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Offline arturro

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electric cable in cotton coat
« on: 29 Oct 2013 at 13:00 »
Dear All
I'm looking someone who produce electric cables in cotton black coat.  I need this cable type for my EW 1926 with electric equipment.
Now orginal cables are in poor condition so I have to raplace it.
I will be grateful for any answers.
Best regards Artur

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #1 on: 31 Oct 2013 at 17:45 »
Hej Artur
Years ago I have the same problem with electrikc cables for an EW.
I whent to a footwear shop and purchase some round weaven shoelace in different size and lenght.
You can buy them in black,- made by cotton.
It is easy to put an modern electrik cable inside this shoelace,- and then tighten it up.
You will then have a cable with the same outside looks as and old cotton cable.
It is possible to put several cables in the same shoelace,- and in this way made a complete electrik wire system for the bike.
Good luck and regards from Edin DK

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #2 on: 12 Nov 2013 at 06:51 »
Im sure you have checked this but have you tried www.ebay.co.uk.

Im also looking for G31 and i picked some (what I think is wax covered but im no expert) but some old guitars seem to have had cloth covered:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=douglas++motorcycle&_sop=10&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.Xvintage+cloth+covered+wire&_nkw=vintage+cloth+covered+wire&_sacat=0

If you do happen to come across any please let me know as well:)

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Alex
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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #3 on: 12 Nov 2013 at 11:14 »
Vehicle wiring products do some cable sheathing in polyester its woven has a pattern and it is very interesting how the fibers adjust from very large to very small bundles of wires as it goes along its chosen path.
looks like woven cotton -after all so did polyester shirts if I can remember that far back....

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #4 on: 12 Nov 2013 at 12:14 »
Did they use just cloth/cotton or was it waxed covered material?

Also what type of shielding would it have had from the headlight to the frame?
Did they use any type of bullet connectors like Lucas or similar types?

Any help around wiring or lighting would be very useful. I do have the original BTH light with the amp meter.. I also have the MagDyno but im unsure if it actually works or not..

Thanks again.

Alex
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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #5 on: 12 Nov 2013 at 12:37 »
Hi All
      In good quality lighting shops it is still possible to find old fashioned three conductor twisted flex for antique table and standard lamps that is cotton or silk covered. I obtained a length of this for the inspection light used in the instrument panel of my 1935 Endeavour. I simply untwisted one conductor leaving a twin flex as required and a redundant single wire. I have only seen this in brown but if not available in other colours, I would think it could be dyed black. It was on a reel and purchased by the metre. Chris.

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #6 on: 13 Nov 2013 at 06:08 »
Hi All
For those looking for woven covers to protect your wiring, Surf the Web for Auto-electrical wiring supplies. Expandable braided sleeving is made in black polyester which because its woven construction expands to fit a range of cable bundles.  Has good abrasion resistance and a temperature range of 70C -150C. As close as you will get in this day. Looks better than heat shrink tube.

Phil

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #7 on: 17 Nov 2013 at 03:59 »
This site: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/sun-motorcycles sells, amongst other interesting bits and pieces, a remarkable selection of cotton covered wiring looms for old British bikes including amongst others 1930s panel tank Ariel, M20/21, B31/33, A7/10, Miller equipped Velocette, Norton 88/99, Sunbeam S7 and Triumph twin, all complete with snap connectors at very reasonable prices.  I think it highly likely that one or other will be adaptable to fit most classic British applications.

I have just ordered an M20/21 harness at 19.95 + 3.00 p&p which I rather think will do very nicely for my '59 Ariel VH, certainly better than the tatty insulation tape encrusted mish-mash that it currently suffers from.

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #8 on: 17 Nov 2013 at 16:13 »
Thanks all for the information.

I was actually at a bike swap meet here in Helsinki and there was one guy selling an array of cloth covered www.laspek.com wire and sleeves. The site is in Finish but if you use google or google chrome then it will translate.


Thanks again thanks for all your comments.

Alex
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« Reply #9 on: 18 Nov 2013 at 05:30 »
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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #10 on: 18 Nov 2013 at 14:47 »
This is what I need :-) Thank you for All for answers

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #12 on: 24 Nov 2013 at 19:41 »
Hi All I have used chafing tape its the same as the old cotton insulating tape I have made up whole looms, if you take your time looks good.   

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #13 on: 28 Nov 2013 at 12:20 »
http://www.wiringandbulbs.co.uk/

These guys are pretty good, they will wrap a loom with the fabric woven cover too if you want them to.

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Re: electric cable in cotton coat
« Reply #14 on: 28 Nov 2013 at 12:49 »
Great and its the UK:)

Alex
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