Posi-Tap® connectors

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Posi-Tap® connectors

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Anyone have experience with these? I just received some via Amazon and they seem solid as hell. I'm sure they'll do what I'm asking but first I thought I'd pose a question: is there anything I should add to the equation like dielectric grease for connectivity or liquid tape for (additional) weatherproofing? Rumor has it that motorcycling can be tough on electrical connections. Overkill can be a bad thing (or so I've heard) but I thought I'd run it by the collective first.

I'll add that they're expensive (around $1 per connector) but reusable and inspire way more confidence than the "suitcase" or "guillotine" taps that most auto/hardware stores carry. Also, they seem to run a little small. I'm tapping into 14ga AWG but the 14-16 Posi-Tap wouldn't fit. Fortunately I ordered a few on either side and the yellow, 10-12ga seem to be spot on.

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I've used Posi-Taps on multiple installations and have never had an issue. Never added any additional waterproofing or used dielectric grease.
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Posi-Taps give secure and neat connections. You can do more if you want, but the P/Ts are very good--secure and easy--for most applications. Clearwater Lights, for one, uses them for all their connections when they do installations and includes them when they ship, and I think other manufacturers default to them too.
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Same, I've used them for years without issue. The problem is there distribution and cost. I think I'm gonna give wago connectors a try.
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You guys rock. I was hoping for some positive feedback.

Bonus points to you bigjohnsd - I'm adding them to the bike's kit tonight. Didn't think of that.
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Posi-Taps have been the connector-of-record for some FJR Forums for decades. Lots of real-world positive experiences from many riders (including me).
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I've had good results. Used posi-tap for both FJRs for my Fuzeblock trigger, has not failed in the almost 6 years of use on both. I did add dialectric to the 2022 install (just to the open ends, then heat shrink) but did not on the 2016.
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Adding another positive review here. Used them when adding a Fuzeblock and additional LED brake lights years ago and all still works. 👍
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I have them in place under my front right fairing being used to connect main power supply to my LED lights. Been there about 60k miles or so with no issues...

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Posi-Taps are excellent and have been a go-to for a number of years.

I also have a stash of Wirefy connectors as well.
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BikerGeek wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 11:43 am Posi-Taps are excellent and have been a go-to for a number of years.

I also have a stash of Wirefy connectors as well.
Just to add to it, these have been awesome. Just need a heat gun and you have a waterpoof soldered connector. Doesn't do the same thing as a positap but is very useful on a motorcycle.

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gixxerjasen wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 1:47 pm
Just to add to it, these have been awesome. Just need a heat gun and you have a waterpoof soldered connector. Doesn't do the same thing as a positap but is very useful on a motorcycle.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GD ... =UTF8&th=1
I've been eyeballing these connectors for awhile but never pulled the trigger. They just seemed to good and easy to be true.
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They are slightly more fiddly than they show them to be in the videos but they seem to work really well. Buy a cheap small set and test them out and let us know what you think.
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gixxerjasen wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:11 am They are slightly more fiddly than they show them to be in the videos but they seem to work really well. Buy a cheap small set and test them out and let us know what you think.
Ya, thanks buddy. You already planted the seed Saturday night and I ordered a 200 piece set on Amazon and then Amazon suggested I get a little mini heat gun with a curled shield that would work great with these and heat shrink tubing. I already have two heat guns. :oops:
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Abercrombie FJR wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:30 pm
gixxerjasen wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:11 am They are slightly more fiddly than they show them to be in the videos but they seem to work really well. Buy a cheap small set and test them out and let us know what you think.
Ya, thanks buddy. You already planted the seed Saturday night and I ordered a 200 piece set on Amazon and then Amazon suggested I get a little mini heat gun with a curled shield that would work great with these and heat shrink tubing. I already have two heat guns. :oops:
Let us all know what ya think. Seems you don't need much encouragement to buy stuff if you ended up with another heat gun off something else I suggested. :lol:
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