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Posi-tap alternatives

Anyone have any experience using these connectors to tap into a trigger wire? More readily available at a cheaper price it seems compared to posi-tap.


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Where can one see some additional info on these?

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I would not use those as look like the type that tend to cut wires. However, if you use the licence plate light wire as a trigger, you can perhaps use a bullet connector there. Otherwise Positap is better.

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Ive used those. Unfortunately, Positaps are the only quick connect i know of that doesnt risk cutting strands of the wire. Too bad they cost so much !

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Avoid these! They WILL damage your wires.
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Posi-tap alternatives

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Anyone have any experience using these connectors to tap into a trigger wire? More readily available at a cheaper price it seems compared to posi-tap.[/quote]
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It may be easier/safer to tap a fuse. There may be a small hole in the fuse's blade connector, or if not, you can drill one small hole near the end of the blade. Remove the wire insulation so that bare wire is exposed for about twice as long as the distance from the fuse base to that hole. Thread the bare wire through the hole, halfway, and fold the bare wire in half, with the bend located at the hole. Insert the fuse as normal, and you will have a reliable connection. It ain't classy, but it works. Alternately, Fuse Taps are available at auto parts stores; just buy the ones with the correct sized blades for the bike. See thumbnails:
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Avoid these! They WILL damage your wires.
I suspected as much. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
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To be honest I prefer a soldering iron and a piece of marine heat shrink tube.

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You will find an equal amount of people "for" and "against" these things. If you are making a list you can put my name in the "against" column.

I prefer to remove a section of the insulation jacket of the wire I want to tap into, spread apart the strands into two equal groups, creating an "eye", pass the stripped end of my new wire into the "eye hole" and twist the new wire around the strands and back around itself, finish it off with high end electrical tape and add small zip ties onto both ends of the electrical tape wrapping and if the routing direction of the new wire permits, I will zip tie the new wire alongside the existing wire. Usually in a "T" connection like this adding heat shrink over the entire splice is not possible.

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