Tech Tip - Posi-Lock connectors
Sims, Robert B MAJ MIL USA OSD
bob.sims at us.army.mil
Tue Mar 18 00:30:30 PDT 2008
> For those of you who have not stumbled across these little jewels
> yet, I thought I would share. If you are working on any kind of
> electrical project on a motorcylce (or car for that matter) these
> things are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
+1. Posi-locks are indeed awesome. Eastern Beaver widely uses these in their kits. No more soldering, electric tape, or poorly-crimped connectors.
Speaking of which, for the situations where you _have_ to use crimp-on connectors, get one of those professional-grade, ratchet-style crimpers with the replaceable dies. I got one of these last year (about $35, I think), and I wish I'd got one a lot sooner. These make crimp-on connectors actually useful, especially when used along with some quality heat shrink tubing.
I highly recommend Eastern Beaver's kits. These look expensive, but it's actually a bargain for the quality and time you'd save sourcing all the parts yourself:
Some pics of my own Eastern Beaver, Steibel, heated gear installs:
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