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White Lithium Grease

hey gang...searched the forum archives and I did not see this topic so I shall ask.

I plan to pull all of my fuses in hopes I have a blown one that is preventing my bike from starting, has anyone used or have experience with using Lithium Grease on fuses and other metal to metal connections ?

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use dielectric grease. its specifically meant for that and you can get it at autozone or any auto parts store.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-dielectric-grease.htm

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+1 Dielectric grease.

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I don't have dielectric grease (which is the optimum choice) so I use white lithium grease (with silicon) which is for bearings and never had any problems whatsoever on any bike.

Anyway if you can get your hands on a dielectric grease, it would be just perfect.


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Thanks ! Getting some today !

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+1 Dielectric grease.
DC4 = Dow Corning #4... also recommended for the seal on your oil filter, so that bastard comes off again, next time you change it!

Can't speak for "white Lithium" on electrical conn's....
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Dielectric grease is silicone based and inert.
It's good not only for waterproofing electrical contacts, but also make connector mating/de-mating easier as well, as it's very slippery.
Use it on any electrical or electronic connection as electrical problems caused by moisture induced corrosion are frequent on these bikes.
One tube should last for a very long time as so little is required.
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Back on the farm, and our antiquated 6 volt tractors, and our newer equipment too, we use good ole dino grease. Of course that was before there was any such thing as 'synthetic' available to the public. My Step-Dad didn't believe in multi weight oils either. 5 or 10w in the winter, 30 or 40 in the summer.
Technology has brought us a long way from those days...
I'd recommend using what's tried and true for the application -- dielectric grease.


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Dielectric grease is silicone based and inert.
It's good not only for waterproofing electrical contacts, but also make connector mating/de-mating easier as well, as it's very slippery.
Use it on any electrical or electronic connection as electrical problems caused by moisture induced corrosion are frequent on these bikes.
One tube should last for a very long time as so little is required.
I even use it on blade fuses; you know how hard they can be to pull out!
And try not to get it on your fingers, cause everything you touch after that will get very slippery. Especially those polished wrenches.

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Thanks...I picked up some over the weekend along with all new fuses

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