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post #1 of 17 Old 10-26-2017, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Got my new heated grips. Got it all installed and working, but I didn't like the way I had routed the power wire back to the battery. As I was cutting a zip tie I had up in a blind area, I cut the dang power wire.

Needless to say I'm slapping myself now. I don't have any wire to replace it tonight, but it at least tomorrow won't be the 32 degrees it was this morning.
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-26-2017, 09:52 PM
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Sorry to hear that. I had that almost happen to me too.

Hopefully that was the "fynl cut" on that power wire.
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Done that myself, working in dark areas with not so good eye's and snips.
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but it at least tomorrow won't be the 32 degrees it was this morning.
We are expecting 32 degrees on Sunday..

Celsius.
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We are expecting 32 degrees on Sunday..

Celsius.
Can I stay at your place for the next 4 months?
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Of course. Can you handle 45 deg C (113F) in February?

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post #8 of 17 Old 10-27-2017, 08:00 AM
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It getting to be the time of year when USA and Aussie temps may show the same numbers using different systems.
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Untill a few years ago made fun of my friends with elc. gear.Called them line men and stuff like that as I rode so much colder than they did. After the 21 day DeadHorse trip ,28 in June, and not much warm up day to day I all most froze! The other three had elc. gear.After back I got gloves then jacket that fall.
This week with temps 29 the first camp night and and solid white tree tops and 32 at the tallest spot,all most 6,000 the next day I sure wish I had brought it! Had three layer's under my big Klin and sleep pants, two pair of socks, leather mittens with thin liners,and still cold! Since first meds two ago years for BP can not stay warm easy like before.Old age has more needs to keep doing stuff you like is so true in most every way!
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Just throw a butt splice on it and ride on.
Never cut unless you can see and have a 100% confidence in what you're about to snip. I cut wires for a living. I too had to learn the hard way.
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