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Old 16-01-2010, 19:34   #1
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Searching for high street supplier of electrical connectors

Hi,

After finding that a cable had broken off from a connector on my motorcycle (why does work always present itself when its dark and the shops aren't open ?) lol.

I have spent a few hours trying to track down a replacement connector which is made more difficult when you dont know what they are called.

Finally came across the connector (both ends) that I am looking for, but the following links are for a dealer in the USA.

http://www.corsa-technic.com/item.ph...category_id=58

http://www.corsa-technic.com/item.ph...category_id=58

Anyone know where I could pick these up in the UK ? preferably high street.

Cheers.

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Old 16-01-2010, 19:39   #2
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Either the brand dealer, Maplin , or if they don't have it, just re-wire it - ie get something that you can get both ends of, cut/desolder the wires, and connect them to the new plugs.
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Old 16-01-2010, 19:48   #3
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Doogie,

Cheers for the response.

I had a fairly long trawl through the Maplin site and couldn't see what I wanted.

Kinda loathe to chop off the end still on the bike as its part of the main wiring harness and there's a very limited amount of wiring available to see (and no space to work).

I did come across an ebay link for the exact connector :-

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If at all possible though, would really rather grab one on the high street in Reading area.

For those that work with connectors, they may be an everyday item ?.

If all else fails, will end up chopping off the other end and praying I can suage some bullet type connectors on to at least waterproof the joint.

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Old 16-01-2010, 19:58   #4
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I'm assuming it's a Chinese bike so you can't pop down to your local Kawa/Honda/Suzi dealer and have a chat with the parts guys to order one in?
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Doogie,

It's a Honda, but not sure if the part is actually available separately from Honda since I have the service manual and its part of the main rear wiring harness and not a separate part number.

Normally, as you say, I would just order the part but I can't afford to wait for a postal service.

I need the bike running again for 1st thing monday morning, especially after taking the last week off due to the less than stellar weather.

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Halfords do a 4 way block, might do the job
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I've not had to order many bits on my bike (so far at least!) but I know when I had a car, almost everything was available as a seperate bit from BMW - when you were replacing things you had to look up and order the part number for the washers, nuts, bolts etc as well as the bit - best bet is having a chat with the guys in parts at your local Honda dealer, and see what the availability is, as unfortunately it doesn't look like anyone has identified it as a standard item.

Unfortunately at this point, Monday looks impossible!
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Doogie,

I managed to bodge the wiring by obtaining some 2.8mm female spade connectors from Maplin and these are pushed onto the male ends still in the connector on the wiring loom.

No idea how long its going to last.Will probably strand me somewhere after I turn the ignition off

Hopefully my ebay find will be with me in a few days and I can do a proper job of it.

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Fantastic, where there's a will there's a way and all that!

I'm just glad the snow's cleared enough here for me to get mine out again!

Fingers crossed for your bodge holding!
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I'm just glad the snow's cleared enough here for me to get mine out again!

Fingers crossed for your bodge holding!
Amen to the snow clearing:latest forecast for my locality is allegedly heavy snow on Wednesday so that won't be fun.

As for the bodge, well, despite 90 miles through freezing fog and plenty of road spray, seems to be holding, so that's a big plus.
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