62 vnb wiring
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125 vnb3m
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:43 pm quote
Does anyone have any advice on how to run the tail light wiring for a 62 vnb? I ran the wiring harness through the frame - which is a real hassle on this model - so I was like, sweet, all I have to do is feed these 3 wires through to the rear light...

No go. I tried feeding them through. I tried running a cable through and fishing them out. I tried pulling them through with some old phone wire. Not working. It doesn't help that tube that they go through is buried.

And now that I think about it, I'm not sure how the wires won't chafe.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Jim

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bodgemaster
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:20 pm quote
Try some thin picture hanging wire or weedwacker line.

Feed it up the tube from the tail light. Tightly tape the electrical wires to the end that pops out, and gently pull them back thru the tube ... pulling, pushing and twisting as you go.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:40 pm quote
^^^^
This.

I just did this too..

A Minnesota Shit Box in Texas (63 VNB resto). (Page 4)

Using braided fishing line and the line-pull hitch knot were key.
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:52 am quote
i did the same and made sure the wires and the hole had been lubricated with silicon grease
and silicon spray lube
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125 vnb3m
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Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:56 pm quote
All good stuff, thanks.
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Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:20 pm quote
Don't underestimate friction. Some soapy water on the wires can be a game changer mixed with all above.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:02 pm quote
The winning combination was 50 lb. test fishing wire used in a line drag. I sprayed a little soapy water in there too. Thanks again.
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