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Question Tight wire after installing SW-MOTECH crash bars

I recently picked up a really clean 09 650. I decided to add the SW-MOTECH crash bars because they are sweet looking and will help keep my bike clean in the event of a tip over. During the install I noticed there is a wire (or more of a 'tubing' as it has 2 wires coming out of it) running underneath where the right side guard attaches to the bolt going through the engine mount (near the rear break pedal). There doesn't seem to be any room to run this wire over the bolt but running it underneath puts a little kink in it. My question is, is this hurting anything? I don't want to put extra stress on wiring or any sort of tubing and certainly wouldn't want anything to burn out. Any ideas?
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I recently picked up a really clean 09 650. I decided to add the SW-MOTECH crash bars because they are sweet looking and will help keep my bike clean in the event of a tip over. During the install I noticed there is a wire (or more of a 'tubing' as it has 2 wires coming out of it) running underneath where the right side guard attaches to the bolt going through the engine mount (near the rear break pedal). There doesn't seem to be any room to run this wire over the bolt but running it underneath puts a little kink in it. My question is, is this hurting anything? I don't want to put extra stress on wiring or any sort of tubing and certainly wouldn't want anything to burn out. Any ideas?
(apologies for the pictures, it's hard to get a good shot)
Thanks alot!
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First that is your crankshaft position sensor , very critical. From the looks , to me it looks OK. And it is one of very few that has no extra slack or connectors between it and the ECU. You need a second post within this thread to gain access to more info.
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Hi onewizard,

Oh yes, that is very critical! Thank you for taking a look I really appreciate it! I was having a hard time finding anybody else who mentioned this issue. I was getting a little paranoid about it as I haven't ridden the bike much and couldn't tell if this was harming it in anyway. I may get a piece of tubing to try and ease the kink a little if possible.

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Hi onewizard,

Oh yes, that is very critical! Thank you for taking a look I really appreciate it! I was having a hard time finding anybody else who mentioned this issue. I was getting a little paranoid about it as I haven't ridden the bike much and couldn't tell if this was harming it in anyway. I may get a piece of tubing to try and ease the kink a little if possible.

Thanks again!
Here is a suggestion, my experience as a Industrial electrician dealing with severe operating conditions, gravel pits & asphalt plants, high vibration. Tow suggestions, one take some clear silicone and pump it around the kink part, let it cure. Option #2 , use a black wire tie tywrap around the kink part. The idea is vibration will eventually wear through that tubing. The silicone once cured eliminates the vibration, but allows some flexibility. The wire tie looks neater, stops vibration, but no give as to wire movement. FYI the silicone has many advantages including heat protection.


I had years of experience dealing with two 25 HP screening motors that had 600 volt #10/4 SOW cabtire going to them, used silicone supports and silicone across the duct, nothing else worked. When I say severe , the motor junction boxes had to be packed solid with duct seal ,otherwise the wire connectors failed and went to ground, one motor the cast iron base broke, and the remaining motor went airborne. Damn thing weighed over 250 LBs,the screening plant was up at the top of the plant , 60 feet vertical . Needed a crane to lift it in place, whole asphalt plant was down during peak season for 6 hours.
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...I don't want to put extra stress on wiring or any sort of tubing and certainly wouldn't want anything to burn out. Any ideas?
(apologies for the pictures, it's hard to get a good shot)
Thanks alot!
I went out to the shop to look at mine (an '08), then realized I got back from AZ two days ago - I noticed my '15 sitting there. Sorry I can't help.

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...I don't want to put extra stress on wiring or any sort of tubing and certainly wouldn't want anything to burn out. Any ideas?
(apologies for the pictures, it's hard to get a good shot)
Thanks alot!
I went out to the shop to look at mine (an '08), then remembered I got back from AZ two days ago - I noticed my '15 sitting there. Sorry I can't help.

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I went out to the shop to look at mine (an '08), then realized I got back from AZ two days ago - I noticed my '15 sitting there. Sorry I can't help.
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I went out to the shop to look at mine (an '08), then remembered I got back from AZ two days ago - I noticed my '15 sitting there. Sorry I can't help.
Man, must be that that Data Base Error again
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Man, must be that that Data Base Error again
I'm picturing him not only looking for his '08 and finding his '15, but doing it twice, and posting about it each time.
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...I went out to the shop to look at mine (an '08), then remembered I got back from AZ two days ago - I noticed my '15 sitting there. Sorry I can't help.
But IF memory serves - my '08 looks pretty much like your pic does.

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Ever heard the term: "sick Puppy"?

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Thank you everybody for taking a look! Glad to know I'm not the only one with this and glad to hear it doesn't seem to be an issue. I will probably try to ease it a little bit using some of onewizard's suggestions.
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