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This is a discussion about MIL SPEC WIRE HARNESS within the Tuning Performance section, where you will Engine mods-Tuning talk for all Sport Bikes Every little bit helps!; MIL SPEC WIRE HARNESS??? do anyone offer these and if so how much? i have a 05 gsxr 1000 and looking for 04 gsxr 1000 also i heard these are suppose to me alot lighter

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    MIL SPEC WIRE HARNESS???
    do anyone offer these and if so how much?
    i have a 05 gsxr 1000
    and looking for 04 gsxr 1000 also

    i heard these are suppose to me alot lighter and better over all

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    dont know of anyone offering these but you could buy the mil spec wire and restring your harness.

    not sure the weight savings will out weight the time and money invested.

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    thanks, i found a guy now that does it for carsa= and he might be interested in doing them for bikes. im just waiting to hear back from him.. as for me doing it i could never take that challenge on lol

    i guess the upside would be to eliminate all unnecessary wires and circuits not needed as for a full drag bike and even a total loss system. i quess it wout be worth the investment

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    get with rodney williford, he strips them down to the bare bones. im not sure of the weight savings but it damn sure made a nice clean install.
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    A mil-spec harness on a bike wouldn't be much of a savings over a cut down harness. It would make for a clean install for sure, but I don't see it being worth the money. You're talking prolly at least $800 for a bike wiring harness. They are much more durable though, so wiring issues could pretty much be eliminated before they even began.

    I have tossed this around many times. Sure would be cool, but I don't think it would be feasible. Although, if I ever go to a standalone, I will probably build a custom mil-spec harness just for shits and giggles.
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    BIG MONEY....you wouldn;t even be able to buy the connectors, backshells, seals, adn terminals for $800, let alone the cost of the wire, DR25 heatshrink, etc.

    It also likely wouldn't be any lighter as the connectors will be metal bodies rather than plastic.

    You coudl re-wire with TXL crosslinked wire and be a little lighter.

    You are really starting to pinch weight when you are looking at spending money to reduce the weight of a wiring harness. Probably not worth the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportbikeryder View Post
    BIG MONEY....you wouldn;t even be able to buy the connectors, backshells, seals, adn terminals for $800, let alone the cost of the wire, DR25 heatshrink, etc.

    It also likely wouldn't be any lighter as the connectors will be metal bodies rather than plastic.

    You coudl re-wire with TXL crosslinked wire and be a little lighter.

    You are really starting to pinch weight when you are looking at spending money to reduce the weight of a wiring harness. Probably not worth the money.
    Apparently I was being a bit too conservative, lmao. But yeah, my point being BIG $$$$$
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    TXL wire isn't all that expensive and is still essentially an automotive grade wire. The overall expenses start growing if you use tefzel or other high end wire, get the correct strippers, crimpers, solder, potting compounds,shrink coverings, covering joints, etc.

    The amount of labor involved in making a truly custom, one off harness is ridiculous (build one from scratch, including layout and a schematic and you will see what I mean)

    I believe Seb used to charge $2500 or so for a custom harness and some folks about crapped their pants at that price. Add up the costs of a true professional custom harness and that's likely where you'll be. Make it true higher end milspec, with certs and it won't stop there (not saying you would ever require certs on a bike, just saying...don't plan on flying your bike and using the harness on flight critical components)


    Not mil-spec, but OEM spec:

    Connectors:
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    I wired pro mods and import turbo cars at a chassis shop for around 4 years and just the tool to crimp the terminal pins to the wires for a mil spec connector was $350(you cannot solder them so you must use the correct crimper). mil spec stuff isnt cheap and for the weight savings you would be better off just cutting open the factory harness and removing whatever you dont need.
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    all feed back is great, yea its pricey. i seen where ppl been finding bad voltage during dyno runs, im guessing these stuff and eliminate stuff like that and yes weight diff might not add up, all in all its just to say you have one at the end the day i guess lol. but i will still check and seehow much this guy is willing to do them for and post it. see if anyone is interested with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5starcycles View Post
    but i will still check and seehow much this guy is willing to do them for and post it. see if anyone is interested with me.
    If the guy is not a site sponsor it's not a good idea to post up a quote or group buy when you have site sponsors like Seb at NLR who can do a custom harness better then anobody i've seen in the car or bike world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TunerRacer View Post
    If the guy is not a site sponsor it's not a good idea to post up a quote or group buy when you have site sponsors like Seb at NLR who can do a custom harness better then anobody i've seen in the car or bike world.

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    thanks.


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    its just a lil honda but im doing a custom harness for it, integrating bazzaz zfi into the factory harness which will clean it up a lot
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    had a factory busa harness and stripped it down to the bare minimum of what I needed, lots of hours of work and corresponding labour charges resulted in about 8lbs loss. I'm very happy with how it turned out, not sure if the person who did it is a sponsor (know he's not,ha) but am very happy with Justin's work.

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