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(UK). I am renovating a 1988 HD 1200 XLH Sportster. The previous owners have butchered the wiring so I am rewiring it by hand.

There are a few places in the wiring where a single cable needs to connect to two others. An example is from the fusebox. The output for the Accessories 15a fuse needs to feed several items. So a single spade connector on the fusebox has a cable that needs to feed indicators, horn, brake lighting etc. Another example is the feed from the regulator that has to merge with the protected side of the 30a main fuse to charge the battery.

I have bought some Superseal connectors but the seals are too small to put more than one wire at a time into them. I intended to daisychain one side of the connector so that one input fed three outputs. I could probably do it by not installing the seals, then sealing with hot glue after.

What is the proferssionals way of doing this please? Bear in mind that there is not a lot of room under the seat so I can't expand to a fusebox containing a fuse for each circuit. There are 4 fuses, main, ignition, accessories and lights which is the same as HD supplied.

Thanks for reading this.
 
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have a look at wago 221 series connectors. you can get 2 port, 3 port, and 5 port.so for example, with a 5 port, 1 in and 4 out.
 
have a look at wago 221 series connectors. you can get 2 port, 3 port, and 5 port.so for example, with a 5 port, 1 in and 4 out.

This looks great, thanks. I'll research them but do you think they'll last for years in this environment, i.e. vibration and rain spray? Would they short in rain? There is no dry place for them! :)
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Solder and heatshrink.

I have lots of both which is useful. I'm trying to use connectors so items can be removed when needed for repair or maintainance.
 
This looks great, thanks. I'll research them but do you think they'll last for years in this environment, i.e. vibration and rain spray? Would they short in rain? There is no dry place for them! :)
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I have lots of both which is useful. I'm trying to use connectors so items can be removed when needed for repair or maintainance.
coat them with some grease. if and when they do fail due to wet, cheap and esy to replace.
 

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