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D14 Heath Robinson Wiring?
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Clyde
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October 27, 2020 - 9:22 pm
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Hi,

I've recently acquired a 1968 D14 Sports in need of some TLC and a little bit of restoration.  I'm very familiar with the D7 models, but not the later versions.  On my first general examination of the bike I was surprised to see a red wire emanating from the bottom of the points housing, through a hole filled with some grey goo, which was then connected to a very weedy 'purplish' wire that terminated on the -ve post of the coil.  I assume this is a non standard bypass of some kind? Photo below - Grateful for advice.

 

 

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1960 Bantam D7 Super, 1968 Bantam D14 Sports, 1980 Honda CM400T.

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Both my D14s have that...where else could the feed be routed ? 😉

There should be a metal clip holding it in place though, to tidy it up 🙂

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Blue

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Yes, that’s the standard feed to the points. The goo is not standard though! I think a grommet is. The metal clip Blue mentions should be under the engine, there is a threaded blind hole for it. The wire is very vulnerable and I’d replace it and add a sheath. 
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thats   the  new  way of  doing  repairs   now a days     i  would  like  to  see   some  thicker  sleving  on that   weir  coz  its  allready

  vibrating  on  the  two  screws  on  the  points plate   thers  a  screw  & clip   underneth  to  hold  the weir  

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Many thanks everyone.  I take the point about routing.....embarassed.  It just seemed a very fragile (and important) connection.  I will look to replacing the weedy purple wire with something more robust and find some sort of sheath to run it in.

1960 Bantam D7 Super, 1968 Bantam D14 Sports, 1980 Honda CM400T.

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I think I would be inclined to replace the whole run and get rid of the in line joint which is open to road dirt of all sorts.

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