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    Wrapping looms - what's the hotness?

    So, got a wiring loom I'm reworking for a change in ECU - pulling apart the old loom I've decided that I'm too old for electrical tape wrapped looms and being covered in sticky crap everytime you pull a loom apart... anyone used this stuff:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Loom-Tape...HXl4wonLI56N0A

    Otherwise, what's the hotness? Mesh and corrugated plastic loom tidy stuff is out for this job, needs more flexibility than the corrugated stuff provides, better environmental protection than the mesh provides.
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

    #2
    Been using Chinabay cloth loom tape on our shitters. It's minimal sticky compared to normal stuff. Survived 18 months in the engine bay of my ute so far
    Originally posted by RVK 355
    Hold it flat cunt

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      #3
      Cloth Tessa tape ftw, I have a few rolls if you want one when I'm back in bris.

      Or good quality electrical tape and sealed/split loom as needed for runs. Nitto or 3M.
      Originally posted by Bosshoggett
      If your planing to drive this on the road and enjoy it, id suggest a second opinion, someone with a history in Australian Rally or Fink River . If your just playing dyno comps. Then ok

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        #4
        It's Nitto tape that's left the shitty fucking mess.
        "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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          #5
          I have also used a glueless harness tape for my Mini loom, that I sourced from the UK, although I believe it's available locally nowadays.

          The above suggestions look well worth exploring too.

          Certainly conventional tape is too sticky & makes the harness too bloody stiff.

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            #6
            Glueless loom tape always seems inordinately expensive when i've seen it - I guess you use a band of heatshrink or something to tether the loose end?
            "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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              #7
              Speak to Tim, that large thick heatshrink looked the business on his vq 910.
              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever - Lance Armstrong (drug cheat)

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                #8
                Sparky at work uses self amalgamating tape and non split tubing with junctions. The amalgamating tape is pretty sweet for wrapping the back of connectors and junctions to make them weatherproof.
                Not sure how he gets the wires through but there must be a trick to it.

                eBay cloth tape works good and probably looks a little neater.

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                  #9
                  It depends if you are wrapping a preterminanted loom, or creating a new loom from scratch.

                  Equipment I use:

                  SCOTCH® SUPER super 88 Electrical Tape. This stuff has the highest adhesive temperature rating of vinyl tape I have found. It also comes in wide roles which is great for looming.
                  Cabac braided sleeve. Comes in lots of different sizes and offers great wear resistance to a pretaped loom.
                  Glued heat shrink - This is for the braided sleeve break outs and ends.
                  Clear heat shrink - Slide over the label and end black head shrink to protect the label
                  Kapton tape - If you shrink down glued heat shrink it turns the heat shrunk section in to a solid ball almost like a composite. The kapton tape lightly wrapped around the wire to protect it from the heat shrink glue will allow flexibility without radius stretching cables.

                  For basic looms I use braided sleeve with heat shrink at the break outs and terminations. The trick is planning, and pulling additional wires if required which can be used or pulled as draw wires in the future. The loom is pre taped with a longitudinal length of 35-50mm tape for small clumps of wires. This gives a very nice OEM look. Sleeve is added if wear resistance is required (engine bay or foot well etc) but bare tape is fine for under dash stuff.

                  If you are wrapping an existing loom, split conduit and super 88 tape is fine. The main thing is to use suitable size (just big enough, not 2x the loom size) split conduit so it doesn't look shitty. Plastic P clamps finish of the OEM look through the engine bay.
                  Jason Broadhurst

                  Someone once asked me if they could use my mower. I said "sure, so long as it doesn't leave my yard"

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
                    Glueless loom tape always seems inordinately expensive when i've seen it - I guess you use a band of heatshrink or something to tether the loose end?
                    TBH, I can't remember what it cost, I do recall it went further than I expected. I bought 2 rolls & only used 1.

                    I just used a good quality glued tape for terminations, heat shrink would probably be more pro looking.

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                      #11
                      Cheers guys. The loom is being broken back to bare wires, never been happy with the layout of it (race kit loom combined with a road loom in an engine swapped bike)
                      "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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                        #12
                        I heard raychem is the best shit. The auto sparky that did that hilux drift ute rates it.

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                          #13
                          Back to wires but still has plugs on end? or back to wires, and replugging?

                          That will determine if you go sleeve/heat shrink or split conduit over tape.
                          Jason Broadhurst

                          Someone once asked me if they could use my mower. I said "sure, so long as it doesn't leave my yard"

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                            #14
                            Replugging at the ecu end, probably going to split the road loom back out (only looks after the lights) but yeah, heat shrink over the whole loom probably isn't a thing.
                            "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rdyno View Post
                              I heard raychem is the best shit. The auto sparky that did that hilux drift ute rates it.
                              Shhh. Grown-ups are talking.
                              "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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