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    Recommendation For Heat-resistant Reinforcing Tape Needed

    I am running some wiring underneath my gas tank to accomodate a charging port on my handlebars. The routing will tend to get warm and I want to wrap some reinforcing tape around the areas where I have had to splice some wires together. Does anyone have a recommendation for this type of tape?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    I am running some wiring underneath my gas tank to accomodate a charging port on my handlebars. The routing will tend to get warm and I want to wrap some reinforcing tape around the areas where I have had to splice some wires together. Does anyone have a recommendation for this type of tape?

    Thanks in advance!
    IF you are confident of the connections and don't think you will need to redo any of them, I would go to an auto parts store and get some "muffler repair tape."
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    IF you are confident of the connections and don't think you will need to redo any of them, I would go to an auto parts store and get some "muffler repair tape."
    Why didn't I think of that? Thanks Paul!

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    Heat shrink tubing over the splices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigjv4 View Post
    Heat shrink tubing over the splices?
    I thought of that but concluded it is hard to add after the wires are already connected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I thought of that but concluded it is hard to add after the wires are already connected.
    For once in my life (ok, maybe the third time) I thought the project out beforehand and used heat shrink over the splices.
    Unless something better comes up, I'm going with muffler tape.

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    Look at wire harness wrap in Amazon. Several options for tape wrap and woven sleeves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerchuck View Post
    Look at wire harness wrap in Amazon. Several options for tape wrap and woven sleeves.
    Coincidentally, when I went to buy the muffler tape I spotted wire harness wrap as I walked down an aisle at the parts store. The proverbial light bulb lit up over my head and this time it wasn't the 5 watt variety.

    Bought some, wrapped some tape around the heat shrink where the splices are, and slipped the harness wrap over the 2 wires. Easy-peasy and then sat down with a beer to congratulate myself.

    Thanks for all the ideas, folks!
    Last edited by BC1100S; 05-16-2020 at 12:10 AM. Reason: Additional info

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