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Offline ramwing7

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1973 Bonneville Wiring
« on: May 29, 2022, 05:14:44 PM »
I'm putting a new wiring harness into a 1973 Triumph Bonneville because somewhere in its past some goob removed most of the old one.

After much head scratching and a few false starts, it's coming together, but one thing I can't intuit out.

Each handlebar switch set has 5-6 wires that have to be hooked up to the harness.

Is that connection made INSIDE or OUTSIDE the headlight shell?


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Re: 1973 Bonneville Wiring
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2022, 06:54:49 PM »
Too long since I've had mine to give a definitive answer, but surely any wiring connections ought to be inside the headlamp to keep them out of the weather and to look neater?

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Re: 1973 Bonneville Wiring
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 09:46:15 PM »
*sigh*

That's what I think, too.

Mighty crowded in there.  :)

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Re: 1973 Bonneville Wiring
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2022, 10:27:41 PM »
Going off on a tangent here - but some generic horn/dip switches I bought recently only came with about 18" of wiring on them.
So for general/most use, the wiring is too short to fully reach inside the headlamp.
And all on the market seem to be similar.

Who's brilliant idea was that. !
Yes I know anything to save a few pence ....