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There is a tube used for electrical isolation, free translated : Shrinktube.
For this you have to open one end of the line to push the tube over.
So this will set the 'unused' (before heated and shrinked) diameter.
And the in the listings for purchase there is noted the rate of shrinking after heated with hot air blower or a Zippo.
Note: This tube shinks not in length, but diameter only.
 

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Heat shrink tubing. You can get it in a huge variety of lengths and diameters. At any good electrical supply, Home Depot, Amazon, McMaster-Carr....
But you will have to remove the hose from the bike to install it.
 

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Or, instead of taking your lines apart, just slip this over the line...
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A couple zip ties around it and you're done... $3.49 for a 14' length from Harbor Freight...
 

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I used a fabric type wire cover from Summit Racing.

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I personally like the braided stainless steel lines. When I bought a Barnett clutch cable ( that you should or will Need to do anyway) I bought the braided stainless one. Now they all match too. Not black, but look good. Something Polaris /Indian should have done to begin with.IMO.
 

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I sprayed spray paint in a container and used a small paint brush. Still looks good after 2 years.
 

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Ok everyone...
Thanks for all the advice and feedback. I ended up moving forward with "thehueypilot" suggestion and it turned out great! super easy to install and cheap. Looks way better.
I highly recommend to anyone interested. Summit Racing Woven Fabric

Before & After Pics Below.

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Great idea.. I'm going to try this on my chrome handlebars with 18-35mm braided sleeving.
Saves swapping them out for black (can't find any black stock ones and 10" apes might be a bit much).
 
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