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Old 02-29-2012, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: Point Beach gets an EZM kit.

Tonight I added switches to my brake levers. I roughly followed the instructables link shared in the Lighting and Electrical section by abikerider.

The biggest deviation of the instructables I did was using a letter "C" drill bit instead of a 1/4 inch one so as to cut deeper, stronger threads into the soft aluminum.
A 7mm x .75 tap needs a 6.2mm hole. A "C" bit falls in between 6.2 and 6.3mm, which is considerably smaller than 1/4 inch, 6.350mm. With threads this small you want all the meat you can get! I don't own any metric bits so... use what you have, right?

If there is anything left of my paycheck after I pay all the bills this month I can continue on with the electrical side of the build. Otherwise I will have to wait until the next pay check....
At least there are plenty of things that still need a good coat of white spray paint which I have plenty of.
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