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So I picked up an 86 VN750 and the previous previous owner decided he liked the KZ900 dash better than the original stock one...

Part of this change was that he decided to do a sh** ton of spade connectors and took off all the original connectors.

Kanuck was generous enough to sell me his beautiful dash so I can start my trek of bringing this machine back to stock. The bike started up and was running fine before I pulled the KZ900 dash off so everything should still be there, just not in the original configuration.

I've been searching google looking for some connectors to replacing the missing ones and I'm having a bit of trouble. I don't know much about the details of the connectors. The dash and ignition switch still have all the original connectors on them, so I am just looking for the connectors that would have been attached to the original loom. I've found a store that looks like it's based out of Illinois that I think has the connectors I would need.
http://www.economycycle.com/servlet/...%28sold/Detail

I also found cycleterminal.com that looks like I can get the female? terminals from to fill the bare connectors. The first dilemma comes in that they do have several options for these connectors. I believe I would need the 2.8 MM connectors. Looks like I can get the connectors there also, but I am still not quite sure if they are the same or if I need different ones altogether.
http://www.cycleterminal.com/110-connectors.html

The second dilemma would be that I have to then wire up the new shiny connectors. Is it as simple as matching colors? If not, is there anyone out there kind enough to take some pictures of the connectors so that I can piece these bad boys back together?

Any advice/help/guidance is greatly appreciated!
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If you don't want to buy some shiny new connectors, I have a spare wiring harness that (I think) is completely unmolested/cut into.

I'd be willing to part with it for $25+shipping.

I know it may not be as cheap as buying the new connectors, but it would save time/effort with rewiring. let me know...

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at a bare minimum, that harness would have the proper connectors and you could cut them off and they would have the proper color wires already there. you could just splice each together.

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Surely some one on here that has cutdown their bike to the bare minimum has the upper part of the wiring harness they have cut off. If you buy that unmolested harness from NDR or whomever had it it might be a pain but I would replace the whole thing instead of making any splices. It would be worth the peace of mind ,knowing that one of the connections wouldn't give you trouble a year or so down the road. JMO




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Denny, I agree, was just pointing out an option.

I would go thru the trouble of changing the entire harness myself

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Ltms, see now I'm the opposite. I would sooner solder & shrink wrap a few connections then replace the whole damn harness.
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Id be willing to buy that harness if no one else wants it, I need the ignition part of it.
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If you don't want to buy some shiny new connectors, I have a spare wiring harness that (I think) is completely unmolested/cut into.

I'd be willing to part with it for $25+shipping.

I know it may not be as cheap as buying the new connectors, but it would save time/effort with rewiring. let me know...
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Ltms, see now I'm the opposite. I would sooner solder & shrink wrap a few connections then replace the whole damn harness.
But you've got some crazy skills I can do that but I have less patience for tedious work
There is a question here. Does that harness come in one piece from handlebars to taillight or does it separate for the front controls and gauges into sub-harness's that plug into a main harness for the frame? If it is one big mess of wires from stem to stern ,You would be right, I would probably be doing some soldering and shrinking too.




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I've got to get more of the bike tore down to be sure (others will chime in) but I believe from where it connects is the main harness.
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