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Offline teazer

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Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« on: Sep 28, 2011, 18:02:42 »
We need a place to list all our electrical suppliers, so let me start the ball rolling:


Connectors:
http://www.vintageconnections.com/

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/connectors.html

Cycle Terminal

I have bought from all three and they were all excellent.

Waytek also sell Molex waterproof connectors


Wires can be bought by the foot or roll.
http://www.wiringproducts.com/contents/en-us/d40.html?gclid=CMqXn-ysvKsCFcG8KgodQw-JuA

http://www.delcity.net/store/20-gauge/p_181397.a_1

http://www.kayjayco.com/catPWireGXLTXL.htm

http://order.waytekwire.com/products2/M50/360/50/650/1/20%20GA%20GPT%20Primary%20Wire/GPT%20Primary%20Wire%20SAE%20J1128/Wire%20And%20Cable/

Waytek also sell TWP (thin wall) wire as well as GPT (general purpose) wire.

Wire Sizes
You can use 20 or 22 gauge for LED lights or even thinner, but use thicker (18) for most circuits and probably 14 gauge or thicker.  Here's a simple calculator http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/WireSizeCalc.html
 and guide http://www.offroaders.com/tech/12-volt-wire-gauge-amps.htm

Or check this article http://www.rowand.net/Shop/Tech/WireCapacityChart.htm 


Cable wrap and shrink wrap
Then you need a good supply of heat shrink tube and sleeve http://cableorganizer.com/fray-resistant/

Relays
Use a relay on the ignition and headlamps and you get better lights and stronger sparks
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Pamco electronic ignition
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Ignition coils
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2011, 16:14:09 »
UK Rex Caunt Racing  http://rexcauntracing.com/pages/htcoils.html

DYNA http://www.dynaonline.com/skins/products/accessories/Dyna_Coils/
or scan ebay for deals.  Usually use 5 ohm coils for teh street and 3 ohm for racing and lower than that for modern ECM systems.

Or online dealers like http://www.mpsracing.com/products/MSD/Coils.asp

Or https://www.denniskirk.com/search/ignition+coil.q

Or http://hvccycle.com/coils.html

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Re: Eletcical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #3 on: Feb 15, 2012, 18:29:53 »
For the hardcore guys (PC boards, connectors, passive components, wire, electronics):

www.mouser.com

www.digikey.com

www.newark.com


For LED light builders:

www.superbrightleds.com


For embedded geeks (like myself):
http://arduino.cc/en/

Radioshack now sells these Arduino kits, which are Atmel microprocessor based.     Who wants to write code and prototype ignition controllers??  Me!



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Re: Eletcical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2012, 02:00:10 »
Thanks Teazer-

This is going to be a big help with re-doing my electrics from scratch.

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Re: Eletcical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2012, 08:57:35 »
I will be building a harness from scratch too.   Being in the industry, this will be one of my favorite parts of the build.   
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Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 13:17:20 »
how about batteries?

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Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2012, 06:31:21 »
Looking for a switch with a latching cover, preferably metal.

Has anyone seen one?

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Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #8 on: Oct 02, 2012, 01:53:33 »
how about batteries?
Batteries, chargers, maintaners, etc...
http://www.batterystuff.com
I bought a AGM battery from them.  Nice quality great price and was at my door in a couple of days - free shipping + no tax.
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Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
« Reply #9 on: Oct 12, 2012, 16:57:31 »
Great resource, I keep finding more places to spend money on this site.