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    Protecting wires...

    My '79 CB400 has a few wires which were originally protected by a cloth-like material. It feels like a mix of cloth and plastic; hard to describe. Regardless of that it is, it's falling apart - disintegrating from the lightest touch. What can I use to replace it? Are there similar materials I can buy and slip over these cables? The material must play nice with heat, as this is right on the motor, so no electrical tape... Suggestions?





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    Some Googling suggest this may be "thermal/braided sleeving" - does that sound about right? Would something like this work: http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...ld-by-the-foot ?
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    Or even cheaper...plastic wire loom cover any place that sells trailer accessories

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    if it's thermo insulation from around 70's era and is friable ... may i suggest you ventilate your dwelling as it could very well contain asbestos?
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    What kind of restoration cafe project is this? This isn't a 5%'er job... it's a 95%'er job.. BBQ paint on the engine and replaced tatty lines.

    Buy new parts for it man, dust the cobwebs off the wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookyjacK View Post
    Or even cheaper...plastic wire loom cover any place that sells trailer accessories
    Got that, but I'm afraid it'll melt once the motor heats up.

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    if it's thermo insulation from around 70's era and is friable ... may i suggest you ventilate your dwelling as it could very well contain asbestos?
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    What kind of restoration cafe project is this? This isn't a 5%'er job... it's a 95%'er job.. BBQ paint on the engine and replaced tatty lines.

    Buy new parts for it man, dust the cobwebs off the wallet.

    95%'er? Don't associate me with those cheap, ungrateful bastards. Still haven't received a thank-you for all the taxes I've paid in bike parts over the last few months, or all the people I've provided jobs for by employing them for powdercoating services and such

    It's actually not BBQ paint, but slightly better high-temp stuff. Loving it.

    As for the wallet, that thing is spreading more than a Surrey slut on a free-booze Saturday! I should have listened to your advice and factored beer into the original budget... which is now about as blown up a McDonald's-lovin' southerner with 'big bones.'

    Finding new parts for this bike is pretty damn hard!
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    That plastic loom is so cheap try it you never know...

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    You'll want fiberglass sleeving for heat protection, usually impregnated with silicone. An electrical supply store should be able to get it for you, or you can order online. The cheaper stuff is usually good until 250C
    http://canada.newark.com/jsp/search/...3D422%2B200840

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    DO NOT buy the plastic stuff, you can melt that with a heat gun. Then yummy goop burning off your engine forever.

    You can make a few quick calls, Lordco, RP Electronics, etc. The stuff you found at Princess Auto is polypropylene, it will melt.

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    You probably want something like this
    http://www.thermotec.com/products/18...t-sleeves.html

    A low cost option would be to get some thick silicone hose and just run the wires down the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerunt View Post
    Some Googling suggest this may be "thermal/braided sleeving" - does that sound about right? Would something like this work: http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...ld-by-the-foot ?
    considering the features listed on the website you may find other uses for that stuff

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    The smooth surface makes it very easy to slide over long lengths of hose
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