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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well I got my TOC springs & installed them & the bike sounds much better but then it blew the main fuse & I found my RR wires melted togather I pulled them apart & seperated them all & retaped them all seperately & left them that way but the RR was already fried so I pulled the one off my non running Vulcan & put on there & it charges great but them RR wires are getting way to hot so I guess I need to do some more checking I thought I was finally gonna get to ride it more than a couple miles guess I was wrong.
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Check the connections, clean if needed. Bad connections can cause the wires to get hot.

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Be sure the connection are both clean and tight the grease good with dielectric grease.

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Thanks the connector was gone when I got it & it had female spade connectors on it that were really dirty I cut them all off & put new insulated spade connectors on it im thinking maybe I should try & find the right plug for it.
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Alot of us have cut the connectors off and soldered the wires together.

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Alot of us have cut the connectors off and soldered the wires together.
I guess I can try that I just crimped the new connectors on could be part of my problem.
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I guess I can try that I just crimped the new connectors on could be part of my problem.
Those leads have almost 15 Amps running through them at times which will heat up the copper. Couple that with a 90 degree day and you've got loads of heat.

The strip & solder method will provide the best possible connection which will have the lowest series resistance keeping the splice the coolest. Any connector, unless you spend a ton on large diameter copper connectors, will have an amount of loss through it, need to minimize this.

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Those leads have almost 15 Amps running through them at times which will heat up the copper. Couple that with a 90 degree day and you've got loads of heat.

The strip & solder method will provide the best possible connection which will have the lowest series resistance keeping the splice the coolest. Any connector, unless you spend a ton on large diameter copper connectors, will have an amount of loss through it, need to minimize this.

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I usually solder every thing guess I was feeling lazy that day. I will do it in the next few days right now I am working on a paint job on a GSXR for some one I have way to many projects but the GSXR is money I need right now.
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Those leads have almost 15 Amps running through them at times which will heat up the copper. Couple that with a 90 degree day and you've got loads of heat.

The strip & solder method will provide the best possible connection which will have the lowest series resistance keeping the splice the coolest. Any connector, unless you spend a ton on large diameter copper connectors, will have an amount of loss through it, need to minimize this.

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Hey Jon --

I'm in the middle of exactly the same thing. Is it okay to use a new connector but use solder to connect each wire to each pin? Or is it better to not use a connector and go with just a soldered connection for each wire?

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Hey Jon --

I'm in the middle of exactly the same thing. Is it okay to use a new connector but use solder to connect each wire to each pin? Or is it better to not use a connector and go with just a soldered connection for each wire?

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