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Old 07-15-2014, 04:26 AM
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Default Re: Motorized Bicycle Take a Tip...Leave a Tip

Originally Posted by Lightning Boy View Post
Not sure if this has been suggested yet, but I haven't seen it anywhere:

If the wiring of your engine, lights, etc. has been damaged or covered, label the wires with painter's/masking tape and a sharpie. It will save a lot of guesswork when replacing or refitting them to their proper places.

(Just recommended it to a friend and fellow forum member for his singed wires, and figured some one else may need this method later.)
Defo a good tip! If careful, you can "roll" the tape around the wire, labeled with a fine point sharpie & it's tidy enough it'll slip under the shrink wrap/conduit/housing & last a very long time, protected from the dirt, chafe & the elements;

...which comes in dang handy if you ever find yourself here again lol;

Another wiring lifesaver that's not as commonly found as it could be is what's called a "third hand/helping hand" tool to aid proper soldering:

...if you've not got one, get one (or make one ofc) - trust me it'll be one of the best $10 ya ever spent lol
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