Do you need to extend a wiring harness for your car or truck build? Our friends at BBK Performance will show you how to do so quickly and easily in this video.
Right away, BBK stresses the importance of soldering your connectors and avoiding the use of crimp- or butt-type connectors which are prone to failure.
Tools you will need to complete this job include: a soldering iron or torch, thin-gauge solder wire, wire strippers, heat-shrink tubing, and scissors.
Now, check out the video to see how easy this is.
For a slight custom motorcycle project I’m swapping out a large gas tank and seat for smaller ones, but want to be able to swap back to stock. This leaves me with a large collection of stock wiring that I want to keep, but need to hide when using the smaller gas tank, by extending it and running it below the engine. I’m trying to create a removable section of wires that could be plugged in and unplugged, like swapping out the gas tanks and seats, so the bike can be returned to stock for touring. For the smaller custom gas tank and seat, I need to extend the wiring loom that normally sits hidden beneath the gas tank, and run it down to where it is unseen, under the engine – a much longer path. But I’d like to do it in plug and un-plug fashion so I can easily convert the bike back to the stock touring set-up. I’m thinking that sets of multi-connectors might allow me to insert a loom of the same wires of a longer length – that I can then plug in and un plug as I change out the gas tanks. Where might I find such things?