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Hello all and thank you for allowing me to join!
I have a 2000 mile C1 200 that I've owned from new. She's been stored for the last fifteen years covered in my workshop!
Anyhow, I've decided to get her out on the road again and clearly need to go through the bike to enable this.
Fresh fuel, battery, oil/filters change and she started oil the button, VERY impressed!
The only real issue is that the instrument surround has decided to apparently dissolve whilst under cover. Very odd as it's only stood and has no harsh chemicals anywhere near?? (is this common?
Anyhow, a new surround was ordered and the old one removed. My question is, where does the heated grip switch plug back in? Other connectors were locked so I could see where to replace them, heated grip switch just pulled out whilst removing the panel, and I can't see anywhere obvious for it to go back into the loom...
If anyone can let me have a pic, or indeed a link to the heated grip install instructions (that I can't find) it would be much appreciated!
From memory the heating switch is a flat three wire connector, the other end is a flying lead, it may well of fallen down, I’m sure it’s a flat white connector.
Many thanks, found it! As you say the loom socket had fallen down!
Would be interested to hear folk's views on the instrument surround though, most odd
The finish on the dashboard, steering cowl etc had a rubberised coating which over time degrades and becomes sticky, I have repainted my bikes with Simoniz tough satin black and am very happy with the finish, Variobob in Holland offers repainted dashes etc on an exchange basis.
That looks great-how did you remove the old stuff?
I used 400 wet/dry, very time consuming but it doesn’t scratch the base plastic.
It is a fairly common problem - the rubberised paint seems to disintegrate and the slightest finger touch will leave a mark. I removed all the old rubberised paint from my dashboard, very tedious, and resprayed with a matt black automotive paint. Was time consuming but worked well. I go to the German meeting with others from the forum and there is a guy there that will replace your old dashboard with a repainted one for £100 - he keeps your old one. He does quite a trade!
Paul and I replied at the same time as it’s Paul and I (with Andrew this year) who go to the German meeting. Cheers
how did you remove the old stuff?
I think the guys who refurb them use methylated spirit and fine wire wool to remove the coating.
I scraped off the old ruberised gunk as much as I could, then used fine wire wool and soap to get the rest off, followed by sanding down with fine wet and dry. As andrew says, I think the guys in Germany use meths and wire wool.
Water and green side of kitchen sponge does wonders
I forgot the most important step:
Apply a layer of spray foam first, this one used to clean ovens.
Let it work for some hours and then proceed with water and sponge.
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