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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Fitting new RR

Well I plumped for the RR26 in the end and I am now trying to fit it to the bike.

I have had 2 snags. The first was that when removing the old RR, one of the bolts twitsted off so i had to drill it out. This worked out ok in the end as the RR26 is thicker than the stock RR and the old bolts were not long enough to attach it. In the end I drilled out the other hole and mounted the RR with 2 nut & bolt combos.

The second problem I need some help with though. A previous owner of my bike has done a hatchet job on the old RR and the connector. It looks like one of the pins on the old RR broke off and he has cut away part of the connector so he could solder the wire direct to the RR!



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I really don't want to be jury-rigging this but the parts diagram does not give a part number for this connector. Is it a part I can get hold of and replace?

Any advice on the best way to proceed will be gratefully accepted.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 10:11 PM
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I don't think Kaw sells the connectors seperatly, you would have to get a whole wiring harness. I will see if I can find a supplier for the connector, electronics parts places are a good source for these. Just need to locate the correct molex style.

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I think i saw a whole wiring harness going for like 10 bucks on ebay--

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Thanks but I really don't want to have to pull the whole harness.

I have found an independant auto electrical store nearby so I am going to try there. let you know how it goes later.
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You can fabricate your own wires with some 12 gauge cable and some 1/4" terminals and some shrink tube. Just as I did...
I think it's a better arrangement since there a bit of space between the connectors for more air flow.
The only difference is that I put the R/R on top of the radiator.
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I agree with Mushu, just get some 0.250 inch insulated fastons. Cut off the old crap, splice in some new leadwire (if it won't reach), and put on the fastons.

If you need the wire colors versus r/r teminals, let us know.

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I agree, I'd lose the connector and go with individual connectors. I think I'd also remove that electrical tape from that bundle of wires and let them be a little looser to help keep the heat down.

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