I attempted to run my side mount liscence plate brake light wiring through my swingarm. I drilled a hole in the swingarm and vacuumed a string through, but when I tried to pull a wire through it hung up.
Tried for an hour before admitting defeat. Damn plugs!
Thank God, my daddy was a biker.
Yeah. I think there must have been a small hole that the thin string could get through, but the wire just couldn't make it.
I had the same problem when I tried to run wiring throug my handlebars. I could get a large gage wire through, but when I attempted to pull the wiring through it got hung up. I could probably manage to get them through one wire at a time but, after seeing a little marring on the wire I used to pull them through, I was afraid I would bite into my wiring, and eventually short out.
Last night I managed to get my hand controls wires through the handlebars. It took about two hours because in order to stagger the wires to make the lead as thin as possible I had to cut the wires by the controls and solder them back together.
What a relief though. I have put a ton of hours on this bike so far, on this winter makeover, and if I had to have wires hanging it would have ruined the entire project. I contemplated on removing the controls all together and mounting a switch box somewhere, but last year I tried that and failed miserably - to the point of having to buy a new wiring harness.
Now that the wiring is all done, it's off to the next challenge. Molding the rear fender. Uhg!
Last edited by jlongbrake; 19th February 2012 at 17:43..
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