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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Time to get a better mouser

So a few weeks ago, I changed the oil in the bike. One of my vent doors in the fairing wasn't working right, so I pulled the fairing to check it out. Much to my surprise, two mice came scurrying out, scared the shit out of me. After I removed the nest they built under the fairing, I found that they were chewing on wires all winter. WTF!!!

The price for the wire harness wasn't as bad as I thought (don't tell MoCo that), about $140. The issue is, it's on back order until end of June. My dealer didn't tell me that until 2 weeks had gone by without getting a call. I checked online, Ebay, all the usual places. There are a couple of harnesses in Europe for a lot more money. So here I sit, waiting. I'll be luck to get mile 1 in by 4th of July.

Stupid mice!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 06:32 PM
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They do love that insulation. It doesn't look too bad ... I'd patch it for the intern. That is until you get the proper harness.


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Damn! I have two cats that get locked up in my shop at night. Haven't seen a mouse dropping in 10 years.

The negative is that I have to keep my bikes covered to discourage the cats from climbing around on the bikes.


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Electrical tape up those wires up and ride till the harness comes in.

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Seeing a lot of that in the automotive industry, rumor I heard was high content of soy bean being used in the outer casings.
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I've had the same problem. I used liquid tape to coat the wires and stuffed multiple sheets of Bounce in the fairing. I have no idea if that actually works, but they haven't been back.

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I've had the same problem. I used liquid tape to coat the wires and stuffed multiple sheets of Bounce in the fairing. I have no idea if that actually works, but they haven't been back.

Haven't heard of using dryer sheets, but I have heard of using mothballs for squirrels and other rodents. Just remember they're very dangerous for dogs/cats and other pets. I'd put a few in a small loosely woven cloth sack and hang the sack inside the faring somewhere (to keep control of them).

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i have heard of moth-balls but never have smelled them, how do you get your nose between its wings?
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What's the part number for the harness? I'd like to think they looked to see if other dealers had the part, but I try not to make assumptions about things like that anymore.

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Oh hell! That's just crazy!

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I had the same problem last year. Main victim was one of my RCA cables to my amp. Replaced that and liquid tape on the rest.
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