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- - By AndyM Date 15.10.19 04:34
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!

Many thanks

Andy M
Parent - - By p.gill Date 15.10.19 06:17
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.
Parent - - By AndyM Date 15.10.19 06:30
Many thanks, found it!  As you say the loom socket had fallen down!
Parent - - By AndyM Date 15.10.19 07:18
Would be interested to hear folk's views on the instrument surround though, most odd ;-)
Parent - By HelmetHair Date 15.10.19 08:51
Welcome to the forum!

(and, welcome to the club....;hl=dash%20 )

Some do, some don't.
Parent - - By p.gill Date 15.10.19 08:51
Hi Andy
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.
Parent - - By HelmetHair Date 15.10.19 09:28
That looks great-how did you remove the old stuff?
Parent - By p.gill Date 15.10.19 10:11
I used 400 wet/dry, very time consuming but it doesn’t scratch the base plastic.
Parent - - By patc50 Date 15.10.19 08:57
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!
Parent - By patc50 Date 15.10.19 08:59
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
Parent - - By HelmetHair Date 15.10.19 09:28
how did you remove the old stuff?
Parent - By alunt Date 15.10.19 18:37
I think the guys who refurb them use methylated spirit and fine wire wool to remove the coating.
Parent - - By patc50 Date 16.10.19 15:42
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.
Parent - - By aware Date 16.10.19 16:48
Water and green side of kitchen sponge does wonders
Parent - By aware Date 18.10.19 05:08 Edited 18.10.19 05:13
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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