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Good work, well done :thumbup:

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Nicely done. BTW where did you get your plugs from? I fitted a zx10 item and ive got to sort the connectors which are individually plugged in. Cheers.
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I got the plugs from eBay.

Lots for sale there, but previous seller is out of stock.

This seller does them

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114387667580
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purgeraptor wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:28 am I got the plugs from eBay.

Lots for sale there, but previous seller is out of stock.

This seller does them

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114387667580
While we're on the subject, can you please point me in the right direction for the correct crimping pliers for these connection terminals :?:

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I solder all my connections, so am not sure if these connector terminals can be crimped.

You do need a powerful soldering iron though, especially on the thick cabling I used.

Not eco-friendly, but use 0.5mm flux-cored solder with lead in it, not the lead free stuff. You can still get this from a few sellers on eBay, but they won't say lead for legal reasons, so usually advertised as Sn/Pb (tin/lead alloy).
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Some people say soldering is unreliable, as it makes the cable brittle....but I've been soldering for over 40 years, and never had a single failure yet :D
You do have to do it properly:
Pre-tin the wires with solder
Hold the wire into the connector tail, and heat the connector and wire together until the applied solder flows well.
Don't use too much solder, and always apply the solder to the wire/connector and not directly onto the soldering iron tip.
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purgeraptor wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:45 am I solder all my connections, so am not sure if these connector terminals can be crimped.

You do need a powerful soldering iron though, especially on the thick cabling I used.

Not eco-friendly, but use 0.5mm flux-cored solder with lead in it, not the lead free stuff. You can still get this from a few sellers on eBay, but they won't say lead for legal reasons, so usually advertised as Sn/Pb (tin/lead alloy).
Many thanks for your replies :thumbup:

I'm old school and prefer the lead type solder too over the non lead type.

After some head scratching I have now tracked down the crimping tool for these connectors, I knew someone had posted this info up, I just had to remember where: https://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 82#p351482
Photo taken from the above link:
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purgeraptor wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:49 am Some people say soldering is unreliable, as it makes the cable brittle....but I've been soldering for over 40 years, and never had a single failure yet :D
You do have to do it properly:
Pre-tin the wires with solder
Hold the wire into the connector tail, and heat the connector and wire together until the applied solder flows well.
Don't use too much solder, and always apply the solder to the wire/connector and not directly onto the soldering iron tip.
Thanks also for the info on soldering,

Chris.
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Hi Chris, good find on the crimping tool.
I may try one next time, would certainly be easier!
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purgeraptor wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 5:43 am Hi Chris, good find on the crimping tool.
I may try one next time, would certainly be easier!
It was a photo from the Late Wicky, a great forum member who is very sadly missed,

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sirch345 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:42 pm It was a photo from the Late Wicky, a great forum member who is very sadly missed,
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Few more jobs done.

Replaced the plugs, although they looked fine as they should be after only 9K miles.
Replaced the air filter....good that there was not a mouse nest in there, unlike what I found in my VFR!

Then fitted a pair of VFR 800 FI clip-ons to give about an inch rise.
Bit of a faff, juggling everything to get clearance to tank and fairing....but eventually sorted :thumbup:

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A pic to show the difference in height.

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Hello and welcome . Your doing some good work there 👍.
Where did you get the plugs/connectors from for the reg/rec ?
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Looking good, well done 👍🏻
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The VFR bars look good, nice job 8)

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