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Sloppy Wiring

Disappointing there are 4 areas where the wiring is exposed. Best way to protect these wires? Am thinking just wrap them with simple electrical tape.
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Electrical tape is terrible in high heat areas. It either gets gooey or becomes dry and brittle. if you want quick and easy, my suggestion rubber splicing tape (also known as self vulcanizing tape). It doesn't use adhesives to bond and only sticks to itself, additionally it's much more durable in high heat. 3M 3/4 in. x 22 ft. Temflex Splicing Tape-2155 - The Home Depot

Alternatively if you want to do it right, use heat shrink tubing.
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I think thats standard on these bikes. Kinda cheap in my opinion, II would rather pay an extra $5-$10 and have it done right. I haven't heard if anyone has had issues, other than appearance.
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You forgot the wires going to the Front Brake Switch. I may just get some 1/4" Split Loom and some small zip ties and fix it.

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You forgot the wires going to the Front Brake Switch. I may just get some 1/4" Split Loom and some small zip ties and fix it.
You could also get some heat shrink tubing which wouldn't require the wire ties. Just a heat gun or hair dryer.
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You could also get some heat shrink tubing which wouldn't require the wire ties. Just a heat gun or hair dryer.



Problem with Heat Shrink Tubing is, I would need to remove the wires from the connectors to slide it over. Sometimes they wont stay together afterwards.
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Problem with Heat Shrink Tubing is, I would need to remove the wires from the connectors to slide it over. Sometimes they wont stay together afterwards.
If it is the little yellow connector I am thinking of, you should be able to get one big enough to go over the connectors. Just unplug, slide it on one side, reconnect it, move the tubing over the connector and then heat it up. won't be perfect but will look a **** of a lot better than stock.

I do a lot of wiring and use the **** out of heat shrink tubing so have stuff up to 1/2" diameter or so laying around.
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If its TOO big, It wont shrink enough. And will Slide down the harness.

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If its TOO big, It wont shrink enough. And will Slide down the harness.
I think you are missing what I am saying so I might just do it and take a picture

I am saying shrink the tube onto the little block connector. It should shrink enough to be very snug on that connector so shouldn't slide up or down the wires. it won't be tight against the wires, true, but it will be better looking than that ugly yellow square with green wires I see anytime I look down at it
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The wiring is atrocious on these bikes, but I guess that's expected with budget friendly models. I'll eventually tear down and rewire everything as I slowly upgrade all the budget parts to new ones


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