Motorcycle Forum banner

21 - 32 of 32 Posts

·
American Legion Rider
Joined
·
21,868 Posts
Might just be leftovers from the porn site you was visiting. :):D:rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
434 Posts
Oh crap sorry wrong picture! Hahaha, just kidding, i have no clue why it's saying "sensitive content" that is pretty odd. Took the picture like 3 minutes before I posted it on here lol.
Maybe it is because the connectors are mated...
 
  • Like
Reactions: RedRooster

·
Registered
1985 Yamaha Virago 1000
Joined
·
222 Posts
Discussion Starter #24
I've returned after the weekend. Checked around a little bit for a wiring harness but haven't really found anything that caught my eye that's in this country, most likely going to just switch the screwed up connector attached to the harness for a more modern one, and the whole rectifier will be replaced aswell. Let's just hope my lazy ass can actually get myself to do that instead of video games.
 

·
Ace Tuner
Joined
·
2,522 Posts
Just to get some opinions, instead of ordering another wiring harness (given it will be used cause it's an 85), would it be more efficient to just replace the messed up wire / connector? Or too risky?
Checked around a little bit for a wiring harness but haven't really found anything
You'll never find a "good" 35 year old main wire harness. New has been discontinued for probably more that 20 years.
Your only option is repair. Been there, done that... Good luck.

S F
 

·
Registered
1985 Yamaha Virago 1000
Joined
·
222 Posts
Discussion Starter #26
Your only option is repair. Been there, done that... Good luck.

S F
I've soldered atleast 30-50 times so i'm not too nervous about it, especially cause it's already broken and I doubt i'd be able to screw it up as bad as it was. Worst comes to worst I have to get the electrician big brother to help me or pay a couple hundred bucks to Bob. I definitely want to try to fix it myself before anything though. Everything i've soldered on has been computer / gearbox related though, never a motorcycle or automobile so this should turn out interesting , and hopefully not into an explosion
 

·
American Legion Rider
Joined
·
21,868 Posts
I'm not to sharp on soldering but I would question the type of solder you might use. If I'm not mistaken your computer stuff would require rosin-solder. I don't know if that's the correct stuff to use in this case on a motorcycle or not. What do you experts say?
 
  • Like
Reactions: RedRooster

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,506 Posts
One needs to thoroughly soak whatever flux out of the wire strands, as it will slowly attack the copper. Granted, acid type flux, or acid-core solder is much worse than rosin. High-strength denatured alcohol should remove most that travels up the strands, by dipping the wire into a cup for a while, then wiping with a paper towel (or t.p.).
 

·
Registered
1985 Yamaha Virago 1000
Joined
·
222 Posts
Discussion Starter #29
https://www.amazon.com/Swpeet-Automotive-Connector-Electrical-Connectors/dp/B07DK8Q5X4/ref=sr_1_11_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Wire+Harness+Connectors&qid=1600293140&sr=8-11-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzOFpTR1JFVjZRRE5OJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzc1MDQ5M1ZXVVFQWUJCSkxGNSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODgwNDM1QUI5V1FNOUg2OVc5JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfbXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ Picking up this kit as it looks very similar to the connectors already on there, and will see how it goes from there. Hopefully I'll just be able to cut and crimp it without doing too much soldering crap if any. I already replaced the main ground wire and one of the positive wires coming off of the battery connectors, cause why not. Also going to clean up all my wires and WD40 everything really good, and hopefully my starter won't be still be stuck after that. (i'm guessing that's what caused the connectors to melt). And after all that is done hopefully she still will want to start up, but it's been about a month with that old gas in there and she's already a grumpy girl so shes gonna need some real attention these next few weeks!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,506 Posts
Find a good matching crimping tool, and you may be back in business.
 

·
Registered
1985 Yamaha Virago 1000
Joined
·
222 Posts
Discussion Starter #31
I didn't forget about her guys! Lol, my car has developed an engine knock after years of abuse as my first car. Focusing on getting a new car for a bit but I really am looking forward to finishing this thing soon. I also need to get some of those wire brushes with the dremel for removing rust for my exhaust, i had one from harbor freight I was using on the exhaust but that bit lasted about 3 seconds before it almost shot in my eyeball, as harbor freight usually does. Dremel is still good though!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
434 Posts
I didn't forget about her guys! Lol, my car has developed an engine knock after years of abuse as my first car. Focusing on getting a new car for a bit but I really am looking forward to finishing this thing soon. I also need to get some of those wire brushes with the dremel for removing rust for my exhaust, i had one from harbor freight I was using on the exhaust but that bit lasted about 3 seconds before it almost shot in my eyeball, as harbor freight usually does. Dremel is still good though!
Derusting an exhaust with a dremmel tool? I hope it is not too rusty as that will take forever! Got a corded drill? If so go to O'Reilly's and get a real rotary wire brush and hit it with some power. Cordless drills can do this as well and the best option is a pneumatic die grinder if you have the compressor and stuff. If it is just some surface pitting then you may want to try something like "Naval Jelly" as that stuff will chemically eat and convert the rust and it will usually stay were it was put.
 
21 - 32 of 32 Posts
Top