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post #1 of 19 Old 10-29-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend a three wire splice

Ok. Another noob question- how do I splice 3 12 gauge wires (one from switch; two from pair of aux light) in the fairing area? Is there a unique connector?

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(3) single butt connectors (male and female)
(1) 3-pole polarized connector (male and female)
(1) soldering iron and (3) pieces of heat-shrink tubing

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This might sound overly simple- why not just twist, apply proper size wire nut and wrap with some serious tape that wont come undone.
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This might sound overly simple- why not just twist, apply proper size wire nut and wrap with some serious tape that wont come undone.
Works well in a dry, enclosed, non mobile environment such as a switch box in a structure, not so well in any sort of vehicle.

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Works well in a dry, enclosed, non mobile environment such as a switch box in a structure, not so well in any sort of vehicle.
Yeah. I pondered that a few minutes after writing it.
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Yeah. I pondered that a few minutes after writing it.
However, I'm sure I'm not the only one that's done just that as a somewhat temporary, on the road solution.

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From personal experiences of making mistakes, I now use marine-grade components. Google the specific items you want and preface them with 'marine grade' and you'll find high-quality parts. I recently added an oil temp gauge/sensor project on my Wee using marine grade wiring/connectors/switches/relays and am confident that I will not have problems with moisture. BTW, the kit came from Motosens of Germany. It's a top-notch kit but the process of ordering and getting it to the USA was a total nightmare.

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12 gauge? That would carry 30 amps in the relatively cool environment of a motorcycle. What amperage will it carry, and what wire size would be handier?

I ran a #12 negative wire from my battery post to the front of the bike to serve as a negative bus. I connect all the negatives from the various gadgets to this one bus wire.

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12 gauge? That would carry 30 amps in the relatively cool environment of a motorcycle. What amperage will it carry, and what wire size would be handier?

I ran a #12 negative wire from my battery post to the front of the bike to serve as a negative bus. I connect all the negatives from the various gadgets to this one bus wire.
Its actually for my 10 watt aux lamps. A friend gave the wire to me.

I know its overkill; do I need to use smaller gauge?

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It's overkill, yes, but there is no downside so you don't need to use smaller gauge.
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