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loom query

#1 Post by trix » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:15 pm

I'm in the process of building a new loom. My original loom has been butchered on a few occasions (adding an alarm etc) Just wondering if the connections shown below are from the factory (I assume they are). Its where the live and earth splits into 3 when going to the instruments. There must be a better way of doing this?

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Re: loom query

#2 Post by Frenchship » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:06 pm

I doubt this factory with all my years working at Yamaha motor never seen that. Factory would used bullet type connectors.
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#3 Post by trix » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:50 pm

that's what I thought but that section of the loom did not seem to have been disturbed before.

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Re: loom query

#4 Post by Frenchship » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:47 pm

Maybe...But I doubt very much that is factory here is what factory usually used...
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Re: loom query

#5 Post by steveho » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 pm

The twisted and soldered wire split-outs are typical factory. Obviously hidden when the loom is taped up and finished.
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Re: loom query

#6 Post by Frenchship » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:02 pm

Sorry misread your post those type of soldering inside the loom are factory but not outside the loom.
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Re: loom query

#7 Post by silverstrom » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:11 pm

Yes, that is factory. Apparently keeping it simple works best. Twist, twist, twist and solder. 30+ years and still secure and working well.
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Re: loom query

#8 Post by trix » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:28 am

When I'm replicating this part I think I might use bullets rather than solder. I read recently (in CMM) that automotive joints in a loom shouldn't be soldered as they are brittle and can crack. Although taking on board silvertsrom's point, they've lasted 30 years with no probs! I think its easier to make a good crimp joint than a good solder joint. I've seen double bullet sockets but I've never seen a triple bullet socket. Thanks for this Frenchship. Although the earth wire in my picture above splits into 4. Any other ideas on how to do this? I was also thinking maybe a few tube type crimp joints. That might look neater when wrapped in loom tape.

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