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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Non-metallic screwdriver?

In preparation for swapping my Brute's EPROM, I want to get hold of a non-metallic screwdriver, as referenced in the MV FAQ (article written by moto-one, creators of the EPROM), for use in modifying the idle trimmer:

Best to use a non metallic screwdriver when adjusting this especially when you have the engine running and the ECU circuit board is live. You donít want to be shorting anything out.
Does anyone know where I can get one of these that will fit? (in particular where online).. I've looked in local hardware stores and unless I'm blind they're all standard screwdrivers.

Alternatively, does anyone know of other ways of getting around the shorting potential? I.e. using a metallic screwdriver but wrapping a paper coat or some such around the shaft to prevent metal on metal contact?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 08:34 AM
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Here is a set but in the UK They are fro 'twiddling' pots and caps not only do you get a problem of shorting but sometimes the metal affects the adjustment and so when you withdraw the screwdriver it all changes. This is normally only with trimming capacitors.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Ahh I see.. excellent. I'll pop into an electronics store and see if they have these, if not I'll grab them off that site.

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