Fuck off with the hot glue.

I'm working on a '84 bullet. Fuck off with the hot glue gun. Put. The. Gun. Down.

Buy heat shrink tubing. Buy electrical tape. You cheap bastards.

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Hot clue? Use liquid electrical tape.

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Dave Thacker /

I'm fixing 2 Tomos now, every detail shade tree to the max. Making them nice. But damn people sure are 1/2 assed. And I see it here on this site also. You can tell a 1/2 ass'd short cutter because he uses the work "just" to describe what he's about to do or whatyou should do. "Just" means I know I could do better but this is as much of a damn as I am willing to give. Heat shrink rocks. I own a least 1 km of it.

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> Dave Thacker Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> You can tell a 1/2 ass'd short cutter because he uses the

> work "just" to describe what he's about to do or whatyou should do.

> "Just" means I know I could do better but this is as much of a damn as I

> am willing to give.

Hmm , I don't see your definition anywhere in the dictionary .

Maybe it's just one person's opinion . ;)

Just

adjective

based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.

Similar:

fair

fair-minded

equitable

even-handed

impartial

unbiased

objective

neutral

disinterested

unprejudiced

open-minded

nonpartisan

nondiscriminatory

anti-discrimination

honorable

upright

upstanding

decent

honest

righteous

ethical

moral

virtuous

principled

full of integrity

good

right-minded

straight

reasonable

scrupulous

trustworthy

incorruptible

truthful

sincere

square

Opposite:

unjust

unfair

adverb

1.

exactly.

Similar:

precisely

absolutely

completely

totally

entirely

perfectly

utterly

wholly

thoroughly

altogether

in every way

in every respect

in all respects

quite

down to the ground

to a T

bang on

dead on the money

2.

very recently; in the immediate past.

Re: Fuck off with the hot glue.

It's just mopeds man.

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Facebook is selling great shrink soldered connectors!

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butt connectors and electrical tape...

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Pushrod Fifty /

Never electrical tape. Sucks so bad in every way. Heat shrink tubing with a little permatex on the wire joint for waterproofing is the best and if you need to dissasemble, just run a blade down the center of it.

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I disagree, I think there is a right way and a wrong way to put on electrical tape. If used correctly and if you don't go overboard with it then I see no reason why you cant use it. It's definitely better than whatever this is.

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I hate electrical tape. Gooey, sticky shit wrapped 17,684 times around wads of twisted wire. Even used “properly” it’s temporary at best. Always ends up unraveling. Heat shrink & solder for the win.

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> Jeff Parr Wrote:

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> liquid electrical tape.

That^ is actually a good option . Takes a bit to cure , but , it seals well and it's permanent . I use it on wire connections I plan on not visiting again .

Specially where the connection won't be seen .

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Pushrod Fifty /

Electrical tape is only used for marking the negative wire in a light switch box. It has no other legitimate purpose anywhere else.

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> Pushrod Fifty Wrote:

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> Electrical tape is only used for marking the negative wire in a light

> switch box. It has no other legitimate purpose anywhere else.

Yeah.... ONLY for marking Negative wires in light switch boxes.

Nothing else is allowed though

You definitely can't just use it to tape a piece of paper to the wall or for any other of the probably hundreds of completely illegitimate purposes for it.

Light switch boxes only.

/s

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I use white heat shrink and a sharpie to mark wires, if there's lots of them. I hate taking a headlight off and trying to figure out later where this damn green wire with a red stripe goes.

But I almost never have bikes with factory wiring harnesses. And if I do, I get rid of that crappy broken plastic wrap they use.

And I hate exposed wires. Nothing makes a bike look shittier than a ton of zip ties and exposed wires.

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Hepatitis J [OFMC] /

Honestly, I'd prefer the hot glue over electrical tape. Anyway, what's the big deal? Just cut the whole junction out, I doubt you need that extra inch. Almost any connection is going to look pretty shitty. Butt connectors, solder+heatshrink, electrical tape, fucking wire nuts, all look bad and add a bunch of bulk. You might as well just use a terminal block at that point, at least that looks kind of stock.

But what's the point, if youre worried about how it looks why not just run new wire all over and cover it with braided sleeving or something similar.

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I like the marine grade heat shrink with the melty stuff inside. If anyone is intetested, horse power acadamy has a free siminar online that shows you how to wire up space ships/ race car type shit. It was very good and i learned a lot, and im no hack at wiring.

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Most performance applications now solder is even passe. It's all about solid crimps and shrink tubing.

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Pushrod Fifty /

A parallel solder joint with hs tubing makes a neat low profile splice and will withstand a pull alot better, less chance of corroding than a crimp.

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> Dan Catalyst Wrote:

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> I like the marine grade heat shrink with the melty stuff inside. If

> anyone is intetested, horse power acadamy has a free siminar online that

> shows you how to wire up space ships/ race car type shit. It was very

> good and i learned a lot, and im no hack at wiring.

I like this idea very much... my wiring is shit.

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> Joel P Wrote:

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> Most performance applications now solder is even passe. It's all about

> solid crimps and shrink tubing.

Crimping is works great for trailers or if you can't solder.

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Sure, if your crimping with your 9.99 crimper/stripper and a 4 dollar pack of those blue butt connector crimps.

You can get some bad man crimp tools, AWG sized crimps and ratcheting crimpers that make a fantastic low profile connection. Once you put the glue type shrink tubing on, it's a waterproof and strain relieved connection. Most all of the bad boy telecoms connectors, aviation connectors, automotive and industrial connections are crimp.

the inability to control the wicking of the solder into the core of the wire and the acid in the flux used to make the solder flow is not ideal and makes the wire brittle and more prone to corrosion and breaking. At least thats what they say anyway.

But hey, they do this stuff on airplanes, automotive applications and telecoms, so I mean what do they know?

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Of course they use crimps . Time is money .

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Me:"haha, yea, isn't that crazy, heh heh, yep that's halfassed, never see me do that, hehheh"

*quietly stands in front of bikes so nobody can see my wiring, tries to hide the wire nuts under the carpet...

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That marine grade is the shit. I used that to waterproof antenna connections when I climbed towers.

We had sizes up to 2", I think. Used the extra on hammers and screwdriver handles.

BUT, it's totally overkill on mopeds. If you never need to open up your wiring harness or you ride underwater, then go for it.

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punkrock randy /

Dan’s right. Marine grade heat shrink FTW!!

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Electric tape is used every day to make splices in cable.

If done right there's nothing wrong with hot glue and shrink tube.

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but whattabout hot glue and no shrinktube

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