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Rat's nest wiring

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:12 am
I am putting a 860GT back on the road. I bought it as a runner , and it did, but now that I have done the paint and other small projects I have run into wiring trouble. It will not fire now and the horn quit working. The more I try to track down the causes the more I see that the wiring is a total mess with crimp fittings by the dozen and different colors.

I would like to simplify the wiring and update some of the odd looking relays (?) in the headlight shell. I am not very well versed in wiring and would gladly pay someone to do the work but I doubt there is anyone close to me , Augusta, Ga. I can install a harness as long as I get all the correct bits. I would also want to replace the bar switches.

Can anyone suggest what approach I should take.

Re: Rat's nest wiring

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:23 am
by NeilD
cant really help as i'm the other side of the Atlantic :) but i can sympathise as my Darmah had been half rewired, but all in black cable :shock: I ended up giving it to a motorcycle electrician who rewired the bike along the lines youre talking... fusebox relocated to behind the sidepanel, dyna coils, new reg-rec, etc all joinned by modern thinwall cable and connectors... hopefully someone will chip in with a suggestion for somewhere more local to yourself.

Re: Rat's nest wiring

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:33 pm
I wish there was someone like that locally. I just started working on my Darmah today and the wiring on it has been messed with also.