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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #11
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Wha...what? Ok, I know we get some broad posts here on MO, not related to motorcycles (I do it myself) but shouldn't this post have gone to Better Homes & Gardens? Maybe Popular Mechanics? Sheesh.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:12 PM   #12
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Wha...what? Ok, I know we get some broad posts here on MO, not related to motorcycles (I do it myself) but shouldn't this post have gone to Better Homes & Gardens? Maybe Popular Mechanics? Sheesh.

No, it's relevent...motorcycles have wiring ...
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:11 PM   #13
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Wha...what? Ok, I know we get some broad posts here on MO, not related to motorcycles (I do it myself) but shouldn't this post have gone to Better Homes & Gardens? Maybe Popular Mechanics? Sheesh.

Good point, Mista Speaka!
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:51 PM   #14
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The short answer is NO.

The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:49 PM   #15
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What does the freeking wiring in a house have to do with motorcycles? I don't get it. I don't see a 4F box anywhere on my TT500?!? Maybe next time I re-wire a bike I can use Romex. Sheesh...
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:40 AM   #16
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It's all electrons, Cuddy! The wires on your bike behave the same as the wires in your house. Physics is phun.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:37 AM   #17
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It's all electrons, Cuddy! The wires on your bike behave the same as the wires in your house. Physics is phun.
Except that splicing wires together on a bike or car with a wire nut can have disastrous consequences. Ask me how I know.

This thread reminds me of a supposedly true account of a light bulb joke gone wrong.

Some guy: Hey, how many Teamsters does it take to change a light bulb?
IBEW member: Teamsters should not be changing light bulbs!
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:52 AM   #18
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What does the freeking wiring in a house have to do with motorcycles? I don't get it. I don't see a 4F box anywhere on my TT500?!? Maybe next time I re-wire a bike I can use Romex. Sheesh...
You've never used a wire nut and electrical tape as a field expediency during all those years of dirt biking? I'm surprised.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:45 AM   #19
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You've never used a wire nut and electrical tape as a field expediency during all those years of dirt biking? I'm surprised.

He's one of those persnickity airdale types who solders all his connections and runs them in the original wiring looms, instead of using the ol' black tape and cram them in so the pipes don't melt 'em style like normal folk..
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What you don't own your own hair dryer? Just for that shrink loom stuff of course.

You probably don't buy stuff from Eastern Beaver either. I'm a messy lazy bastard, but there's something sweet about a first rate electical fix. For me that is...YMMV
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