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  1. RB

    RB Guest

    I'm not a professional electrical person but I am doing some wiring replacement
    on a motorcycle project and have this question:
    The OEM schematic shows all the wiring very completely with included depiction
    of connectors whether they be AMP, Molex etc.
    However what is confusing me is the use of "dots" in the schematic to denote
    where 2 wires appear to be joined into the same circuit "appearing" to be done
    inside the cable harness and separate from any connector.
    Although I feel this is not the physical reality and just a method of drafting the
    schematic. An example would be as below where the [] represent connectors
    and the * represents the dots, and the ---- are wires in a harness.
    []----------------,
    |
    []----------------*--------------[]
    Is it possibly drawn this way when what is really happening is
    []-----------------,
    |
    ,-----------------'
    [] ------------------------------[]
    '--------------------------------'
    I just can't understand why there would be a wire splice inside the wiring harness.
    Appeciate any comments
     
  2. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    "RB" wrote in message
    I'm not a professional electrical person but I am doing some wiring
    replacement
    on a motorcycle project and have this question:
    The OEM schematic shows all the wiring very completely with included
    depiction
    of connectors whether they be AMP, Molex etc.
    However what is confusing me is the use of "dots" in the schematic to denote
    where 2 wires appear to be joined into the same circuit "appearing" to be
    done
    inside the cable harness and separate from any connector.
    Although I feel this is not the physical reality and just a method of
    drafting the
    schematic. An example would be as below where the [] represent connectors
    and the * represents the dots, and the ---- are wires in a harness.
    []----------------,
    |
    []----------------*--------------[]
    Is it possibly drawn this way when what is really happening is
    []-----------------,
    |
    ,-----------------'
    [] ------------------------------[]
    '--------------------------------'
    I just can't understand why there would be a wire splice inside the wiring
    harness.
    Appeciate any comments

    There should be a legend on the schematic telling you what that means.
    Sometimes it's showing an alternate harness.

    Tom
     
  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I've seen wire splices in a wiring harness for automobiles. So I
    suppose they would so it for motorcycles as well.

    If they "did it right" and brought all the wires to a junction box,
    then added terminal connectors so you could easily disconnect wires
    for troubleshooting, that would cost more money! (Something they want
    to avoid.)
     
  4. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    Why not just purchase a new set of OEM wire harness?

    Jim Rojas
     
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