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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Electrical => Topic started by: teazer on Sep 28, 2011, 18:02:42

Title: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: teazer 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.vintageconnections.com/)

http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/ (http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/)

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

Cycle Terminal (http://www.cycleterminal.com)

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.wiringproducts.com/contents/en-us/d40.html?gclid=CMqXn-ysvKsCFcG8KgodQw-JuA)

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

http://www.kayjayco.com/catPWireGXLTXL.htm (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/ (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 (http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/WireSizeCalc.html)
 and guide http://www.offroaders.com/tech/12-volt-wire-gauge-amps.htm (http://www.offroaders.com/tech/12-volt-wire-gauge-amps.htm)

Or check this article http://www.rowand.net/Shop/Tech/WireCapacityChart.htm (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/ (http://cableorganizer.com/fray-resistant/)

Relays
Use a relay on the ignition and headlamps and you get better lights and stronger sparks
Title: Pamco electronic ignition
Post by: teazer on Dec 01, 2011, 16:03:06
CB350  http://www.cb450ignition.com/Index350.htm

CB450  http://www.cb450ignition.com/

CB750  http://www.cb750ignition.com/

XS650 Yamaha  http://www.mikesxs.net/products-81.html   as a complete kit or bare bones.
Title: Ignition coils
Post by: teazer 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
Title: Re: Eletcical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: eyhonda on Feb 15, 2012, 18:29:53
For the hardcore guys (PC boards, connectors, passive components, wire, electronics):

www.mouser.com (http://www.mouser.com)

www.digikey.com (http://www.digikey.com)

www.newark.com (http://www.newark.com)


For LED light builders:

www.superbrightleds.com (http://www.superbrightleds.com)


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



Title: Re: Eletcical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: stroker crazy on Feb 16, 2012, 02:00:10
Thanks Teazer-

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

Crazy
Title: Re: Eletcical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: eyhonda 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.   
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: redred5389 on May 20, 2012, 13:17:20
how about batteries?
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: stroker crazy on May 22, 2012, 06:31:21
Looking for a switch with a latching cover, preferably metal.

Has anyone seen one?

Crazy
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: tsbigdog on Oct 02, 2012, 01:53:33
how about batteries?
Batteries, chargers, maintaners, etc...
http://www.batterystuff.com (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.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: TommyRocker on Oct 12, 2012, 16:57:31
Great resource, I keep finding more places to spend money on this site.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Oct 12, 2012, 22:20:51
I bought my conventional Battery from a local Batteries Plus Dealer. The Battery was $32 for a 12A12n4 battery. That includes 7.5% tax.

There's also a $5 core charge. So $37 and $5 back when you return an old battery.

Good deal. the Battery was an X2 Extreme, a private label for them, but it looks like it is made by Exide.

Decent battery at an excellent price.

No prices on the website, but the batteries are listed and the local stores listed. I called my local store and got the price from them.

http://www.batteriesplus.com/manufacturer/558-CC/Motorcycle-Batteries.aspx (http://www.batteriesplus.com/manufacturer/558-CC/Motorcycle-Batteries.aspx)
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Yendor on Nov 04, 2012, 21:17:21
I've been looking for the LED sources - thanks
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: NeeksRR on Dec 12, 2012, 19:53:37
Awesome!  Thank you for this thread   ;D

I was at the International Motorcycle Show in San Mateo CA not to long ago when I came across Shorai batteries.  Im sure a lot of people here have heard, but they offer some really small battery sizes for smaller bikes.  The option for my CB160 was about the size of my fist!  Which allows me to make a smaller tail if I want to.

Anyways, the guy said that when I call to mention the IMS discount to a rep and they will give an extra % off the battery.

http://www.shoraipower.com/
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Speedshop on Dec 21, 2012, 01:58:48
UK:

Rex's Speed Shop

www.rexs-speedshop.com


Vintage Japanese connectors

Battery eliminators

Wire & sleeving

connectors (we stock far more then we have on our website - i just never seem to get the time to add them!)

small gel batteries

Universal regulator/rectifiers

help and advice

cafe racer chrome ignition switches

Vintage HT cloth briaded HT lead

Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: jeffw on Jan 09, 2013, 14:05:27
I figure I would add this link even though it is based out of the UK will ship to other countries http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/cable/thinwall.php wide variety of colors to match your oem wiring loom.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Feb 10, 2013, 05:06:24
Found this linky in vintageconnections.com to a source for multi-colored primary wire (w/tracer), Plus a variety of other hard to find supplies.  Available in cloth or plastic, straight or spiral tracers. 10' minimum per color but that seems perfect for a motorcycle harness. A huge selection of colors and patterns and not bad priced, currently .22 cents per foot for 18g plastic and .27 cents for cloth.
Rhode Island Wiring Service Inc. http://www.riwire.com/Catalogs/sup/pages/wire.htm (http://www.riwire.com/Catalogs/sup/pages/wire.htm)
 
(http://www.riwire.com/Catalogs/sup/pics/WireP.JPG)
(http://www.riwire.com/Catalogs/sup/pics/WireST.JPG)
(http://www.riwire.com/Catalogs/sup/pics/WireX.JPG)
(http://www.riwire.com/Catalogs/sup/pics/WireSpP.JPG)
 
 
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Speedshop on Feb 10, 2013, 15:52:57
makes for VERY bulky wiring looms. Not really suitable for motorcycles.

OK on cars where you have the room for larger wiring
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: arudeseal on Feb 10, 2013, 21:18:12
Thanks for this list. Was sorely needed.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: AbbyRider on Mar 05, 2013, 20:07:33
Yes - this is great stuff. Thanks.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: biggiesmalls on Apr 03, 2013, 01:17:53
Very cool stuff. Can't wait to get into the electrical of the bike.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Sonreir on Apr 23, 2013, 15:23:16
Tweaked the OP to include a link to cycle terminal.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Chuck.leis on Apr 30, 2014, 20:13:02
Painless wiring makes harnesses and stuff more aimed at the custom car market but they sell their wire separately too.  Lots of colors and with black and white tracers too on the smaller gauges. Prices are pretty high IMO but if you need lots of colors it might be a good option.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: chopin2323 on Jun 26, 2016, 21:10:44
also would like to add
http://www.cycleterminal.com/
http://www.corsa-technic.com/
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: ridesolo on Dec 28, 2017, 15:41:25
There was a guy on here a while back selling wire in sets of several colors.  Anybody know if he's still hanging around and in business?  Or if there's somebody else around here offering similar packages?  I need to start planning the loom for the 378.  Thanx.
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: Sonreir on Dec 28, 2017, 20:39:01
I got what you need.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74207.msg880867#msg880867
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: ridesolo on Dec 28, 2017, 21:04:34
I got what you need.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74207.msg880867#msg880867

Perfect, thanx!
Title: Re: Electrical Supplies, Wire, relays switches etc
Post by: jaredc7 on Feb 06, 2018, 15:38:17
Best wiring I've found is the Tefzel mil-spec wiring. The insulation is super minimalist and rated up to 150 degC / 302 degF. Found on eBay for decent pricing.

Anyone else on here using the Tefzel Mil-Spec wiring?