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 Post subject: loom query
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:15 pm 
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I'm in the process of building a new loom. My original loom has been butchered on a few occasions (adding an alarm etc) Just wondering if the connections shown below are from the factory (I assume they are). Its where the live and earth splits into 3 when going to the instruments. There must be a better way of doing this?

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 Post subject: Re: loom query
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:06 pm 
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I doubt this factory with all my years working at Yamaha motor never seen that. Factory would used bullet type connectors.
My opinion.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:50 pm 
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that's what I thought but that section of the loom did not seem to have been disturbed before.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Maybe...But I doubt very much that is factory here is what factory usually used...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 pm 
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The twisted and soldered wire split-outs are typical factory. Obviously hidden when the loom is taped up and finished.
Corrosion can be an issue at these joins. :???:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:02 pm 
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Sorry misread your post those type of soldering inside the loom are factory but not outside the loom.
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Yes, that is factory. Apparently keeping it simple works best. Twist, twist, twist and solder. 30+ years and still secure and working well.

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When I'm replicating this part I think I might use bullets rather than solder. I read recently (in CMM) that automotive joints in a loom shouldn't be soldered as they are brittle and can crack. Although taking on board silvertsrom's point, they've lasted 30 years with no probs! I think its easier to make a good crimp joint than a good solder joint. I've seen double bullet sockets but I've never seen a triple bullet socket. Thanks for this Frenchship. Although the earth wire in my picture above splits into 4. Any other ideas on how to do this? I was also thinking maybe a few tube type crimp joints. That might look neater when wrapped in loom tape.


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