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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring pictures please!

For those of you who have run your wiring internally in your handlebars. How did you route your wires after they exit the bars. I can't come up with anything that looks clean. Pictures would be great!
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Ape man remind us which bike you have. Have you tried to run the wires in front of the tree? Another option I can see is to drill two small holes in the tree and run the wires through them. Make sure you deburr the holes.

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It's a vstar 1100 classic. I was planning on drilling a hole in the top of the tree. There is a support piece running up the center on the bottom side so like you said it would be 2 holes. I'm not sure what this would do structurally to the tree having 2 more 1/2" holes that close to the risers.
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I just did this myself.

Once the wires hit the triple tree it looks messy. I was going to route the wires behind the tree, but they would get pushed and pulled a lot.

They are much more stable in the front. But it doesn't look pretty.

I want to drill two holes in my triple tree now.

I don't think there is enough room to drill holes big enough for the connectors. Naturally it is going to suck cutting up the wires again. I want to install removable Deutsch plugs that I can take on and off. Their crimping tool is like $200. There is an aftermarket copycat tool for $30 that people on Amazon says works fine.
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I didn't feel comfortable drilling holes in the triple tree large enough to fit the plugs through. And I didn't want to lock the wiring to the tree by drilling smaller holes and having to solder the plugs on after going through the tree. So this is where I ended up. Going through the tree may have been cleaner but I'm ok with this.
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Another shot.
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Nothing wrong with that. Looks good and clean as far as I'm concerned. Good job.

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I agree, looks clean and not distracting. Nicely done, another idea for my future bobber!
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