Quick Disconnect Connections. . .which ones???

atomicjoe23

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OK. . .this isn't for a desert rig, but for one of my other toys. . .my Yamaha YZF-R1 has a short in the factory headlight connection and I want to replace it with another quick disconnect that is easier to disconnect. . .

. . .I think it's 14-16 ga. wiring and I need to connect a group of 10 wires (the main problem) and a group of 6 wires (just because I'm at it to make life easier down the road). . .

. . .what would you guys in the electrical know suggest using???

I dislike the factory connections because they are a PITA to undo (doesn't help that they are hard to get to) and I actually do take the bike apart quite a bit. . .probably why the factory connection got a short in the first place. . .

I used a shot wiring harness from another bike to get some donor wire of the same gage and color so that I could make the wires a little longer and so that I can actually pull the connections out from behind the fairings to connect/disconnect them to make life easier on me and now I'm ready to hook it all back up together because my new forks showed up in the mail and I can now get it on the road again.

Thanks!!!
 

atomicjoe23

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When I was in the Navy on a submarine. . .all of our electrical connectors were of that type. . .
 

moleculo

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Keep in mind that if you go with the weatherpacks you should use the weatherpack-specific crimper. Any other crimper will just ruin the terminals and smash the seals.

www.waytekwire.com/ has the crimpers for a good price.
 

f1sleepy

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Likewise with the amphenol connectors. They are nice, but they run close to $100.00 per connection (depending on # of terminals) plus you need a $300.00 crimper.

James
 

Zambo

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You can get weatherpak connectors from waytek wire by the boatload for very little money. A set of crimpers for them doesn't cost much either. I use them on almost all the components in our truck to make them easily removable. They are strong and watertight and easy to disconnect/reconnect. If you are trying to remove a whole dash or center console then go with those big cannon plug type that someone before posted.
 

BCarr

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Answer with wiring harness budget in mind...got dough? then use Deutsch. don't got much dough? then use Weatherpak.
 

atomicjoe23

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Budget in mind. . .and based on the application I'm gonna go with the Weatherpack. . .

. . .Thanks for reminding me about the Deutsch and amphenol connectors though. . .for a buggy/truck those would be great. . .now I know what I'm gonna use on my buggy (when I finally have time to start working on it!!!). . .
 
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