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Old 11-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #241
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As an industrial Electrician my world revolves around zip-ties. When you buy them ALWAYS buy the good ones and your melting problems will reduce greatly! A tension gun is a wonderful tool to have! I keep a good supply with me while travelling and for now they function as my quick release luggage mounts!
Just catching up on this very old thread ......

So, where do I buy the good kind of zip ties? It is not like some packages are labeled "bad" and some are "good". They all looked the same to me. ....

EXCEPT ... At Harbor Freight, they sell a package of all stainless steel zip ties. I was tempted but the package was big. Never had a need for metal zip ties. Maybe I should get it anyway and give away small portions to other motorcycle friends. What the hell am I saying? None of my friends carry ANY tools!
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:23 AM   #242
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Harbor Freight, they sell a package of all stainless steel zip ties.
Nice, I'll need to find some of these. Do you remember the size of the package?
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:38 AM   #243
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Nice, I'll need to find some of these. Do you remember the size of the package?
The ties are thinner than the plastic, the package easily have 50, maybe even 100. Price was good. I did not buy it because I know I don't need that many. I have trouble using up the plastic ones I purchased 20 years ago!
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:43 AM   #244
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:25 PM   #245
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Buddy is driving a 67 pattern 1/4 ton SMP Jeep across a field as we are yakking. (M38A2 for our US neighbors). We hit an unseen ditch and the Jeep flies in the air. No seat belts since there is no roll bar and you actually want to be thrown clear. Suddenly I'm looking down at my seat from 3 feet in the air. Buddy lands on my lap with the shifter knob in his hand. Motor sputters and dies. No juice. No radio. Middle of nowhere. We open the hatch at the base of the windshield and see that the batteries (2x12 volt) have broken loose and the terminal clamp is snapped off on one side. We rip the cable from under the dash. Run it around the outside of the windshield and touch it to the terminal. Presto, power. Now how to hold it...buddy clamps the battery compartment lid down while I hold it in position. Gets us back to base. Oh yeah, it is the troop Warrant Officers Jeep, we mention the loose connection and carry on.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:21 PM   #246
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The ties are thinner than the plastic, the package easily have 50, maybe even 100. Price was good. I did not buy it because I know I don't need that many. I have trouble using up the plastic ones I purchased 20 years ago!
Sorry, senior moment ..... the stainless steel zip ties at Harbor Freight comes in a package of 25 pieces, approx 8-10 inches long, 1/8 inch wide. Priced around $5.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:50 AM   #247
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Sorry, senior moment ..... the stainless steel zip ties at Harbor Freight comes in a package of 25 pieces, approx 8-10 inches long, 1/8 inch wide. Priced around $5.
Thank you. Will pick some up the next time I swing by HF.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:07 PM   #248
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Sheep Skin Seat Pad

Ooooh-Oooooh-Ohhhhh ... I got one ...... nearly forgot .......

Coming out of work, miscalculated how cold it will get. Freezing my ass off. Pulled over to do the warm up dance and hug my hot engine to loosen up my fingers. Before I remount, I remove the sheep skin seat pad and stuffed it in my chest. Warm and fuzzy all the way home. I guess it is true, more reserve warm blood for the extremities.

Come to think of it, an Air Hawk seat bladder should work as well!
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:17 PM   #249
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Come to think of it, an Air Hawk seat bladder should work as well!
Bubble wrap works well, but not well enough to keep my from buying an electric vest. Had I wrecked, it would have sounded like the 4th of July.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:36 PM   #250
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Bubble wrap works well, but not well enough to keep my from buying an electric vest. Had I wrecked, it would have sounded like the 4th of July.
Keep using the bubble wrap, you won't need an air bag vest. The exploding bubble will warn cages so they won't run you over if you crash.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:05 PM   #251
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Keep using the bubble wrap, you won't need an air bag vest. The exploding bubble will warn cages so they won't run you over if you crash.
With my luck they'd hear it, slam on brakes and smear me on the road.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:41 AM   #252
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With my luck they'd hear it, slam on brakes and smear me on the road.
or repeatedly drive backwards n forwards over ya to hear them "cool" poppy noises!
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:29 AM   #253
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On my way to daytona beach for bike week and the voltage regulator fried on my T595 leaving me in the middle of groveland (nowhere). Went to the nearest Autoparts store with only 60 bucks in my pocket got a used car battery, a roll of ductape and some electrical connectors. Duct taped the battery to my rear seat and rigged it into the electrical system using some solid strand wire my friend had leftover from work. Used this set up to get around daytona and to go home 200mi. Only having to recharge 2 times the entire weekend.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:45 PM   #254
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #255
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On my way to daytona beach for bike week and the voltage regulator fried on my T595 leaving me in the middle of groveland (nowhere). Went to the nearest Autoparts store with only 60 bucks in my pocket got a used car battery, a roll of ductape and some electrical connectors. Duct taped the battery to my rear seat and rigged it into the electrical system using some solid strand wire my friend had leftover from work. Used this set up to get around daytona and to go home 200mi. Only having to recharge 2 times the entire weekend.
Thread: Cross country On A $50 Bike
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366117

Bunch of Russian (they recently got their US citizenship) college kids from Cornell University did an amazing trip across the country ...... on 70's 80's era bikes ....

One of the bike charging system crapped out. They keep swapping batteries between good bikes and failed bike so they can keep rolling.
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