Sorry, I'm not familiar with American Wire Gauge, I had to look this up. 20 AWG is correct, here it is 0.75 mm2
Phew - very good to know, @dxamet . Thank you again for all the effort. I hope to return the favour one day.Sorry, I'm not familiar with American Wire Gauge, I had to look this up. 20 AWG is correct, here it is 0.75 mm2
Sorry @dxamet . Not knowing anything about wire, I ordered thisPhew - very good to know, @dxamet . Thank you again for all the effort. I hope to return the favour one day.
Fantastic. Thank you so much - @dxametIt's unnecessarily overqualified because of the high temperature resistance but you can use this, no problem
Thanks GaprunrI wouldn't add any wire into the splice. That looks like the CANBus wire. Remove some of the insulation from both sides, crimp on a bare metal crimper, then cover with heat shrink and wrap with fabric tape. A piece of that slinky cover you posted would be a great addition on top of all that. Here's what the crimp from an OEM BMW wire repair kit looks like. I'm local in GTA as well if you want moral support.
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Hey mate,Hey guys and gals,
Riding a 2018 R Nine T, the left side dial [speedometer] is not working properly.
When the handlebars are turned to the left the speedometer dial is on and working fine, however, as soon as I turn the handlebar the left dial only [the one with the speedometer] switches off.
All connections look normal and undamaged.
Anyone got any ideas as to what cables I should be looking at?
Thought I’d try here before taking it in.
A huge thanks
Yup. And wire routing is also very slightly different due to single/double gauges. But as you mentioned the main fix is a protected loom.At the 2018 models (My urban at least) they changed this wire for a ribbed encased one.. same way you fixed it.
Bravo Dirtmerchant, great time to take the opportunity to prevent what I went through. The wire tie is genius, that thing will never give up its wireness-like strength. It will certainly spread out the torque and make it all last longer. Wish I’d thought to do that. Thanks for the tip. I know there’ll come a time when I’ll use that one in the future. ........BlitzI have the forks off my 2015 9T having cartridges installed so I thought I should proactively see what's going on with my wiring harness at the headstock.
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I found the loom material with a crack but it didn't appear that any of the wires had been compromised yet. I decided to take a slightly different approach since everything is still good for all intents. I decided the harness needed some additional support to reinforce the kink that had developed.
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I inserted wire tie into the slit in the loom and pushed it as far into and towards the gauges until it stopped without forcing it.
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I then cut the tag end at a point where the harness clamps at the frame, rounded the cut so there were no sharp corners and inserted that into the loom going towards the tank.
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I then wrapped the loom using a fiber electrical tape
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I added a second layer of 3/8" wire wrap over top of the fiber tape and onto the 1/4" wire loom.
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As seen in the above pic, I did not reattach the harness under the gauge bracket as it was from the factor so it has more room to move and not kink.
Not advocating that anyone else does this, I'll report back in a few months to update on how it is holding up.