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SandR 14th March 2019 09:11 AM

Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
Hello,

I just ordered a crimping tool/set with a crimping range of AWG22-16.
I need to buy typical motorcycle electrical cables in a few colors (say red, blue, black, yellow/green).
What's the best place to get a meter or two of each color at a sane price?

Thank you.

johnny b 14th March 2019 09:24 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
EBay.

Guzzi One 14th March 2019 09:31 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=SandR;3566922]Hello,

I just ordered a crimping tool/set with a crimping range of AWG22-16.
I need to buy typical motorcycle electrical cables in a few colors (say red, blue, black, yellow/green).
What's the best place to get a meter or two of each color at a sane price?

Thank you.[/quote]

Halfords

Jack stowage 14th March 2019 10:01 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
I generally go to a breakers, a tenner will get you some old loom with all the colours......

SandR 14th March 2019 10:10 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
Thanks guys!

Wow, I dropped Halfords originally as the search didn't return anything useful for "wire". Now that you said they have it, I tried "cable" and voila, tons of good options!

A few example for future reference:
5A cable:
[url]https://www.halfords.ie/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/fuses-electricals-fixings/halfords-5-amp-cable-red-hef711[/url]

8A cable:
[url]https://www.halfords.ie/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/fuses-electricals-fixings/halfords-8-amp-cable-blue-hef724[/url]

17A cable:
[url]https://www.halfords.ie/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/fuses-electricals-fixings/halfords-17-amp-cable-red-hef731[/url]

27A cable:
[url]https://www.halfords.ie/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/fuses-electricals-fixings/halfords-27-amp-cable-red-hef741[/url]

custom900 14th March 2019 10:10 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
Any daycent motor factors

Honda boi 14th March 2019 10:37 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
I picked up a few metres of red and black for wiring a set of LEDs for f all at an electrical wholesalers.
Motor factors wanted a mad price for the same cable.

SandR 14th March 2019 10:37 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=custom900;3566935]Any daycent motor factors[/quote]

Thank you, I didn't think of this!

SandR 14th March 2019 10:38 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=johnny b;3566924]EBay.[/quote]

Thanks, that would have been my plan if all physical shops failed me :)

CodeJACK 14th March 2019 11:00 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=Jack stowage;3566931]I generally go to a breakers, a tenner will get you some old loom with all the colours......[/quote]

Thats a good idea :thumbsup2:

I guess it depends on the lengths needed and how do you know you'll have enough in a loom.

shanec 14th March 2019 11:04 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
Electrical wholesalers? surely faster and easier than Ebay

allsorts&oddjobs 14th March 2019 11:10 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=CodeJACK;3566940]Thats a good idea :thumbsup2:

I guess it depends on the lengths needed and how do you know you'll have enough in a loom.[/quote]

yup, i always did this as well, also look out for yokes dumped in fields or at the side of the road, five minutes gets a good bit of wire plus fuses as well.:thumbsup2:

SandR 14th March 2019 11:45 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
I wouldn't be able to tell say speaker cables apart from automotive cables that are suitable to be used around motorcycle batteries/electrical systems.
For me it's safer to go with Halfords, etc... that have a proper product description with max current value, etc... displayed.

sharpbikes 14th March 2019 03:11 PM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=Jack stowage;3566931]I generally go to a breakers, a tenner will get you some old loom with all the colours......[/quote]

been doing this for years myself!! usually get plenty of wire to do several jobs

Jack stowage 14th March 2019 04:19 PM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=sharpbikes;3566968]been doing this for years myself!! usually get plenty of wire to do several jobs[/quote]

Its the pikey in us...:lbhbh:...the way were brought up i suppose waste not want not...:thumbsup2:

vifferman 15th March 2019 12:02 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=custom900;3566935]Any daycent motor factors[/quote]

This. Or any autoelectrical shop.
Cheapest way is to get a few meters of 7 core cable and strip it back. You should be able to get 7core for less than 2 metre. Less than half what Halfrauds are charging for individual wires:thumbsup2:

SandR 15th March 2019 10:23 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=vifferman;3567005]This. Or any autoelectrical shop.
Cheapest way is to get a few meters of 7 core cable and strip it back. You should be able to get 7core for less than 2 metre. Less than half what Halfrauds are charging for individual wires:thumbsup2:[/quote]

That's a very good idea! :)

SandR 15th March 2019 10:24 AM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=vifferman;3567005]This. Or any autoelectrical shop.
Cheapest way is to get a few meters of 7 core cable and strip it back. You should be able to get 7core for less than 2 metre. Less than half what Halfrauds are charging for individual wires:thumbsup2:[/quote]

BTW, can you tell me an example of an autoelectrical shop? I always went to Halfords for everyhing...

custom900 15th March 2019 12:03 PM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
I use FJ Keoghs in Glasnevin industrial estate. Haven't been there in a while though.

faz1 16th March 2019 12:06 PM

Re: Where do you get your electrical wires?
 
[quote=vifferman;3567005]This. Or any [B][I]autoelectrical shop[/I][/B].
Cheapest way is to get a few meters of 7 core cable and strip it back. You should be able to get 7core for less than 2 metre. Less than half what Halfrauds are charging for individual wires:thumbsup2:[/quote]


Where would you get one of them ffs, hard enough to get a motor factors!


I have used these guys before, very reputable:
[url]http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/[/url]


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