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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2012, 08:48:25 PM »
The smaller dies would be great for fishing traces.
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2012, 08:50:31 PM »
I think that there are lots of applications beyond crimping, I just have to remember I have the tool!
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2012, 12:00:10 PM »
Think I got everything from Jaycar, except for the Anderson Plug crimping tool, got that on the net from www.agwholesalers.com.au

Hi Brock, does the Anderson plug need a different tool only because it's bigger?
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2012, 12:15:02 PM »
Like TerryDJ - I hads to get me a better crimping solution.       Wot thuh

Thanks for costing us $65.00 Brock!      :crazy

This just arrived today - 5 sets of dies (jaws) for different apps, and a nice ratchet crimp......




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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 12:34:54 PM »
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does the Anderson plug need a different tool only because it's bigger?


Thats correct Rob, it needs this tool



Or the 8 Ton Hydraulic crimper with the correct jaws fitted
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2012, 05:21:30 PM »
Hey Brock, fantastic pics mate, a picture tells a thousand words, and these are really clear and concise. Well done mate, good work.  :thumbs :thumbsup
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2012, 06:06:47 PM »
Like TerryDJ - I hads to get me a better crimping solution.       Wot thuh
Thanks for costing us $65.00 Brock!      :crazy
This just arrived today - 5 sets of dies (jaws) for different apps, and a nice ratchet crimp......
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 10:46:40 PM »
I used the hydraulic crimper for making new wire stays for yachts.
45 years as a sparky and used it about half a dozen times for that.
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 10:54:21 PM »
We sparkys can think side ways, comes from working with stuff you cant see that bites if you cockup..
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 08:50:15 AM »
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2013, 07:36:48 PM »
Sorry for the delay just found out how to use Photobucket.

This is what I use.



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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2013, 03:53:56 AM »
Never trusted those crimping tools very much. Tried some, crushed insulators, cracked alloy tags - YUK !   :(
Which ever type is used, and admittedly some are MUCH better than others, I just never really trust them.  :p
Due to old habits and ancient training - I usually try to slide the insulating material back off the tag and up along the wire.
Then using pre-tinned end of the wire, solder the wire into / onto the tag.  :thumb
Where ever possible using only solid brass, copper or if needed, silver or gold plated tags.  :thumbsup
If possible, slid the original insulator back into place or insulate with several layers of 'heat-shrink' tubing.
The result, if done correctly, is a very low resistance join that has minimum electrical resistance (less heat) and tends not to pull apart.  :grin
Just my strange old fashioned was of doing things - but it's always worked very well on all my bikes from my first BSA 10 (back in 1966) to my current ST1100. (1998 Ex-WA Police) :hatwave



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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2013, 09:36:10 AM »
The crimping tool above Flip, is a very good one that doesnt damage the crimp. Its those nasty stamped metal ones that are rubbish. The crimper above means you can crimp all day, and the last one is exactly the same quality as the first. ( Mind you, the same can be said of the superchamp things, all crap)
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Re: Wire Crimp (terminals) tools and wire.
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2013, 12:34:54 PM »
What you say about that crimping tool may be very true - but Brock, you must remember, that apart from electronics, I'm from the 'old school' of self taught bike-fixer-uppers in the back of dad's garage on old pommie bikes - BSA A10 - TRIUMPH T-110, things like that - where steel and pure physical strength was what counted   :cuss  >:()  :||||  - not technical the wonderful innovations of todays bikes.  :thumbsup

What can a few more ft/lbs of torque on this bolt hurt ?  :wink1   

MMMM ! Better tighten this screw up just a bit more.  :thumb   

Need to be sure this nut is tight enough - better belt the end of the spanner with a hammer a few times.  :wink1

This probably explains why I've started to leave most of the work on my ST to the properly trained mechanics at Honda these last few years - less self inflicted damage !  :thumbsup 

AND - more time for traveling / touring / riding !   :hatwave

After being away for a year - HOPEFULLY, I'll get the ST1100 back from it's check & tune-up today or tomorrow sometime !   :runyay

Going to be a bit different on Aussie roads again after spending most of the past year riding around Sai Gon.
Back to the left hand side of the road again instead of the R H side, riding the wrong way up one way streets, alleyways, footpaths or whatever gets you where you're going.
Three and a half million motorbikes, plus cars, taxis, trucks, buses, motorized tri-thingies.    NONE of who give way to anything smaller that themselves.
Cong An (police) who let you get away with anything - for the right amount paid up immediately as a 'beer money' on-the-spot-fine. (cost of fine depends on the value of your vehicle)
Traffic lights are used just to warn you that something else is probably going to come from another direction and try to run you over - - -
Stop at a red traffic light ???  WHY ???  Nobody else does !  :butt  :butt  :butt  Something will probably run you down from behind if you do stop !  :cuss





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