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Oooh More Controversy

Post by Mickly » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:43 am

So,
Electrical terminals:
Crimp ...Solder...Or both?
A genuine question as I’m chopping up the harness on the Triphy project.
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Got these to do ( at least ), I’ve unpicked the connectors & now want to shorten the wires without having additional joints.
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by rennie » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:47 am

I'm an electrician, HV nowadays not 12V.

But I would say either but not both
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Stu » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am

Crimp for me!

They have been used for years with no issues and its quicker :)
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:52 am

I solder. Crimped connections seem to suffer more from degradation and damp problems.

I know plenty of folks who crimp and are happy to do things that way.

Of course they are wrong and wicked to do so.
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by JRH » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:13 pm

I usually crimp as it is easier and quicker but use the correct crimp tool for the size of connectors.
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Grumpy Old Git » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:37 pm

Twist and tape! :up:
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Stu » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:44 pm

Grumpy Old Git wrote:
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Twist and tape! :up:
I have seen some without the tape so why bother!! :shock:
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Fleck » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:04 pm

Solder and shrink wrap 👍
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by billy sugger » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:58 pm

Fleck wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Solder and shrink wrap 👍
I use solder sleeves
I'm not weird, just wired differently :lol:

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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:06 pm

billy sugger wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Fleck wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Solder and shrink wrap 👍
I use solder sleeves
You mean soldier sleeves :popcorn:
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Snod Blatter » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Some say that the wires will just work harden and break off if you use solder because it won't flex like a crimp can. All I know is you only seem to get crimped connectors on original wiring..
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Stu » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Snod Blatter wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Some say that the wires will just work harden and break off
only if you work them :wink:

most bike wiring is static so its not an issue
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Snod Blatter » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:41 pm

I dunno man, there's a lot of movement around the headstock and all the vibration..
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Stu » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:44 pm

Snod Blatter wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:41 pm
I dunno man, there's a lot of movement around the headstock and all the vibration..
solder a wire and see how long it takes to break

I have done repairs on car doors in the past and they are going strong

There's not a great deal of places where it moves like you say the headstock and thats about it really
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Re: Oooh More Controversy

Post by Mickly » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:58 pm

I do wonder why OE is crimped not soldered
Cost? Reliability? Longevity?
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