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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:24 am 
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I'm seeking thoughts and options for a new wiring harness for my H1A. I bought a Doremi one a couple of years ago but the wires and colours they used didn't match the original harness. Some of the connectors were not correct either. Overall, it was of no use to me.

Has anyone bought a reproduction harness recently that is correct, good quality and doesn't require one to sell their first born to afford it? I'd appreciate recommendations and feedback. Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:26 pm 

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MikeH1A wrote:
I'm seeking thoughts and options for a new wiring harness for my H1A. I bought a Doremi one a couple of years ago but the wires and colours they used didn't match the original harness. Some of the connectors were not correct either. Overall, it was of no use to me.

Has anyone bought a reproduction harness recently that is correct, good quality and doesn't require one to sell their first born to afford it? I'd appreciate recommendations and feedback. Thanks in advance


Hi - I can't help by pointing to a specific product, but I can share my own thoughts, and maybe give some advise.

These repro harnesses are made in small quantities, so its fair to assume that they are "generic" - more or less.
Without knowing condition of your current harness, or how much is left of it, you might find it better to rebuild the old one. Takes time but its not rocket science provided you have a
diagram to look at. Start looking here: http://www.kawatriple.com/subwiring.htm
It's relatively easy to solder new terminals to old wires were neccessary. But again it all depends on the state of your current harness.

An alternative is to buy the repro harness you trust the best / looks most like a H1A, but then be prepared to modify it.

For me - restoring an 1970 H1 Euro model, I realized that I would never find a suitable repro harness, due to the differences, but luckily the old one was in pretty good shape.
I've never been electronics wizard, but reading some Classic Bike articles (I can provide you with a copy) and buying a cheap soldering iron + a couple of hours practice on old wires, enabled me to restore my original harness.
This is how it looked before I finished:
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The job must be finished off using new tape or heatshrink.

Have fun

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am leaning towards adapting the repro one that I have.

I'm a bit surprised that there aren't really good after market ones that have met with success. Most of the triples I have encountered have dodgy wiring at best :)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Dewman418 wrote:
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I was just about to post just that! Good job Dew!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:33 pm 
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Noticed about a week ago that this UK seller markets main harnesses for the S1a/S2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-S2-Replica-wiring-harness-/332146369568 as well as the H2c http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-H2C-Replica-wiring-harness-/332152543846. If you're still searching for a harness for your H1a, you may elect to contact him and ask if he could make replicas of your version? (I have not personally purchased one of his products, nor have any other information regarding these).

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Here is his actual website: http://alans-electrics.alanlowe.co.uk/. "Professional reproduction service - your existing harness will be required as a template. Popular models and sundries in stock KH250 / 400 / 500 / H1B. Most looms that I assemble cost between £130.00 & £180.00 + £6.90 P&P."

Here's the 72 H1b harness:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:01 pm 
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MikeH1A wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I am leaning towards adapting the repro one that I have.

I'm a bit surprised that there aren't really good after market ones that have met with success. Most of the triples I have encountered have dodgy wiring at best :)


Doremi USA have them for the H1A, made by Doremi for US$107

http://www.doremi-usa.com/500_Triples_H1_KH500/Wiring_Harness_p248.html

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 pm 
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BazNSW wrote:
Doremi USA have them for the H1A, made by Doremi for US$107http://www.doremi-usa.com/500_Triples_H1_KH500/Wiring_Harness_p248.html

MikeH1A wrote:
I bought a Doremi one a couple of years ago but the wires and colours they used didn't match the original harness. Some of the connectors were not correct either. Overall, it was of no use to me.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Harness offering from a different UK vendor:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-H1-Main-Wiring-Loom-500ss-Harness-H1a-/112345079741

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