Gregory Bender

About my wiring harnesses

My approach and how I got started constructing wire harnesses and looms for Moto Guzzis.

I started down a slippery slope when I decided to make my own wiring harnesses for a customer's project. It all started out because the wiring harness that came with his V700 was 25 pounds worth of a black wire mess. Nothing was original and nothing was salvageable. Rather than cobble something together using non-standard colors and terminals without strain relief, I decided I would do it properly. I soon realized that there are far more main harnesses, sub-harnesses, and variations than I originally anticipated, AND, determining the correct gauge, color, length, and terminals to use was a lengthy, painstaking process.

What I ended up with is the knowledge, tools, and supplies to create every possible main and sub-harness for Moto Guzzi loop frames. I've also got an excellent start on the Moto Guzzi Tonti frame models built in the 1970's and 1980's. Except where noted, each is a replication of the original Moto Guzzi wiring harness. I use the same gauge of wire, the same colors and tracers (stripes), the same length and sheathing, the same terminals, etc. All terminals are of the double crimp, strain relief variety.