Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Savannah, GA, USA
Re: Dry Rot
[QUOTE=biometrics;1595258]On my last bike, (an R1100RT-P) I had to do some harness maintenance while eliminating the unnecessary police equipment wiring.
I found a good quality cable Protective Wire Wrap at Harbor Freight for cheap. (less than $4)
The flexible hose is slit to make installation a snap. You may have to cut some zip ties on the harness you wish to cover, but just replace them after getting the harness protection in place. I found it a whole lot easier than re-wrapping the harness with any kind of tape... the results look great too, and if you need to do some harness adjustments or splicing later, the cover is removable and re-useable... No adhesives that get gooey with heat and time to be concerned about either. It comes in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" sizes. Here is a photo.
Yeah, that's the same thing the auto makers use under the hood. I don't especially like the split loom. I am thinking of going snake skin.
It is more chafe resistant, heat resistant and can be pulled snug. It works like a Chinese finger puzzle