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FlashbackWed Jul-13-05 09:25 AM
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"Low tension lead break at the reluctor (points) plate"


  

          

I've been bitten twice by this in the past 3 years. Yesterday it happened about 25 miles from anywhere in the wilds of eastern Oregon. Fortunately, I was able to make a field repair and ride the 300 plus miles back home. So much for the INOA rally.

I did a search and saw mention about putting foam rubber around the wires. Worth a try, but any reason one couldn't put a small bolt through the hole and connect the lead with a small ring or "U" connector? Are there rivets with bayonet connectors. Any better ideas of fixes?

Thanks,

Carey

  

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dynodaveSat Jul-16-05 05:22 PM
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#1. "RE: Low tension lead break at the reluctor (points..."
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I put #4-40x3/4" brass pan head screwsthrough the hole after removing the wire.
After puttting a lock washer and brass nut, I solder the head of the screw to the circuit board trace.
If properly done, they are a quality terminal that can be installed maintained.
A very small quality 20g (fine strands) wire with a ring lug run through a piece of silicone electrical tubing , not heat shrink, finishes the job.
fwiw...
The wire only runs the base current of a small signal transistor and a fatter wire provides nothing further of significant technical value, and only makes it harder to install/remove for maintenance.

my .02
dave

  

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