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hi wingers

the project bike came with
a very butchered main harness.
all the front lights work.
there should be 14 wires for all
the rear lights, there are only 7
in total. mostly add ons and
not the correct colors.

I've managed to find another main
harness, same model and year.
I'm using the new harness as a visual
guide. matching like with like and trying
to work out the wires, plugs and
connections, as per the schematic.

the new harness matches the schematic.
the one in the bike does match at the
front, but not the rear colors.

I've now pealed back both harnesses
to reveil wire gauge differences.
the po's have connect heavy gauge
wires to the starter solenoid on
the bikes original harness.
the new complete harness has
only stock oem wires and this is
setting an alarm bell off in my head.

other wingers advise about mods to
the main wire harness. they talk
about a special harness made by E C.
'this harness is highly recommended,
for the gw 1200!'
I've contacted the company twice by
email, asked a lot of questions,
no replies?


Q) i want to change my original
incomplete harness over to the
complete harness. the original
has bigger gauge wires in a few
places. is this replacement of
oem wire to heavier gauge, advised?

the po's seem to have modded the
wire harness, to create a harness
with missing back wires.
the rear lights can't/won't work
as there are 7 wires missing from
the back harness?

I've a catch 22 situation, where
i need to replace the damaged
harness with the complete one
and in doing so remove the
heavier gauge wiring that is connected
to the starter solenoid.

is buying the E C harness recommended
wingers?
if so why is it recommended please?

kind regards and thank you!

Angel :)
 

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Me personaly, I'd install the new harness, forget about the EC harness, and the only mods I'd make are these: 1 - Remove the stator and regulator connectors, run three new 12ga wires from the stator to the regulator and hardwire/solder/heat shrink insulate all wires in place of using the connectors. 2 - Install an in-line spade type fuse from the battery positive side post on the starter selinoid to the 2 red/red white wires located on the front of the starter selinoid connector. If you need a pic of that let me know.
 

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gl1200 main harness problem

hi don

many thanks for your reply!

please would you send me some photos
of the wiring mods to my email
address:-

[email protected]


thanks again for your advice Don!

regards

Angel :)

ps:- the harness's are both off
a similar bike. the parts numbers are
different, yet the harnesses look
virtually the same. the new harness
has one extra brown plug (4p) at the
front left?
 

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the harness's are both off
a similar bike. the parts numbers are different, yet the harnesses look
virtually the same. the new harness has one extra brown plug (4p) at the
front left?
You stated the replacement harness was of the same year and model. Now the part numbers are different?
I was told the main harness for the Aspencade and the Interstate are not the same.
Be careful.
 
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