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08-12-2008 08:42 PM
fergy I've also used it for outdoor coaxial connections. Great stuff. Great suggestion!
08-12-2008 05:24 PM
lancer19
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Originally Posted by davet View Post
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.
08-12-2008 05:12 PM
davet
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Originally Posted by Joem View Post
That's a good idea. I wrapped mine in electrical tape, but it doesn't last very long out in the elements.
Joem

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.
08-12-2008 05:05 PM
Joem
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Originally Posted by davet View Post
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.
08-12-2008 04:55 PM
davet 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.
08-12-2008 02:31 PM
fergy Sorry! I forgot to mention it is in my signature.
08-10-2008 09:23 AM
engine89 Can you shed a little more light on the coil mod ? I searched but can't find it thanks.
08-09-2008 10:45 PM
fergy The hot start problem is weak spark when the engine is hot. There are multiple things you can do to solve it, but I prefer to do three of them. I've done two to mine. 1. MF battery. Yes, it does make a difference. You'll have more voltage even when the engine is hot to create a better spark. This alone could solve the problem. I had hot starting problems with my bike when I first bought it. Same as you describe. I already had an MF battery. I did the coil mod and installed the Iridium plugs at the same time. I've never had the problem since. So, I don't know which solved it, and I did the coil mod just to see if it would work on our bikes, which it did, and it's an easy thing to do so I'd suggest all three. I've heard several talk about the pickup coil gap solving their hot start problems, but my experience was that the above solved it so I've never fooled with the pickup coil mod.

By the way, I still have the same MF battery in my bike, which I've had for nearly 2.5 years, and it wasn't a new battery when I bought the bike. So I feel like the coil mod might have had more effect than I might have imagined.
08-08-2008 07:35 PM
tygr I read somewhere else about the hot start problems, and the suggested fix was adjusting the pickup coil magnet gap - reducing the gap, I believe. I think I read it in the exhaust forum. Try a search. Good luck!
08-08-2008 04:22 PM
engine89 Marbled it this morning and adjusted mix to 3 full turns. Popping went away but hot start problem still remains. Will get a new battery unless someone has other thoughts thanks.
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