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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by G 981, Dec 3, 2018.
Bugger. Dont you hate that.
A bit more done today.
Got the switchgear finished off with new wiring.
Also painted the oil cooler and made a start scoping out the wiring.
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BTW, painting the inside of the headlight bucket white really helps with the wiring.
Oh no, not standard, not happening.
I have rewired quite a few bikes and don't have a problem working inside the shell.
Fair enough, but not all of your builds are restorations, so a little deviation ought to be ok.
All the connections are made outside the shell so I use natural light.
The connections get pushed back inside the shell when finished in order to refit the headlight unit.
The white certainly works on things like rally cars, all engine bays are white, what ever the team colours.
Inside the headlamp shell should be fit and forget.
But the hella 8" headlamp on my mirage was the worst "light" I ever had. At the time I worked at an auto electrician place who prepped rally car. Had access to all sorts of bulbs from the period to try, including the hot shot 130w H4 things from PIAA. None made much of a difference.
Original headlamp was Bosch
Who ever made it - been a long time, same crap result. Any better reflector/lens now?
Did Suzuki (again) use an 8" unit?
No idea about Suzuki units.
The 8" Bosch was used on Ducati Monsters until recently, so must have been good enough.
Much better than the rectangular ones used on later Laverdas.
Got the oil cooler (sort of) fitted with new nuts and olives.
2019-09-30 14.38.18 by Grant Duguid, on Flickr
Slow work on the (standard for this model) wiring loom. Endless sub looms that I had to make from scratch.
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Olives ... had the same question.
What do you guys call them?
Ok, the main wiring in the shell is more or less done, just needs tidying up and the headlamp refitted.
Already moved on to the rest of the wiring.
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Picked up some stuff from the powder coater today too.
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Another solid day on 007.
90% of wiring completed, just rear end and ignition to wire up then all wiring is done.
Got to join cam chain and install tensioner, bleed brakes and then start the bugger.
All being well I should get it to inspection next week some time, then I can send off all the paperwork to get it registered at DVLA (driver and vehicle licencing authority).
Then get some miles on it and job done, off to new owner and on to project number next.
Oh, and the tailpiece arrived back from the painter this afternoon.
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