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Street/Track Conversion: Turn signals

My turn signals and brake light are after market. The front ones are soldered and I need a quick connect style so I can take them off and put on more simple than cutting and soldering every time.

What are some good connectors that are waterproof?
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Do you really need to take them off? I left my rear turn signals on and I'm just taping them. They will however most likely break when I crash, but it's only $20 and a pain to remove.

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Do you really need to take them off? I left my rear turn signals on and I'm just taping them. They will however most likely break when I crash, but it's only $20 and a pain to remove.
Yes, the front ones are hard wired, ie "soldered" on. I am pretty sure the rear ones I have a clip for. Been too long since I looked at the damn bike.
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So are you just looking for a good solderless connector for them, or do you need hardware for quick removal too?

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just some cheap but connectors and a bit of dielectric grease. all you need and all parts can be sourced at radio shack for a few bucks




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Solder free connectors, ie quick connectors, or butt connectors or spade. Just wondering if anyone else is doing this since I put my turn signals on thinking I'd never take them off, thanks CLSB for tracking me!
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get the connectors from the stockers, they work perfect. why did you cut them off? Always reuse them and solder them to your new indicators.

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just some cheap but connectors and a bit of dielectric grease. all you need and all parts can be sourced at radio shack for a few bucks
Thanks tony!
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turn signals for the street?!?!?! who knew!

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get the connectors from the stockers, they work perfect. why did you cut them off? Always reuse them and solder them to your new indicators.
Hardwired the aftermarket ones thinking I didn't need the quick connectors. N00b to track, never even heard of track days when I got the thing last year.
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dont you ever remove the bodywork though? note to other modders out there, always retain your disconnects!!!

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dont you ever remove the bodywork though? note to other modders out there, always retain your disconnects!!!
Yeah, I have some weird aftermarket ones where they will remain in the body work unless you remove the wiring. Stock disconnects... grrr. I have to look in my box of stock stuff to see if I still got em.

Thanks though, think I found a solution!
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Like Tony said, just cut the cables and splice in solderless connectors from Radioshack. I like the spade kind. If you need help let me know. By the way, I think Home depot has the same connectors for cheaper.

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I've looked at spade and butt, just wondering which would be better for a few times being removed and reconnected again. The grease will be key. Then just some electrical tape over the whole thing since I'm OCD about this shit.
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Just go to the hardware store and buy some weather proof quick disconnects. You'll need 8, one for each positive and negative wire on each turn signal.

You can buy these really cool quick disconnects that you push a small flat blade screwdrive in and it releases and grabs the wire when you pull the screwdriver out.

Or you can just get a quick disconnect like this.

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Just go to the hardware store and buy some weather proof quick disconnects. You'll need 8, one for each positive and negative wire on each turn signal.

You can buy these really cool quick disconnects that you push a small flat blade screwdrive in and it releases and grabs the wire when you pull the screwdriver out.

Or you can just get a quick disconnect like this.

Grainger kicks ass http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1DMW2

Even better. Is this what you have used? Even for stranded wires?
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dammit Bobby, I told you that you'd regret soldering those fuggers on at Winks!
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dammit Bobby, I told you that you'd regret soldering those fuggers on at Winks!
They were soldered before!
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Well you didn't hafta solder them again! Then again you didn't know where you're stock connectors were so we didn't really have a choice either.
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