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What do you guys do with the wires when you take off the headlight? The SV had all the wires tucked into the headlight housing. I can ziptie them in place, but i'm worried about the connectors getting wet. Should I just tape up the connectors and let the wires hang? Right now I tucked the wires into a tupperware container that I cut up and duct taped

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I just let em hang, I also pull the fuses for the lights so I don't need to worry about anything shorting with rain, just make sure they're dry before plugging your headlight back in.

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The SV has a crazy amount of wires in the front. I just zip tie them together. Once you do that move the handlebars side to side to make sure nothing is pinched or restricting you from full motion.
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Should I worry about taping the connectors? I keep the bike outside. It's covered, but i'm sure water is still getting in there when it rains.

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Should I worry about taping the connectors? I keep the bike outside. It's covered, but i'm sure water is still getting in there when it rains.
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Should I worry about taping the connectors? I keep the bike outside. It's covered, but i'm sure water is still getting in there when it rains.
Get some insulated female terminal connectors and put them over the male ends on the stock connector. Then just wrap electrical tape around them to seal it up.

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You getting it ready for a track day and keeping it outside? Daayum...yeah where do you live :P
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I've got a spare ignition and key. His GSXR front end has no wheel lock and no headlight to house the connector.

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take a balloon and put that over the connectors and zip tie the end of a balloon
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take a balloon and put that over the connectors and zip tie the end of a balloon

+1 thats a good idea
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take a balloon and put that over the connectors and zip tie the end of a balloon
Trojen for the extra protection.

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take a balloon and put that over the connectors and zip tie the end of a balloon
That works for the open connectors, but I can just tape them. What about the connectors that are hooked up?

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That works for the open connectors, but I can just tape them. What about the connectors that are hooked up?
Cut the end of the balloon, disconnect the connect and slide the balloon over one end. Or extra large shrink tubing.

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On my SV, I use a numberplate bracket that Pilotx1 fabed up for me. Then I zip tied and taped all the wires to it. Looks clean, and works fine. If I were worried about protection fron water, I would raid the kitchen for a piece of plastic wrap and tape all of that to the bracket.





This is the bracket Pilotx1 made for Tea. It uses less material and works perfect. She uses this numberplate when she borrows my SV for CCS. As you can see, it attatches to the frame via the fairing bracket.



If you need more info or something better than an iPhone pic, let me know. Hope this helps. If you have Jason make one for you, ask for the style Tea has. Her "2.0.1" version is pimp. My "beta" version works perfect, but the 2.0.1 version looks super clean. Jason will know what you are talking about if you order a numberplate bracket 2.0.1 version for a SV.

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On my SV, I use a numberplate bracket that Pilotx1 fabed up for me. Then I wire tied and taped all the wires to it. Looks clean, and works fine.
That looks like a fucking rats nest!

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Its function over form. Harden the f#ck up!

Also Jason found a little plastic container thing that looks like a little bank teller thing at a drive thru bank. I could stuff all my wires in there, then zip tie that to the bracker for a neater look, but this works fine.
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I think I'll just tape the connectors and zip tie the wires in place. Thanks for the help everyone

And Dave, I have bodywork on there, so I need the fairing bracket.

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then just tie the extra wires into a bundle and tuck em in the bodywork somewhere

if youre worried about rain fill the connectors with di-electric grease adn put em in a balloon or you could fill em with silicone caulk from both sides

while i do store my 600 in the garage when its not at the track it will get wet from time to time, ie: trailering and a rare rainy track session i have open unused plugs that i havent done anything to and have no plans to do anything to them either be it bagging or filling them

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What body work? Pics or it didn't happen.

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I'll post pics on my fb... I got Ducati body work Fits with my frankenbike them. You won't miss me at the track, they're bright orange.

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Nice, you gonna be at BHF Sunday for Motovid?

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Group together, individually crimp the ends, wrap with shrinkwrap, wrap entire assembly in electrical tape, wrap again with shrinkwrap, dip in WD40, wrap again with Saran wrap, cover in Jewel plastic bag, dip again in WD40, stuff assembly in large condom, coat with undercarriage sealant, drill hole in frame, place assembly in frame, fill frame with Great Stuff, seal completely with JB Weld and silicone. Done. Or just zip tie the mofos up.

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It displaces water. Says right on the can. You can't be too careful though.

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Can't make it Sunday :/ next trackday is putnam on the 14th

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