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Bluebeeman

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protecting coax wiring to a tail light
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:40:09 AM »
I am working to wire a dynamo powered rear light that will be attached to my Tubus rack. The rack is attached to my Thorn Raven. I can come out of the headlight go around the stem and follow the other cable housings to the back of the bike. Now however, though those neat looking braze-ons that organize the brake and shift cables are in the way for running the tail light wire. When I get back to the rack I don't want to follow one of the tubes nor do I want to leave the wire unsupported.  I had hoped to run it in a length of unlined cable housing but the housing is too narrow a diameter. Any  ideas? Does anyone make a larger diameter cable housing? Thanks
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JimK

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Re: protecting coax wiring to a tail light
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 12:33:33 AM »
I used some clear plastic tubing to protect part of the wiring back to my tail light. I think I just found it at the hardware store. It's pretty fat and ugly but it does the job!

Here's an old photo:

Bluebeeman

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Re: protecting coax wiring to a tail light
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 10:03:34 PM »
I thought about plastic tubing but really like the toughness of cable housing. Maybe motorcycle cable housing is larger in diameter. Thanks for the reply.
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julk

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Re: protecting coax wiring to a tail light
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 01:35:40 AM »
You can just run the wire under the rear rack load platform with zip ties.
It has worked for me for a long time now.
Julian.


energyman

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Re: protecting coax wiring to a tail light
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 06:04:07 PM »
You can just run the wire under the rear rack load platform with zip ties.
It has worked for me for a long time now.
Julian.

It worked for me too !