Where did Heywood from pics get his quick connect street equip.?
Posted April 23, 2000 - 11:20 PM
They use those single wire "bullet" connectors and located them in such a way that nothing is easily removable. There ends up being a big ball of them in the airbox.
At first I just cut all of the wires to the rear fender and put a connector there. I mounted everything up front to the stock headlight (flasher, horn, turn signals, etc.) and put another connector there. I have a YZ # plate and a YZ rear fender I swap with the WR Headlight and fender.
I have been replacing all of the wiring and will eventually replace the Baja electronics too. I am an Electrical Engineer and I have access to all of the parts and tools for that kind of stuff.
If you have any specific questions, I would be glad to try and help.
Posted April 24, 2000 - 07:50 AM
It sounds like you've got the whole quick disconnect thing down pat. Is there any way to post the information that you think would be helpful to know when installing things like the horn, turn signals, brake switches, license plate light, hi/lo/on/off switch etc... in the tech section.
I personally dont want to spend $400 for parts I dont need from the BD kit and would like to know the best way to install only the parts I want.
JJ in WA
Posted April 24, 2000 - 10:06 AM
Posted April 24, 2000 - 02:43 PM
The problem I see with 'ganged' connectors is having to cut/splice wires when I break a turn signal - did it last weekend. The other obstacle will be the size of the connector and the hole that must be cut in the rear fender to pass the connector. The other option is to attach the gang connector after routing the wires but this will require the removal/replacement of the entire fender assy.
Just some thoughts....
Posted April 24, 2000 - 05:39 PM
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Posted April 25, 2000 - 08:49 AM
On the XR I had to lengthen the wires coming out of the switchgear in order to get the multi wire connector behind the headlight. Otherwise I would have had the plug out there about halfway between the left grip & the handlebar. I used a trailer wiring plug to make the connections behind the headlight.
I'm not a big fan of the AMP/Waldon or Molex type connectors for this application but they seem to work.
One could avoid the problem I had by rewiring the switchgear or making sure that the leads are cut long enough when getting the switch gear off a donor bike.
Posted April 25, 2000 - 08:49 PM
Baha Designs is happy to sell components from their kits and most parts are reasonably priced. If you buy a few parts they would probably give you the installation instructions and wiring diagram.
Twice I have made complete kits from scratch for my bikes and it's alot of hard earned work. In retrospect - Baha Designs Kits are worth the money for a full up street kit with signals, relays, switches, etc. Simpler add ons may not be worth paying for the kit but BD is still a good source of technical advice and very accomodating.