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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Can you shed a little more light on the coil mod ? I searched but can't find it thanks.
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Sorry! I forgot to mention it is in my signature.

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Hi Fergy

I like your solution for the RR mounting bracket, a U bolt. I'll be doing the mod when I get back to Kuala Lumpur.

One suggestion to protect the electrical connections from all the crap thrown up, get some Self Amalgamating Rubber Tape (3M make good product) and wrap up the connector. This tape sticks to itself, you stretch and wrap at the same time. This rubber tape has not adhesive (like electrical tape) and sticks to itself, it forms a watertight protective coating and it amalgamates together and requires to be be cut off.

I use this tape on all my electrical connections that are exposed, clean them first and then wrap. No problems with dirt/water etc again.
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Hi Fergy

I like your solution for the RR mounting bracket, a U bolt. I'll be doing the mod when I get back to Kuala Lumpur.

One suggestion to protect the electrical connections from all the crap thrown up, get some Self Amalgamating Rubber Tape (3M make good product) and wrap up the connector. This tape sticks to itself, you stretch and wrap at the same time. This rubber tape has not adhesive (like electrical tape) and sticks to itself, it forms a watertight protective coating and it amalgamates together and requires to be be cut off.

I use this tape on all my electrical connections that are exposed, clean them first and then wrap. No problems with dirt/water etc again.
That's a good idea. I wrapped mine in electrical tape, but it doesn't last very long out in the elements.

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That's a good idea. I wrapped mine in electrical tape, but it doesn't last very long out in the elements.
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I work in the rail industry (communications, signalling and traction power) we use this tape in all applications:-

Sealing and protection coax connections at the top of anenna masts.
Sealing cables so that moisture/bugs etc cannot enter.
Wrapping high voltage lugs to protect the cable against moisture/corrosion.
Part of the items used in cable jointing.

Great product, I'll never use electrical tape again.

In Kuala Lumpur, the high temperatures (24C to 36C every day) and high humidity (60%+) kills insulation tape very quickly, its not even worth applying and it always leaves the glue behind.

The amalgamating tape leaves no glue or residue behind when removed, easy to reapply with clean up.

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Hi Fergy

I like your solution for the RR mounting bracket, a U bolt. I'll be doing the mod when I get back to Kuala Lumpur.

One suggestion to protect the electrical connections from all the crap thrown up, get some Self Amalgamating Rubber Tape (3M make good product) and wrap up the connector. This tape sticks to itself, you stretch and wrap at the same time. This rubber tape has not adhesive (like electrical tape) and sticks to itself, it forms a watertight protective coating and it amalgamates together and requires to be be cut off.

I use this tape on all my electrical connections that are exposed, clean them first and then wrap. No problems with dirt/water etc again.

I think I made this suggestion on here a while back (last year sometime). This stuff is great. I used it when I relocated the rear lights and never a problem. It's also great for small water leaks in pipes.

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I've also used it for outdoor coaxial connections. Great stuff. Great suggestion!

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