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  • stevo fxsb Posts: 139
    West of Brisvegas
    Stock Poster stevo fxsb
    21 May 2019 05:39 PM
    Hi All,
    Picked up this little Sporty as a project bike [2011 with 11500k's].
    Set about removing the bars and have come unstuck!
    Have the cables off, but there is no slack in wiring within the bars! Appears the wiring runs straight out the base of the bars and off under the tank.
    My next step is to drop the tank to trace back to connection pins.

    Any tips, tricks or suggestions regarding the above would be much appreciated.

    Cheers Stevo
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  • tussuck Posts: 1884
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    21 May 2019 07:09 PM
    loosen the back tank bolt
    remove the front bolt and lift tank (4x2 offcut under it to keep it up); just keep an eye on the fuel pipe as you may need to disconnect from the tank - its a quick connector.
    primary side of the bike... the black plastic thing under the tank is the cable loom cover.  remove the screws in it and open it
    you will see two connectors in there that are the handle bar feeds.
    ones left and one is right.  plus another connector for the turn signals.

    The prior owner must have put in an extension kit so you may find that there are cuts/connections hidden in the handle bars them selves or you may find a bloody mess under the tank in the loom area.  All depends if they did a hack job or not
  • stevo fxsb Posts: 139
    West of Brisvegas
    Stock Poster stevo fxsb
    21 May 2019 09:53 PM
    Thanks Tussuck

    Tanks off and the loom isnt in too bad shape..all disconnected. Still have the bar on as the bloody throttle cables are that tight in the switch housing! I'm told its a case of pull them through but the little circlip is as tight as a Nuns...! Anyway, job for tomorrow!

  • tussuck Posts: 1884
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    21 May 2019 10:16 PM
    Quoting stevo fxsb on 21 May 2019 09:53 PMedited: 21 May 2019 09:54 PM
    Thanks Tussuck

    Tanks off and the loom isnt in too bad shape..all disconnected. Still have the bar on as the bloody throttle cables are that tight in the switch housing! I'm told its a case of pull them through but the little circlip is as tight as a Nuns...! Anyway, job for tomorrow!

    Yeah... My old harley had screw in throttle cables, but I noted my Sporty has push in ones..  Well those bloody little circlips on the inside are a real bastard to deal with.  I'm sure there must be a tool of some sort, but they do come out eventually with a bit of work - having said that I got pissed off with one of them and just got the angle cutter out and cut the connector off from the outside (very satisfying in the end..lol), and as it was the OEM cable which I'll never use again it was no lose to me.

    Is that a bloody Hyper charger hanging off near the throttle body?  If so take a gas axe to the thing!
  • stevo fxsb Posts: 139
    West of Brisvegas
    Stock Poster stevo fxsb
    21 May 2019 10:22 PM
    Quoting stevo fxsb on 21 May 2019 09:53 PMedited: 21 May 2019 09:54 PM
    Thanks Tussuck

    Tanks off and the loom isnt in too bad shape..all disconnected. Still have the bar on as the bloody throttle cables are that tight in the switch housing! I'm told its a case of pull them through but the little circlip is as tight as a Nuns...! Anyway, job for tomorrow!

    Quoting tussuck on 21 May 2019 10:16 PMedited: 21 May 2019 10:16 PM
    Yeah... My old harley had screw in throttle cables, but I noted my Sporty has push in ones..  Well those bloody little circlips on the inside are a real bastard to deal with.  I'm sure there must be a tool of some sort, but they do come out eventually with a bit of work - having said that I got pissed off with one of them and just got the angle cutter out and cut the connector off from the outside (very satisfying in the end..lol), and as it was the OEM cable which I'll never use again it was no lose to me.

    Is that a bloody Hyper charger hanging off near the throttle body?  If so take a gas axe to the thing!
    See how I go in the morning, I'm over it now...lol.  Then the next job will be separating the wires from the connectors.

    Just a chrome cover over the air cleaner, the Hypercharger's on the Breakout!  :-)
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