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Old 08-22-2011, 12:22 PM
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Default Cleaning contacts?

Yesterday I went out to ride the bike home from the GF's place, and couldn't get it working. Bright indicator on, no headlights, no fuell pump priming.

After a bit of troubleshooting I was able to track the issue down to a corrosion covered pin/receptacle in a large grey wiring harness on the left side of the forks. I managed to jiggle it a bit open to make a connection, but I'd like to fully resolve the issue before I ride it again.

How/with what should I clean the contacts? I don't have anything tiny enough to really clean off the inside of the contact plates.

Sorry if this has been asked before, I didn't have any luck finding directions with the search function.
Old 08-22-2011, 05:09 PM
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You need to use a realllly small flat crewdriver to take the pin out of the connector.. and then sand it a little bit.. use a connector cleaner and mount everything again.. put sont electrical lubrificant.. i did all the connection on my bike
Old 08-23-2011, 09:55 AM
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Hmm.. Off to radio shack to find a REALLY small screwdriver. Thanks for the tip.
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