Hi, Folks -
The '01 is almost back together - mostly been a jigsaw puzzle with hopefully not too many pieces left over.
That said, I'm staring at my stator wires and thinking, "Now what?" The old wires from the harness had burned through, so I clipped them and now have the nice, new wires coming out of the engine, and three blank wires waiting for next steps. Here are my questions, and I apologize in advance for sounding like an idiot:
1. I'm replacing the wiring harness on Orleans with a newer one. Assuming the stator wires on that harness are ok, can I clip them for use on the '01?
2. If the answer to "1" is yes, what do I need to solder the wires? We have a soldering gun in the house, but that's the extent of my knowledge. Couldn't even tell ya where it is. SO: what kind of solder? how much? something about shrink tubing? And does anyone have pics?
3. If the answer to "1" is "Are you nuts?!?", then what the heck do I do? I obviously need to solder (see 2, above) some male ends on the wires coming out of the harness, but: What size wire am I looking at? Are these bullet connectors (vs. the clips)? Is there a specific type that I should use, or size?
Fortunately I have to travel on business for the next two days, so I won't be able to ruin anything on the bike until Saturday. But I am stopping by the MVA on my way to the airport today to pick up my temp tags, so the 30-day count-down will begin!! Can anyone walk me through this new territory? Thanks in advance!!