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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need roll cage solution

Ran some wiring tucked under my roof and on top of my roll cage. I used black zip ties to hold the wiring in place since I didn't want to drill the cage. I didn't want to weaken the cage since I ride with my kids and some of the stuff is super steep. This worked good and looked ok. Here is the issue I'm having. When I go ride trails around me they can be rutted and the tall roll cage rocks over and rubs against trees. When this happens it pops off the zips ties. I have had to put them back on several times. I really don't want to change the wiring since I soldered and shrink wrapped all my connections. Any body know of any rub rail or anything that I can put along the side of the top bar of the roll cage to protect the zip ties.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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Iíve had the same problem. I carry xtra zip ties.


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Iíve had the same problem. I carry xtra zip ties.


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That's what I'm doing currently.


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Same here. Buy the largest width zip ties you can find.


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Zip ties for holding flex onto duct work are extremely stout. They make them in black too.


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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 06:50 AM
 
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Maybe try stainless steel zip ties? My Home Depot has them in the electrical department. That’s what I used on my exhaust wrap on the old buggy.
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Maybe try some of the velcro straps like these:



I use these things for everything...they're strong, secure and they'll stretch a bit rather than break, especially in the cold where zip ties become brittle. Just an idea.
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Electrical tape?

Or yes SS zipties, but they wont be black.....
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was thinking more like some sort of rub rail rather than tougher zip ties.


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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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Try stretch tape

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Ran some wiring tucked under my roof and on top of my roll cage. I used black zip ties to hold the wiring in place since I didn't want to drill the cage. I didn't want to weaken the cage since I ride with my kids and some of the stuff is super steep. This worked good and looked ok. Here is the issue I'm having. When I go ride trails around me they can be rutted and the tall roll cage rocks over and rubs against trees. When this happens it pops off the zips ties. I have had to put them back on several times. I really don't want to change the wiring since I soldered and shrink wrapped all my connections. Any body know of any rub rail or anything that I can put along the side of the top bar of the roll cage to protect the zip ties.

Does a great job and blends right in , very smooth, no zip ties needed

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I wonder if something like this could be used? Mounted to the inside of the bar or even to the roof protected from the trees?



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