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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: scotty on 16.08. 2010 21:38

Title: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: scotty on 16.08. 2010 21:38
Greetings all,

Can anyone recommend, from experience, a good supplier for a good quality new wiring harness for my bitsa A10.

I've seen a few on evil bay (Canada, US &UK) but I thought I would seek some opinions before diving in with a purchase.

I plan on keeping it 6V and intend to upgrade the voltage regulator.
The mag and dynamo have been re built.

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Scotty
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: orabanda on 16.08. 2010 23:50
The Draganfly harness is excellent!
Richard
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: scotty on 17.08. 2010 04:42
Thanks for that Richard

I've purchased a fair bit from Draganfly on this rebuild and have yet to be disappointed with the quality of parts received from them.

Cheers

Scotty
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: RoadRunner on 17.08. 2010 22:32
Hi, I'd check any harness first visually having bought one with 90% of the harnesses cables in brown and black and one purple! Not much help when identifying where they go later on - I'm thinking of constructing my own from parts sourced from Vehicle Wiring Products in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. They've been highly recommended and stock cables in all colours not just brown.  *smile*
Anyway if you find one thats good please let me know!

RoadRunner
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: tombeau on 18.08. 2010 08:47
VWP are excellent.
I once ordered something from them Monday morning, and it was here (Finland) the next morning!
I don't understand how that is actually possible.
Cheers,
Iain
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: iansoady on 18.08. 2010 15:26
Another vote for VWP - excellent people, although the P&P is a bit high if you just neeed a few bullet connectors.

WRT to Draganfly - I ordered some timing cover screws from them on Friday and no sign yet. Is this usual?
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: scotty on 18.08. 2010 18:26
Thanks Iain and Ian !


I spoke with Dfly this morning and the harness sounds as if well labeled, has bullet ends and comes with a schematic (which is great for someone like me who is easily bamboozled by electrickery  *eek*)
I went ahead and ordered it @ 40 squid (twice the price of harness's on fleabay) so I'll remain cautiously optimistic regarding it's quality.
I'll post a review when I receive it.

Delivery time is not a big priority for me  but I am curious to learn about VWP for the future  ????
Are they in the UK ?

Cheers

Scotty

Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: iansoady on 19.08. 2010 10:10

Delivery time is not a big priority for me  but I am curious to learn about VWP for the future  ????
Are they in the UK ?

Cheers

Scotty



Yes, they're near Derby.
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: scotty on 19.08. 2010 15:25
Ian

Thanks for the info  *smile*

cheers

Scotty
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: a101960 on 19.08. 2010 16:50
Does anyone know of a supplier of the correct RGS loom? (http://)

John
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: tombeau on 19.08. 2010 19:18
http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/home/homepage.php
Dont know whos a good bet for RGS harnesses though.
Cheers,
Iain
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: a101960 on 19.08. 2010 19:52
Tombeau,

I have checked out their site. All plugs and connectors are for modern stuff;

John
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: tombeau on 19.08. 2010 20:10
You're right John. *eek*
 I was sure they did trad bullet connectors as well,
I use crimped connectors myself...although ones used with ratchet crimping pliers, not those rubbishy things with coloured plastic on the ends that fall off the wires.
Cheers,
Iain
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: lawnmowerman on 19.08. 2010 20:57
Another vote for VWP - used them for years for my classic cars. For plugs, ignition lead and plug caps, Tim Green who owns the Green Spark Plug Co is a great help and has a huge range.
Jim
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: iansoady on 20.08. 2010 10:32
You're right John. *eek*
 I was sure they did trad bullet connectors as well,


They do but they're not where you expect to find them:

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/terminalsnonins/noninsbullets.php
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: beezalex on 20.08. 2010 15:12
A little late to the party on this thread, but British Wiring  (http://www.britishwiring.com/)in the US is excellent.
Title: Re: Wiring Harness/Loom
Post by: scotty on 17.09. 2010 16:58
Greetings

As the OP of this thread I thought I would follow up on my wiring loom question.

Just returned from a month at sea to find bsa goodies piled up on my bench, one of which was a new wiring harness.


I ended up getting one from D'fly and I have to say it looks very good.
Braided sheathing, soldered ends and a very easy to read/comprehend wiring diagram that corresponds well to the colour coded wires.
I did a continuity test on all the wires and all appears good..

Thanks to all for their advice  *smile*

Cheers

Scotty