.What’s the Oxford box on your handle bars Alex?