Well recently, some guy was tailgating me and I made a sharp right turn and, well, I wiped out. Got some road rash, but at least I got the opportunity to revise my set up! I wanted something both visually and practically superior, so this is what I came up with:
- I moved my CDI to the top bar on my frame. That way it won't slide much even if you zip-tie it. For some reason I just think it reduces clutter that way instead of having all the wires smashed up on the one bar on the bottom.
- Shrink tubing: People say to solder the wires and use electrical tape. I decided to go with something nicer looking and less sticky. You can get shrink tubing at Radio Shack or anywhere that sells electronics supplies. Just cut a piece, slide it over the bare area on the wire and roll a soldering iron over it to make the tubing shrink. A heat gun may work well too. It looks great and creates a nice seal to prevent shortage.
- I took all the wires, including the ones coming from the kill switch, and ran them through a piece of flexible cable tube that I cut out. This looks MUCH better than having all the wires visibly hanging out. You can buy cable tubing from Radio Shack or Wal-Mart. Then I just zip-tied the tube to the bottom frame.
- Used silicone sealant on the CDI(where the plug wire comes out) and where the magneto wires come out of the motor. This in combination with the shrink tubing and cable tube should make this setup really water resistant.
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