Wire Harness Sheathing

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Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby Rowery » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:24 pm

The wires from the handle bar / triple tree /master cylinder area to under the gas tank had black material sheathing. Over the years this has rotted and cracked. I live in PA and bike lives in a cold garage in the winter. Anybody have recommendations to replace this covering?

On a side note, I went to bleed clutch today and stripped the Allen head on the bleed valve. I must have tightened it too much last time. So I ended up ordering BRA41650 from MotorWorks in the UK .
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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby RadicalR1150R » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:18 pm

Try "CableTiesAndMore.com" self wrapping sleeving. Available by the foot & nice too.
Speedbleeder.com for the clutch. part # SB1010S That's if your replacing the grub screw at the right rear under the seat area.

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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby towerworker » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby Photoguy » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:18 am

^ I used the same material and the 'split' feature made putting it on simple.

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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby BadToTheBown » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:13 pm

I've used 3 different things depending on the circumstance/situation, here they are in order of preference/protection: 1) friction tape (requires you to have harnessing/pigtails out to wrap), 2) split convoluted plastic sheathing in different sizes with ty-wraps and 3) spiral cut sheathing...best of luck...
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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby Hoof » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:31 am

I used 'Self Amalgamating Tape' (cut it so you have narrow strips - it will seal to units such as the headlight orifice and is good for 'T' Junctions in the wire.) ............... and split convoluted tube over the tape for appearance as I was not going to disconnect anything!
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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby jrsndman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:11 pm

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Re: Wire Harness Sheathing

Postby Tennmoto » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:12 am

I was lucky, my local Bmw dealer recovered the wire harness for free. Goodtimes BMW in Alcoa Tn

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