2019 Battery / Charger issue... or have I?

GrandPaBrogan

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#31
Those connectors are under the motor. Behind the motor shield. So probably not technically a Yamaha failure.
Been thinking of various ways to waterproof those connectors without having to rewire the bike with a new loom.
I thought about dipping them in some kind of emulsion but it should be tidy to remove and not get messy when comes a time or need to detach them.
So perhaps it needs to first be thinly wrapped with masking or electrical tape - NOT to water proof it, but to stop the emulsion from getting inside the tiny crevices and metal terminals. If that happens, the connectors would be stuffed.
Then after wrapping, dip the connector in some kind of wax that dries and seals the wrap including some portion of the wires protruding at either end. Something that can be peeled open without making a mess later on. I’ve seen a bottled liquid electrical insulator that dries like solid vinyl that might work best because it’s flexible.
Just thinking out loud Stu, so fully your own risk if you want to try it. Maybe try it on some surplus connectors you may have laying around, and test if removal won’t be a pain. If it works it shouldn’t affect your warranty because you haven’t really changed anything.
 

Evolution Stu

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#32
That actually sounds like a decent solution to me mate. Dont suppose you happen to have a link to a suitable substance?

Failing that, we could quite simply use a big blob of silicon sealant. I really need to pull it apart to do this. Just never find the time!
 

GrandPaBrogan

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That actually sounds like a decent solution to me mate. Dont suppose you happen to have a link to a suitable substance?

Failing that, we could quite simply use a big blob of silicon sealant. I really need to pull it apart to do this. Just never find the time!
Silicon sealant might actually work.
The emulsion I was talking about is called Performix Liquid Tape. I can get them in Mitre10 or Bunnings here in NZ. Not sure if available over there...
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