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Velcro coins.

Hot on the heels of zip ties comes a handy addition to any srtreetfighterers build kit, the amazin Velcro Coin system!

Anybody else used these yet?

Here is a link to a supplier of industrial strength velcro coins:

http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?sk=MC71730&productID=6391

Here are three examples of where I use these, and mebbe you can think of a fixing problem on your build where they can help out.

* Please, no jokes about afro hairstyle/ Bedhead syndrome here 'cause we have heard em all.....

1 pair to fix the power commander in the under-seat storage tray.

1 pair to create a shock absorbing joint between the top of the nosecone fairing and the tacho enclosure.

I pair (now this is handy) on my left riding boot to make a patch where the gear shift lever has worn a hole right through the leather.

Anybody using a close ratio gearbox with lowered gearing may find this a cheaper alternative than a new pair of boots every 2000 miles ;)
 

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I would advise not velcroing a powercommander in place. We had a customer do that... it fell out from underneath the tank where he'd velcroed it and hung (hanged?) against the front cylinder for long enough to melt through the case.

All our installs involve ziptieing it in several different directions to the frame at the very least. Or hiding it inside a toolkit box, airbox or some other correctly sized sealed unit.
 

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I have used simular velcro pieces to cushin under my power comander, alarm and my tail light integrater, then zip tied it. My alarm couldn't handle the vibrations , so i did that a few years back ???
 

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Sevulturus: Indeed. I was refering to fixing the power commander down in an enclosed space to hold it firm and not using the velcro coins to suspend any weight.

catman: For every one of us that knows this trick, there are likely to be a number of dudes that don't.

Part of the pleasure of participating in a forum like this is about sharing tips 'n tricks with the noo0bs. I see that you used the term 'cushion' which is the aspect of these that can really help.

Not only are they a means of adhesive fixing, but the shock-absorbing quality of the velcro patches is great for areas where vibration and chafing can occur.

Thx for the input guys. :rock:
 

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catman: For every one of us that knows this trick, there are likely to be a number of dudes that don't.

Part of the pleasure of participating in a forum like this is about sharing tips 'n tricks with the noo0bs. I see that you used the term 'cushion' which is the aspect of these that can really help.


I agree, that's why i reply to these. If i sounded cocky or vein it's not intentional ;)
 

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I agree, that's why i reply to these. If i sounded cocky or vein it's not intentional ;)
:nuts: Course you are, we all are, we are streetfighters!!!! :D

Ha! all is cool catman, hey while we are on, heres another handy tips page where I found some brushing high temp flat black paint
that I needed to cover the rust on my headers...
There is tons of other cool shit on here vtoo:

http://www.ratbike.org/t_paint.php
 

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Ratbike.org was the first motorcycle site I ever visited.
No doubt?
:LolLolLolLol: No Doubt haelo. So, see how we kick down the doors of ignorance and replace them with a wide new horizon of bliss!
 

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Ratbike.org was the first motorcycle site I ever visited.

No doubt?
Been on there since BB posted the link.
Just checked it out for the first time. Lots of good stuff in there !
Tips and Tricks on wrenchin i can always use, as I'm pretty new to it.
 

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They invented Rhino Liner for paint
just remember that :)
*General notice for viewers:

Dont ever feel like a social leper because you visited a rat bike page.

These guys have ways of getting the max return for the minimum $$ input to create their ride.

Also, even if you have lovingly created a work of art that everybody else snarfs in their beer at, you can console yourself with the notion that your iconic personal styling statement is shitloads better than
ratbike of the month (any month)...So go ahead, feel better :D
 
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