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1Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Where to get K wires? on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:19 am

Erman

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Please write down your hot tips for where to get close to the original wires on the K looms. Come winter, I'll be redoing mine, and I want the thin types that BMW used. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find anyone who stocks decent amount of colors/sizes...


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2Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:24 am

RicK G

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Don't really like being a wet blanket but a few years ago I enquired about it and could buy the right colours but had to get 1000meter rolls minimium So I ended going to a wrecking yard and bought some wiring harnesses out of cars and got everything I needed.
If you can find someone who manufacturers the harnesses for one of the car manufacturers then they may sell some colours.


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3Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:09 pm

robmack

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There have been several members here who's harnesses have been cut and hacked.  They may have bought replacements meaning their old harnesses may be available.  Put an ad in the Buy/Sell section.

Another source is Motobins.  They are offering K75 upper and lower harnesses on their clearance page.  At 40 GBP for the upper and 25 GBP for the lower, this will definitely be cheaper than raw spooled wire (not to mention reserve connectors).


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4Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:09 am

Erman

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Thanks guys! 
Those harnesses from Motobins might just work. Didn't really think of that, but that's why I ask Very Happy 

I'll keep looking...


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1984 Yamaha XJ750 Seca
    

5Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:00 am

AJ.Valente

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No big deal.

First buy the base color wire.
Then, add striping by wrapping some masking tape around the wire diagonally but leaving a stripe unmasked. Use a spray can of your choice of color and paint the exposed stripe.
Let dry overnight.
Presto--a properly striped wire! Idea

    

6Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:40 pm

RicK G

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We know where you are (your transponder chip is telling us) just remain calm and the nice men with the rubber truck will be there soon to help you.Very Happy


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

7Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:30 am

Erman

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Oh, I'd like that Laughing


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8Back to top Go down   Where to get K wires? Empty Re: Where to get K wires? on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:55 pm

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With motorcycle wiring unless you are going for some Concours prize with all original bits you are better off going to thicker conductor wiring rather than staying with thin. That way you have more options for buying cable.
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