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Jules,

The wiring looms for these bikes were really very simple affairs. The early bikes used black rubber encased copper wire, and the colour identification was via little rubber sleeves in the appropriate colours at the terminal ends. The only piece of black rubber sheathing in the whole loom was used to bridge the gap between the headlamp and the frame, otherwise all the wires were exposed and just clipped to the frame in the appropriate places.

When the bikes went over to canvas handlebar grips to save on rubber it seems that the wiring went the same way and became black cotton braided.

As you can see, there really was no wiring "loom" as such, and it's an easy job to do.

Hope this helps,

Stef

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As Stefano says, it really is an easy job to make and you'll know then that everything fits. Make it up on the bike with everything too long to start with. Modern cable (slightly oversize to replicate the old thicker insulation) sanded with a 'Scotchbrite' pad looks very like dull rubber.

 

The rubber tube which runs round the headstock from the headlamp can be made using a length of the smallest size black bicycle inner tube that you can find.

 

If you haven't got an original loom to copy, the only point to watch is that most WD diagrams don't include a dip-switch and civilian diagrams that do will not have the four-position light switch so you'll have to combine the two.

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Thanks Both

 

I have the original i very carfully labled as i removed so yes, i will do it myself.

 

Thanks for your help

 

BTY can you recomend a supplier for Carb spares, i need a new float.

 

Thanks

 

Jules

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Jules,

For the float you can try Burlen Fuel Systems, Hitchcock's m/c's or Surrey cycles.

BTW, the new floats are plastic instead of brass, but they work just as well.

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