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Old 27 February 2014, 04:21   #1
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Tacho lead exstension

Might need to extend tacho wires as previous owner for some reason cut off bullet connectors?
What correct wire can I use to extend them by a foot?

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Old 27 February 2014, 05:32   #2
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3 ways to looks at this:

1) go looking for expensive tinned etc etc cable
2) Maplin (or your favourite electrical shop's equipment wire of a similar diameter to the wire you have Sold by the m
3) Cut up a bit of light duty mains flex.

Bullet connectos can be got from all sorts of places. Electronics, auto facotors etc I think I might even have seen them at B&Q
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Ah right so would not need to be certain size and carry right amps etc? I'm no sparky as u can tell
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No. The wires on there are that thick to stop them breaking. They barely carry any power.

Check if the wiring has tinned cable. If it does, thats the best bet to extend it with. For bullet connectors, don't use the Halfrauds type, use these:-

3.9mm Male & Female Bullet Motorcycle Connectors 3.9mm Male & Female Bullet Motorcycle Connectors [] - £3.60 : SG Motorsport

Give them a slight smear of grease when assembling and they'll last for years and they are the same as the originals. Check online for how to crimp them as it's a little more complicated than for the cheap nasty Halfords ones.
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Small signal, low frequency, low voltage, not much current. Pretty much anything would do fine.

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