Any Ideas? - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
CJ1176's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Boone, Iowa
Posts: 9
Any Ideas?

Does anyone know what I could cover this wiring with? I've tried to clean that brown discolor off but it wont. Its real annoying to look at.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0981.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	93.3 KB
ID:	14077  

Craig
97' Vulcan-88 1500A
CJ1176 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 01:13 AM
Premium Member
 
Ronmold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Posts: 220
Garage
Chrome split loom. With heat shrink you need to undo the wires and get them through. Split loom just snaps over in seconds.

http://www.cabletiesandmore.com/chromeloom.php
Ronmold is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 06:03 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 304
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronmold View Post
Chrome split loom. With heat shrink you need to undo the wires and get them through. Split loom just snaps over in seconds.

http://www.cabletiesandmore.com/chromeloom.php
Have you personally tried this stuff? Looks interesting. I have the exact same issue with the wiring covering on my 800.

Sent from my Desire HD using Motorcycle.com Free App

2000 VN800B
Phil in Maine is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 06:29 AM
Bike Of The Year Winner, 2012
 
smedlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South of Houston
Posts: 4,066
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil in Maine View Post
Have you personally tried this stuff? Looks interesting. I have the exact same issue with the wiring covering on my 800.

Sent from my Desire HD using Motorcycle.com Free App

The chrome cable coming out of my speakers is the chrome split loom that Ronmold is talking about. I even got it from the same online place he mentioned.


Yes, I'm a Chrome Whore.

2004 Vulcan 2000
smedlin is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 06:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 304
Garage
Was it easy to install? Does it look decent in person? This seems like it would solve my issue, and make the bike look way better. It's so annoying to have an appearance issue like that staring at you everytime you are riding.

Sent from my Desire HD using Motorcycle.com Free App

2000 VN800B
Phil in Maine is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 10:39 PM
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chatsworth, Ga.
Posts: 3,216
Garage
I also used the chrome split wire loom, but got mine at O'Riely's auto parts store. Looks good.
rick is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 12:01 AM
Top Contributor
 
angelo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Far West Chicago Burbs / Rural
Posts: 655
Well the chrome split loom folks sure have an awesome and better idea, so do that. If I was just doing the KISS and just wanna get it done, I'd probably spray paint it black. Just sayin... Hell, sharpie might even come to the rescue here.

But if it really bugs, I am sure chrome loom would be far cooler looking.

At least you have your options.

'06 Concours C10
'04 1600 Classic - Gone
PGR #192992

Ride Reports Blog http://leroylanes.blogspot.com/
angelo is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 12:26 AM
Premium Member
 
Ronmold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Posts: 220
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by angelo View Post
If I was just doing the KISS and just wanna get it done, I'd probably spray paint it black. Just sayin... Hell, sharpie might even come to the rescue here.
Doesn't get much simpler or quicker than just snapping this stuff over the wire. But yes, I've done a lot of bike detailing with a Sharpie!

I've not used the chrome but lots of the black in various sizes.
Ronmold is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
CJ1176's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Boone, Iowa
Posts: 9
Thanks guys, I have found a couple things that might work . Thanks for your input.

Craig
97' Vulcan-88 1500A
CJ1176 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome