Lots of Rainier workshop business this weekend, not only did Chris put some new bars on his ride (see last post), but DaViking committed a sin against nature by putting a '72 Suzuki 750 tailight on his Bonnie. The old cat eye lens Lucas knock off he'd been running finally broke, lens had enough of Washington freeways I guess...
Always on the lookout for something just a little different, DaViking saw a '72 Suzi light at Bent Bike that looked like it might fit the bill. Sure enough, it just about matched the curve of the fender and seemed like it might be just the ticket.
A little rattle can Rustoleum and after knocking off the two reflector tabs with a cutoff wheel, this was ready to bolt on.
I bought a kit from a company called Spli Seal that allows you to make a perfectly sealed capsule around your crimp on connectors to avoid corrosion problems, figured this would be a good project to try it out on. First step is to crimp your wires together, same as always. Then you clamp the mold around, and using the high temp hot glue gun and rubber material they provide, you inject the mold. What you wind up with is a neat little capsule, looks really professional when its done and should be pretty effective at maintaining a good connection. Its supposed to be heat and oil resistant.
That was it except to bolt it all together. And maybe cut out the first connection because you're an idiot and read your diagram wrong, resulting in wiring it backwards the first time. But eventually it all got put in place, and looks pretty sweet.....Good times.