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just wondering which soldering iron you guys use for doing electrical work on you're bikes. going to solder my stator wires when it gets here. didn't know what would be a good one to use. i have a cheap one from radio shack and it kinda sucks.

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just wondering which soldering iron you guys use for doing electrical work on you're bikes. going to solder my stator wires when it gets here. didn't know what would be a good one to use. i have a cheap one from radio shack and it kinda sucks.

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Yeah, Radio Shack probly a small one...a Soldering Gun would work fine....maybe you could borrow one.
Also, a mini torch would get the job done.

EDIT: Pick up some Shrink Tubing.....available @ Radio Shack.


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I use a butane powered one I picked up from radio shack.

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I have a couple weller soldering stations I use for everything. But if you don't solder regularly, anything will do.

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I've gone through a few of the butane powered devices from radio shack and it's extremely convenient.

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9450

I guess it matters how much you are going to solder. There are some really neat solder stations out there. Oh, and don't forget to Tin your Solder tip.

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As mentioned, if not doing a lot of soldering, almost anything will work.. the one thing a lot of the soldering irons from radio shack dont have, is a lot of capacity. 25-40 watt irons dont do well soldering on wiring outdoors (unless light gauge). The just dont have the heat capacity.

the soldering equip I use is a 60 W station, with a relatively large tip. Lots of mass in the tip, it helps keep the temp up when you start to work. It is a temp controlled station, that I used regularly for soldering 1700 mah sub c nicads together using heavy (probably 8 gauge or larger) braided wire. Too bad the manufacturer of it is gone, as tips are no longer available for it.


Even a 40 watt iron will work for most stuff as long as the tip has enough mass so that it dont cool down the second you make contact with the items to be joined
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i was wanting to make sure when i soldered the stator wires they didn't come apart. i use my other one some but it was a 9$ iron and doesn't get hot enough for anything big. i thought about the weller station it's about 50$ i think it ranges from 20-60 w. i can always run an extension cord to my bike. which i would have to anyway. thanks for the recommends.
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This one is a good choice.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1JX5VIUKL6HSF

Price is right, small enough for larger circuit board work and powerful enough to keep the tip heat up when working on medium size pieces outdoors. Plus since it's butane powered no extension cord. The heated exhaust even works fairly well for heat shrink tubing.

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This one is a good choice.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1JX5VIUKL6HSF

Price is right, small enough for larger circuit board work and powerful enough to keep the tip heat up when working on medium size pieces outdoors. Plus since it's butane powered no extension cord. The heated exhaust even works fairly well for heat shrink tubing.
looks good i may see if radio shack has that one. never really considered the butane irons but i say they would be good for the convenience factor.

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And they heat up much faster too

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