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Old 01-05-2015, 02:46 PM
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did the electrical tape and started loctite today.
wanted to use heat-shrink tubing but lowes wanted too much money for it, wanted to do some liquid gasket but lowes didn't have any.
got a big-ol tube-a-grease though.
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Lowe's is a complete ripoff. I broke a back motor mount bolt right in front of a Lowe's. After getting "screwed" I've never been back and travel the extra 3 miles to Home Depot or even further to an ACE. I used to have an ACE a mile away, bought nuts and bolts from there for years. The opening of the Lowe's so close to them forced them to close. At least they haven't totally gone.
I've never noticed Lowe's being worse than other stores. When we go shopping in town, there's a Lowes, Menards, and Farm & Fleet within a mile of each other - Lowes and Menards on the same block. Menards is the cheapest, but the store's layout sucks, it is hard to find a sales assistant, and the quality of their products, especially lumber, is so bad I almost never go there.

You never know what you're getting when buying hardware nowdays. Thanks, China. When possible, I put out the extra money for Grade 8, although it often doesn't have a pretty finish on it.

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I like using shrink wrap on any wiring job, too. Harbor Freight has it cheap. But Plasti-Dip works great if you don't mind the trouble of brushing it on (or dipping) and waiting for it to dry. Dries fast- and is the best seal you can get on a wire job. Also, you have to have enough room (and remember!) to put the shrink wrap on the wire BEFORE soldering! Not a problem with plasti-dip.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:19 PM
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GoreWound,
I like using shrink wrap on any wiring job, too. Harbor Freight has it cheap. But Plasti-Dip works great if you don't mind the trouble of brushing it on (or dipping) and waiting for it to dry. Dries fast- and is the best seal you can get on a wire job. Also, you have to have enough room (and remember!) to put the shrink wrap on the wire BEFORE soldering! Not a problem with plasti-dip.
I never thought of using plasti-dip, that might've been a better plan.
at least I can take it apart easily if I upgrade my CDI at any point.

the sad fact is that in southern ontario lowes is no worse than anyone else, but still a ripoff. Not sure why but hardware stores have a serious case of suck around here.
I spent three months trying to find a hardware store that sold 14g galvanize steel wire before I gave up and found it on amazon. the only place I could find that had any only had is in 50ft coils without a spool inside of them for like 4 or 5 dollars a foot. After I bought the two units they had they NEVER restocked them.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:09 PM
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did the electrical tape and started loctite today.
wanted to use heat-shrink tubing but lowes wanted too much money for it, wanted to do some liquid gasket but lowes didn't have any.
got a big-ol tube-a-grease though.
All the heat shrink you could ever need, cheap too. And free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kit-260p...ht_5466wt_1111
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:24 PM
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All the heat shrink you could ever need, cheap too. And free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kit-260p...ht_5466wt_1111
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now find me a stellar deal on a heat shrink gun!
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:44 AM
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now find me a stellar deal on a heat shrink gun!
You can use a small torch or maybe even a bic lighter. I have a small butane torch. just dont hold it in one place too long. A real good hair blow dryer might even work.
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Old 01-06-2015, 08:02 AM
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All the heat shrink you could ever need, cheap too. And free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kit-260p...ht_5466wt_1111
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Got some weather i needed it or not,cheep enough. Thanks for the link. Got a big sholdering gun for christmas,now like said got to get heat gun,maybe do the pawn shop.............Curt
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:31 PM
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well... took my bike out on the sled trail today... gotta say, bout the hardest riding i've done in a long time... squirelly as a bastard... def gotta get a ski set up for the front... something i can just swap out when i get to a trail head... also gotta find some good jugs to use for wind guards for my hands... only put about 3.5 miles or so but at 19 degrees to start with, had to jump off the trail and head home cause my fingers were hurting to the point i could barely pull my brake and clutch levers... other than that was a good time... bout 20mph in the track of a snow machine...
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:37 PM
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:40 PM
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i've got some decent snow boarding gloves, but no budget for some good sled gloves... might be better if i actually had hand warmers to stuff in the glove pockets, but alas... i am left wanting... soon though, i'll be all set...
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:11 PM
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never underestimate the power of layers, a pair of those stretchy cotton gloves they sell in dollar stores under a better pair will add some R-value.
try to get leather or vinyl exterior gloves to cut wind.
something i learned to be true about socks at least is that one expensive pair will never be as good as two or three layers of inexpensive ones.
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