Motorcycle wiring specialist, Havant
Just one of mono motorcycles, Havant specialities, is motorcycle wiring.
A black art to some, but after 10 years of working for Europe’s largest breakdown organisation, there’s not much I have not seen. As the premier motorcycle wiring specialist, Havant, lets see what I can offer you.
Motorcycles are more susceptible to wiring issues due the harsh environments they are exposed to.
Motorcycles experience extreme heat, water, salt & harsh vibration, so it’s hardly surprising that wiring can become faulty over time. That’s before you add alarms, sat navs heated grips & cheap Chinese LED indicators.
One of the most common repairs we do is motorcycle alarm removal. Quite often if an alarm unit fails, it can leave the motorcycle immobilised. This can be a fairly straight forward repair, if you know what you are doing. Mono motorcycles, Havant of course do not recommend leaving your motorcycle without a security device & when removing a system, we often will do this as part of an upgrade to a tracking system which are far more reliable than early alarm systems.
Personally I love the challenge of a wiring issue, working out the fault, modifying a loom or just improving a aftermarket unit. For instance, we change to wiring configuration to the Oxford Hot Grips so they switch off with the ignition, saving the battery going flat when you forget to turn them off.
We also have installed traction control units, quickshifters, gear indicators & powercomanders to name but a few.
Mono motorcycles, Havant, are also able to upgrade 6 volt to later 12 volt charging systems on classic bikes.
6V to 12V normally entails replacing the stator coils (this part recharges the motorcycles battery, a bit like a alternator on a car) replacing the bulbs, horn and coil to 12v.
The benefit of all that work, is a motorcycle with improved lighting & better spark; making the motorcycle easier to use on a daily basis.
Mono motorcycles & vehicle repair, Havant, can also fabricate bespoke wiring looms. One that springs to mind was a customers Yamaha R1 Streetfighter. The loom had been really badly modified, causing the fan not work and the headlights to be on constantly! Some carefully choreographed diagnostic work & a couple of hours later and the R1 was functioning perfectly.
Another improvement mono motorcycles, Havant undertake, is wiring upgrades to starting systems & lighting.
Ducati’s KTMs & Aprillias tend to suffer with a slow cranking due to the nature of the big V-twin motors having high compression. This can damage the very expensive sprag clutches (starter gears). The solution is to upgrade the wiring to larger cables, this improves cranking speed due to the cables being able to handle higher amperage.
As with everything the key to good motorcycle electrics is in the preparation. Taking time to make sure all wires are soldered & insulated correctly, wires are not too long or too tight & connectors are greased.
Therefore if you are scratching your head, or at a loss with any wiring issue, you know who to call. No, not The Ghost Busters…