Ideas for hiding wires

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Ant27, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Ant27

    Ant27 Member

    I'm not usually bothered by things that aren't perfect. I don't have to have every little thing in the right spot. The jungle of wires I have on the front of my handlebars have got to be a little tidy however. I have zipties and such, and I will use them, but I want to hear if anyone has some...creative ideas for my problem. Thanks!
     

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  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    not a whole lot that you can do with those cables motorBikeANT

    but - I did notice - at least one cable looks to be too long

    cables when shortened (at most times) look better

    also - if done correctly - where cables run together
    at times a little black tape

    caution - if cables are too short
    may cause variances when turning handle bars

    at auto parts stores -- they carry plastic tubing
    used to run wires through ???

    ride that thing Mountainman
     
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    In this pic, partially hidden by the date, you can see the clips I use. I got them at Ace. These clips fit 7/8" bars and are available with one round "bulge" to fit one cable, or a longer "bulge" that fits 2 or 3.
     

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  4. andante94

    andante94 New Member

    Can you say "split loom"?

    Those cables are waaayyy to long. They need to be professionally trimmed to the correct length and zip tied to the top tube/down tube. Be careful of attaching them to the handlebars as the cables need to have some amount of free play/movement.

    Hope this helps.

    andante94
     
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    true -- but -- maybe not the time ???

    this is straight out -- the truth
    but -- we may have a slight problem here ???
    our MBing brother ANT
    just recently got up and running
    not real sure if he is up to -- some professional trimming ???
    and we know -- if taken to a shop -- expensive...

    what do you think MB-ANT
    you want to play with those cables ????

    ride that thing ANT ------------- MM
     
  6. Ant27

    Ant27 Member

    Haha yeah I'm not gonna mess with it. It's messy but it works. Good enough for me.
     
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    come on now motorbiking ANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ant -- remember -- you were the one who asked for ideas

    ride that messy MB thing ANT ------------------------- MM
     
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