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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid easy way to do handlebar wiring

So I ran into a situation where I had to rerun the wiring through a set of T-bars while they were still mounted on the bike.


Impossible right? No.


Kite string and a vacuum cleaner made it easy as hell. Put kite string in the top hole, put the vacuum cleaner's attachment hose on the bottom hole ... And hang onto the top because the string will be where you want it before you can blink. Then pull through as usual..



Just thought I would share that option for the next poor sad bastard that might find themselves in the same situation I did.

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Yup, that's how I did it when I ran the guide wires in my bars.

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I do my bars with Weedwhacker string.
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I use the pull chain from like a ceiling fan.

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I use the pull chain from like a ceiling fan.
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I use the pull chain from like a ceiling fan.
Too easy to break that stuff. You know the Chinese finger trap stuff? I got a long piece of that, ran string through my bars, pulled the finger trap through with the string, put the wires in the finger trap and pulled back out, wires stay in the finger trap so they're protected from rubbing inside the bars and it made for an easy fish through. KST bars

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Nylon string. Leave a loose end at both end cap and switch housing hole , then you can pull twist grip at same time as switch housing.

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Too easy to break that stuff. You know the Chinese finger trap stuff? I got a long piece of that, ran string through my bars, pulled the finger trap through with the string, put the wires in the finger trap and pulled back out, wires stay in the finger trap so they're protected from rubbing inside the bars and it made for an easy fish through. KST bars

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Thanks for the tip. I will try it for next bar change, buddys always come home for that stuff. We use chains but this way sounds good.
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