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Niterider Extension Cable?

Old 10-26-05, 04:19 PM
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Niterider Extension Cable?

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I'm looking for an extension cable for my niterider tail light. I'm not even sure if it was ever made in the old style. Any help with this would be wonderful. Thank you.

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Old 10-27-05, 10:28 AM
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Do you want it to be a semi-permanent extension, or just a temporary thing? How handy are you and what tools do you have?

If you want it to be more a permanent thing, it seems like it would be pretty easy to snip that wire and solder in however much extension you need. Use heat shrink tubing to insulate/cover the joints. That's just a simple 2-conductor cable, right?
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Old 10-27-05, 11:00 AM
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That's true. I could just wrap the excess when I don't need it. I suppose I'll need to find out for sure before I operate though. Does anyone know if this will be an easy process?

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Old 10-27-05, 12:30 PM
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The connector you show looks to be a pretty standard coaxial low voltage power plug with a locking feature on the backshell. If you're handy with a soldering iron (or know someone who is) you could probably make a cord youself. Take the plug down to Radio Shack and get a female mate and another male similar to what you have. You need to take the existing plug with you because there are different sizes that look similar. The extension cord won't have a locking mechanism, but unless you put strain on the cord, you won't need it. If you do, you could heat shrink the connectors together or use a twist tie or something to keep them from separating.

Get a length of reasonably sized speaker cord and solder the new connectors to it. Use some shrink wrap to stabilize and weatherproof the connections and you're good to go.
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I'll second what supcom said if you're looking for a temporary extension, an extension that's only used on one bike but not another, or an extension that doesn't void your warrantee.
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Old 10-27-05, 01:14 PM
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You can get the parts at radioshack and build you own,
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Niterider did make the extention for the old style I just found one in a junk box at a bicycle shop. gets you about a foot more reach. I use it on the tail light.

If you build your own take the parts to radioshack so get the right size. I think it is M size 5.5mmX2.1mm or something like that.

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