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post #1 of 17 Old 06-09-2017, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Recommended Method for Multiple Taps Off a Single Source

I'm in the process of installing a Signal Dynamics Brake Hold Module on my K7 Wee. It requires taking a signal from the speed sensor wire.

That got me to looking at the Basic Strom Wiring 101 info which showed the speed sensor signal could also be used for a cruise control, Pro Oiler or Datatool Digi Gear. Not that I will add all of these farkels in the future but I might want to add one or more of them, time will tell.

That brings me to my question: Aside from the basic cut, strip, twist, solder, heat shrink, ugly method, is there a more elegant or recommended method for tapping off a signal line one or multiple times?

I have searched but didn't come up with anything.

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I have never used one, but I have heard good things about something called Posi-Tap. I think I read of them on WebBikeWorld.com IIRC.
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Log onto Easternbeaver.com.........plug and play kits for all things electrical and electronic for these bikes.

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Thanks for the suggestions.

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I have heard good things about something called Posi-Tap
I've used a Posi-Tap before on another application. They're adequate for the job but IMO they're bulky. I'm looking for something smaller for this application if possible. They are definitely an alternative.


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I've already installed EB's headlight relay kit and his PC8 fuse block. I checked the site but didn't find a P&P solution for this application and the small amount of terminals and connectors wouldn't be cost effective considering the shipping cost for small orders.

I've got some ideas. It'll take about a week or so to get the materials in and get everything installed.

If there are any other suggestions, it would be great to hear them before I go down my own meandering path.

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You only need to tap the wire once. Then you can use the one tap to run a power distribution block to feed the other connections or just connect to the wire itself.

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You only need to tap the wire once. Then you can use the one tap to run a power distribution block to feed the other connections or just connect to the wire itself.
Thanks GW. Those are the two options I've been considering. Leaning toward the latter since I don't know for sure at this time if I will eventually install the other farkles. The cruise control would be nice to have though.

While I'm here asking for suggestions, do you have a suggestion where I can find information about wire/cable identification and management? The PO had installed several LED strips front and back, some of which I have removed and some of which I kept but, he left quite a few rats nests of wiring. In addition to removing some of the wiring for the removed LED strips, I had to redo some of the connections that were faulty.

Going forward, I would like to clean up his wiring and keep my own additions organized.

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Basic V-Strom Wiring 101

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Sorry for the confusing choice of words. Basic Strom Wiring 101 is a good source of identifying various OEM wires and connectors. I'm looking for recommended or best practice methods to identify and manage my wiring going forward.

I don't have access to the various colored wires used on the Wee so as I add or change wiring I will be using a limited number of wire colors that may make it difficult to identify a correct wire. I'd like to make it a simple and clean as possible to identify and work on the wiring down the road, literally and figuratively.

I did find this on a boating website that looks like a good labeling/identification method. Wire Labeling Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com There may be other, perhaps better, methods.

The boating website has a couple other pages that also look to be useful for my purposes.

Terminating Small Wires Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com
Marine Wire Termination Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

That leaves me with finding recommendations for managing the wires going from one point to another. I've seen wires just zip-tied to OEM wire bundles and whatever solid pieces are nearby, others run inside various types of protective sleeves; mesh type fabric, vinyl tubing, split flexible tubing. Is there any source for recommended methods or best practices for running and protecting (managing) the wiring I'm adding?

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I usually use split flex tubing from the local home center. Despite good intentions though, I get overexcited when wiring and it winds up looking like this.

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Holy moly! Yeah, I'm not envisioning doing that much wiring.

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