where can i buy a canbus socket?

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What about using posi-tap connectors or something similar crimp new female spades to the new wires and your away. Out of curiosity what make is the new horn?
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this is what is left on the bike. ie the power from the horn switch


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futterweasel wrote:What about using posi-tap connectors or something similar crimp new female spades to the new wires and your away.
Good idea, no cutting off of the plug, could be made good again with a little insulation tape.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N64p6ndlTQ8

Scotchlok connectors do a similar job, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFdVkSaHRpU used them for installing tow bar electrics on a car.
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ds99 wrote: this is what i have at the moment


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and i want to install this instead


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I have BMW part No61337159421 Horn Low brand new in the box will fit straight on to your bike and just plug in yours £20 posted (if you are in UK)
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I believe you want the "male" portion of the plug, your dealer should be able to supply that
I soldered the spade connectors to the wire pigtail and attached to horn
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T6pilot wrote:I believe you want the "male" portion of the plug, your dealer should be able to supply that.
I soldered the spade connectors to the wire pigtail and attached to horn.
For £8.56, this "sounds" like the best solution.
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I know the BMW ones are expensive but the scotchlok connectors are not reliable with fine wire and once buried in the fairing are a real pain if they fail owing to wet or strain. I used the bare wires strengthened by a bit of solder then poked into the BMW female side and taped up on a previous GS, it works but it's a bodge, you won't be happy . You just can't fill the bike with crappy bodged up fitments.
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thanks all


i have ordered this


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322351308828?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649


and some of those posi-tap things, if that doesn't work.


if all else fails i will just botch it with paperclips, twisted bits of wire and gaffer tape, which is my usual method for these things. its only a horn, and i can never find the horn switch quick enough anyway, as it is located in such a stupid position on the handlebars!




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It's probably too late now, but I think BMW sell them for £3.99 each. It's the last part number in the photograph.


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Sullivj wrote:I think BMW sell them for £3.99 each. It's the last part number in the photograph.
That's a good price, Rainbow BMW want £9.05 for the same item, http://www.rainbowbmw.com/BMWETK/Produc ... 011902.php
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Will a 3 pin GPS plug fit in a 2 pin horn socket.
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Is 28 now 29 posts a world record on where to buy one little cable.
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RTman10 wrote: Is 28 now 29 posts a world record on where to buy on little cable.

People buy bikes with less advice!
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