Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Yamaha Tech

Yamaha Tech Originally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8 Nov 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sax, Spain
Posts: 919
Could anyone help with wiring problem?

I am in need of a new loom for an XT600 2KF 1987 model
part number is 2KF-82590-00 but it is DISCONTINUED Yamaha part.

Has anyone any experience of making a loom from scratch?
pitfalls?
Tips? Hints?
any help will be appreciated....... I havent a clue where to start, it all seems so daunting. I have tackled everything else on the bike, but this has me worried.

also if anyone has a COLOUR wiring diagram they could email me, or pictures of a wiring diagram my email is martynbiker@gmail.com

thanks

Martyn
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 8 Nov 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brighton, UK
Posts: 197
I have made loads of looms up for various jobs.

One thing I would say is if you can use the original as a template it would be a great help, as this will give you the lengths you are going to need, an inch +/- can be a pain either way.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 Nov 2007
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 68
Martyn You might still want to get a harness from a wrecker. You'll be without your bike for awhile, whist you make up a new harness.
All the plastic bitsconnectors and will have to be sourced or cleaned up. Lay the original/spare harness out on a sheet of plywood, pull the ends straight and use some brads for your points to keep it all organized. Then, run the wiresone at a a time until youre done. Then wrap it all up.There are tools you can use to release the terninals from most tyres of the plastic connector blocks, unless they are glued in. I'm not sure about XT connectors.

Good Luck! Steve
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8 Nov 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sax, Spain
Posts: 919
looms....

Hiya dan....... its not so much the loom in itself thats worrying me. its the connectors! I dont want to have to solder every joint and have NO connectors. I also dont want to have the situation where i am cutting the old block connectors off the loom and re using them as then there will be MORE joins to go wrong.
If I make a loom up with solder on bullet connectors instead of the plastic block connectors, once the insulation to the connectors it is going to be a lot bulkier than the Original Manufacturers Item... and as it is the Original loom has to be shoehorned behind the headlamp unit!!

so what to do?

I have thought about carrying a very powerful rechargeable torch about and using a cyclists LED rear light for if I have an emergency at night and just blagg my way if I am stopped by the police....( chances are they wont speak much english here in Inland Spain so I may get away with it) but it doesnt solve the problem....

I would prefer a NEW loom, I cant believe there isnt one available anywhere in the world.......... but im running out of ideas, money and hope...

Martyn
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8 Nov 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sax, Spain
Posts: 919
Thanks Steve

Thanks Steve, that seems like my only option at the moment........... what a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DL650 Abs, problem starting pecha72 Suzuki Tech 8 31 Mar 2012 16:44
XTZ 660 Tenere '94 cold start problem Ivchxtz660 Yamaha Tech 16 12 Jan 2008 22:15
F650GS ABS light and speedo problem Ekke BMW Tech 7 7 Nov 2007 12:29
1150 GSA problem Thermal BMW Tech 10 29 Jul 2006 20:15
1150GS starting problem? Steve Pickford BMW Tech 4 19 Feb 2006 02:57

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:01.