All them wires


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Greenwinger
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All them wires

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I have too many wires running down the the left handle bar. I just installed heated grips and i cant get all the wires under the bar padding without them sticking out, or having to use zip ties. I really don't like visible zip ties. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: All them wires

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Drill some holes and run them inside the bars as Honda used to do?
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We don't think anything about the bake, clutch, throttle, etc cables being exposed so why not see if the wires would not be able to be run fully out in the open and still look good. You will find that if there is nothing like color or something to draw the eye you will never notice one more wire/cable even being there.
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And hold them together with something like this:
https://www.wireloomtubing.com/plastic-clips
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Re: All them wires

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You don't want to leave wiring exposed, because the UV breaks down the insulation.
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I can agree with that, it needs to be in a loom to protect the wires.
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Loose wires would look like crud anyway, this project is out in the open so it needs to look neat as well as functional
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Re: All them wires

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You could take a split wire loom and include the clutch hose with said wires.
Or will that get me another 'thumb down' for offering a suggestion?

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Re: All them wires

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That shouldn't get you a gig but it would be sort of a large bundle and what makes you notice something is when it draws your eye due to size, color, messy in with neat, that sort of thing. If you can make it blend in it will never be seen.
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Re: All them wires

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I removed the large bulky,hard to hide wiring from my switches and replaced them with #28 gauge wire (usually a multi conductor)that operate common relays.I hook the big wires to the relays hidden under the pocket.


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