- Aug 30, 2006
+ 1 for making your own, but don’t solder. Only crimp.
Most of our bikes are now over 50 years old. So complaining about rubber bullets that have persisted etc (as some seem to delight in doing) is a bit daft really. A good quality, well made, well fitted, new standard harness will likely give another 50 years good service in reality. So there’s nowt ‘wrong‘ with doing that really.I’d just make your own. I did and got rid of loads of redundant wires, reduced the number of connectors and moved the switchgear connectors to inside the headlamp shell. It’s not a difficult job and is a bit improvement over the original especially under the tank where I now don’t have a great lump of bullet connectors.
Same color wire is a pain. I have a 46 Velo with a mag where the former owner did that. Even with a few wires it is a pain. I rung the wires and put small pieces of color coded electrical tape on ends to partially overcome the problem.But please do the next owner a favor and use the original wire color code. It is a pain in the rear to trace down a problem when a well meaning previous owner makes a nice compact harness with all black wire!