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    Default What gauge wire?

    My tail light wiring harness has more cuts and repairs than an Emo kid. I want to rewire but I'm unsure if I have to use a specific gauge. I have 14 gauge stranded but was thinking that might be too much. 12 gauge maybe? Can too large a gauge effect current flow?

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    If 14 is too much, why would you go to 12? Smaller guage is bigger wire.

    Oversized wire isnt a bad thing, but it is a bit of a waste. I tend to use 14 on incadesent bulbs and 18 on LED. Which is larger than what usually comes from the manufacturers. Most of them seem to be 16 on incadesent and 20 or 22 on LEd.

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    Its been a few years since I wired my bike but I'm pretty sure its all 16 gauge on all but the charging system.

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    haha. whoops. I brainfarted on the 12/smaller thing. I meant 16. anyway, thanks guys huge help.

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    16 gauge will work fine for your tailight set up.

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    I use 16 for everything but charging system, which I use 12 for.

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    My tail light wiring harness has more cuts and repairs than an Emo kid. lol go with 16

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