Vintage Connections Professional Electrical Connection Kits

One of our goals is to provide affordable high quality repair kits that will keep your car, truck, or bike on the road, without denting your bank account. With very little practice, the average buyer will be able to use our RTL crimping tool to produce crimps that are indistinguishable from the pneumatic crimps in the factory harness.

If  you end up being one of a very small number of customers who simply cannot master the use of the crimping tool, we will cheerfully refund its purchase price to you, upon your returning the tool to us in undamaged resellable condition. There will be no restocking fee.

Professional Kit CK-1
(Includes our 3rd generation of RTL Crimping Tool, with open-barrel die set, as is illustrated on our Main Page and our Tools page)


 

Suitable for the restoration of a single motorcycle using the bullet/socket style of terminals.

Item p/n Pieces
4mm Bullet terminal/insulator ............. SB1

25

4mm Socket terminal/insulator ........... SS1

25

4mm Dual socket terminal/insulator .... DS1

5

4mm Triple socket terminal/insulator ... TS1

2

Brass eyelet terminal, 4.5mm ID ......... BE4

5

Brass eyelet terminal, 5.5mm ID ......... BE5

5

Brass eyelet terminal, 6.5mm ID ......... BE6

5

Ratcheting crimping tool ..................... RTL

1

Printed instruction set  

1

Price: $55.00 ($30.00 without crimping tool)
Packaged Weight: ~2 pounds
Ships by Priority Mail in the Continental U.S.

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Professional Kit CK-2
(Includes our new 3rd generation of RTL Crimping Tool, as illustrated on our Main Page)

Suitable for the restoration of multiple motorcycles using the bullet/socket style of terminals.

Item p/n Pieces
4mm Bullet terminal/insulator .................... SB1

50

4mm Single socket terminal/insulator ......... SS1

50

4mm Dual socket terminal/insulator ........... DS1

10

4mm Triple socket terminal/insulator .......... TS1

5

Brass eyelet terminal, 4.5mm ID ................ BE4

15

Brass eyelet terminal, 5.5mm ID ................ BE5

15

Brass eyelet terminal, 6.5mm ID ................ BE6

15

Two-pin  non-latching housing pair, M/F ...... MP2TN 1
Three-pin non-latching housing pair, M/F .... MP3N 1
Four-pin  non-latching housing pair, M/F ..... MP4N 1
Ratcheting crimping tool ........................... RTL

1

Instruction set  ........................................

1

Price: $85.00 ($60.00 without crimping tool)
Packaged Weight: ~2.5 pounds
Ships by flat-rate Priority Mail in the Continental U.S.

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Professional Kit CK-4L (Latching Housings)
(Includes our 3rd generation of RTL Crimping Tool, as illustrated on our Main Page)

Latching plain nylon shells that are suitable for home and professional shop use on Japanese motorcycles, cars, and trucks from the 1970's on. Works with conductor diameters from 18-14 AWG

CRITICAL NOTE: These contemporary shells do NOT interconnect with the original factory latching shells that were manufactured by Hitachi. So, your original shells need to be replaced as a pair. It's easily possible to extract the factory spade terminations from the original Hitachi shell pairs and reinsert them into the new housings that come from this kit. This gives you new housings, without a need to remove and replace all the original factory spade terminals. Extracting the brass spades from the original Hitachi shells requires the use of our ETL terminal extraction tool, or a functionally equivalent extraction tool.

Item p/n     Pieces
M/F 1-Pin Latching Housings ......................... MP1L

5

M/F 2-Pin Latching Housings, T-Aligned ......... MP2L

5

M/F 3-Pin Latching Housings ........................ MP3L

5

M/F 4-Pin Latching Housings ........................ MP4L

5

M/F 6-Pin Latching Housings ........................ MP6L

4

M/F 8-Pin Latching Housings ........................ MP8L

4

6.3mm M/F Spades, 18-14 AWG .................. M63/F63

150 Each

Crimper Instruction set

1

Price:  $80.00 ($55.00 without RTL crimping tool)
Packaged Weight: ~2.5 pounds
Ships by flat-rate Priority Mail in the Continental U.S.

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Professional Kit CK-4N (Non-Latching Housings)
(Includes our 3rd generation of RTL Crimping Tool, as illustrated on our Main Page)

Non-latching plain nylon shells that are suitable for home and professional shop use on Japanese motorcycles, cars, and trucks from the 1970's on. Works with conductor diameters from 18-14 AWG

CRITICAL NOTE: These contemporary shells accurately interconnect with the original factory latching shells that were manufactured by Hitachi in the Sixties and Seventies. It's possible to extract the factory spade terminations from the original Hitachi shell pairs and reinsert them into the new housings that come from this kit. This gives you new housings, without a need to remove and replace all the original factory spade terminals. Extracting the brass spades from the original Hitachi shells requires the use of our ETL terminal extraction tool, or a functionally equivalent extraction tool.

Item p/n     Pieces
M/F 1-Pin Non-Latching Housings .................. MP1N

5

M/F 2-Pin Non-Latching Housings, T-Aligned .. MP2N

5

M/F 3-Pin Non-Latching Housings ................. MP3N

5

M/F 4-Pin Non-Latching Housings ................. MP4N

5

M/F 6-Pin Non-Latching Housings ................. MP6N

4

M/F 8-Pin Non-Latching Housings ................. MP8N

4

6.3mm M/F Spades, 18-14 AWG .................. M63/F63

150 Each

Crimper Instruction set

1

Price:  $80.00 ($55.00 without RTL crimping tool)
Packaged Weight: ~2.5 pounds
Ships by flat-rate Priority Mail in the Continental U.S.

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Professional Kit CK-5L - Latching Plain Nylon Housings for 2.8mm OEM Spades
(Includes RTL Crimping Tool, as illustrated on our Main Page)

These are the plain white nylon latching connector shells and 2.8mm (0.110") plain brass crimp terminals that have been used on Japanese sport bikes, touring bikes, and dirt bikes since the 1980's. This kit is suitable for home and shop use on a wide range of Japanese motorcycle, auto, and truck makes and models.

Note: We highly recommend the purchase and use of our RTL crimping tool (or its equivalent from another source) for the proper installation of these connectors. With proper tool use, your repairs will be indistinguishable from the connectors in your factory harness! And properly crimped terminals are many times more resistant to vibration fatigue than soldered terminals are. This is particularly critical where high-revving motorcycle engines create vibration. And soldering a terminal, after you've accurately crimped it, only serves to defeat the use of a crimping tool, in the first place! Soldering produces abrupt discontinuities that make the installation significantly more subject to vibration fatigue and failure. It was a move to eliminate vibration fatigue that lead to the creation of the crimping process, in the first place!
 

Item p/n Pieces
Plain Nylon M/F 2-Pin Housings ................ HP2L

5

Plain Nylon M/F 3-Pin Housings ................ HP3L

4

Plain Nylon M/F 4-Pin Housings ................ HP4L

4

Plain Nylon M/F 6-Pin Housings ................ HP6L

3

Plain Nylon M/F 9-Pin Housings ................ HP9L

2

2.8mm OEM Male Spade Terminals .......... M28

100

2.8mm OEM Female Spade Terminals ...... F28OEM

100

Instruction set ...................................... 5BX

1

Price:  $75.00  ($50.00 without RTL crimping tool)
Packaged Shipping Weight: ~2 pounds
Shipping by Priority Mail in the Continental U.S.

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Order Page

 


Professional Kit CK-5N - Non-Latching Beige ABS Housings for 2.8mm Automotive Spades
(Includes RTL Crimping Tool, as illustrated on our Main Page)

These are the plain beige ABS plastic non-latching connector shells and 2.8mm (0.110") plain brass automotive crimp terminals that have been used on Japanese sport bikes, touring bikes, and dirt bikes since the 1980's. This kit is suitable for home and shop use on a wide range of Japanese motorcycle, auto, and truck makes and models. These are the same housing pairs that are used under the dashboard of early Datsun autos and trucks of the Sixties and Seventies.

Note: We highly recommend the purchase and use of our RTL crimping tool (or its equivalent from another source) for the proper installation of these connectors. With proper tool use, your repairs will be indistinguishable from the connectors in your factory harness! And properly crimped terminals are many times more resistant to vibration fatigue than soldered terminals are. This is particularly critical where high-revving motorcycle engines create vibration.
 

Item p/n Pieces
Beige ABS M/F 2-Pin Housings ........................ HP2N

5

Beige ABS M/F 3-Pin Housings ........................ HP3N

4

Beige ABS M/F 4-Pin Housings ........................ HP4N

4

Beige ABS M/F 6-Pin Housings ........................ HP6N

3

Beige ABS M/F 9-Pin Housings ........................ HP9N

2

2.8mm Automotive Male Spade Terminals ....... M28

100

2.8mm Automotive Female Spade Terminals ... F28OEM

100

Instruction set .............................................. 5BX

1

Price:  $75.00  ($50.00 without RTL crimping tool)
Packaged Shipping Weight: ~2 pounds
Shipping by Priority Mail in the Continental U.S.

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Order Page

 


 

How to Order Replacement Connectors / Insulators

We sell packets of terminals/insulators as replacements for expended kit contents, or for use with your own open-barrel crimping tool or a Hero Electronics Connector Kit. For more details on pricing and quantities of individual kit components, click here.

 

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