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Turn Signal Delayed Op. Detailed.

Feedback on my right side blinker that took upto a minute or more to start operating. Bike is in a dusty environment, being in Riyadh, which is in the middle of a desert.
Consensus on the Forum was to use dielectric grease & to lubricate connections.
Being mechanically challenged, I took SAE 90 Gear Oil & squirted a decent amount in the slot for the turn signal button.
Lo & behold. The operation is a success. Time to hand the scalpel to the junior surgeon to stitch 'er up & for the nurse to do the towel count.
As for me, I'm going for a ride tomorrow night in 18 degree Centigrade weather.
Lovely.
Apologies to Duckhunter, bmiller.123, Nobody & all who are in hibernation 'till Spring.
Take Care.
P.S. My non-riding friend/colleague from Perth, Australia, just got back to Riyadh, after a Stem Cell transplant for a blood cancer. Sadly, he will be leaving us to go back home. I wish him the best & will miss him. Please pray for him.
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Thank you for the coarse salt in the open wound Dr.Rahi......
I will not be mobile until April at the earliest.
Glad you figured out your signal problem, enjoy your ride.
PS....I forgot to mention I hope your friend recovers, I lost my mother in law to Cancer. She had two tumors in her head and 3 in her chest by the time they realized it was far to late to do anything but make her comfortable.
My father is a cancer survivor. He had a serious condition in the lymph nodes.
I know all to well the battles with cancer, my prayers are with your friend.

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Wounded Warrior.

Apologies, Duckhunter.
Didn't mean to rub anything in.
You're more than welcome to take my RC out for a ride, if you're in town.
Anytime, buddy.
Take Care.
And I hope Spring comes VERY early because of global warming !
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I could ride now, but I am not fond of frost on the roads, or the cold....nor is the RC ready. But it is closer mind you, to being ready.
I was just giving you a hard time, ride away and stay safe.

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Yeah I used to ride all year round but these days I just prefer a nice warm car.
I've had a bike fail to stop and slide under a parked truck when I hit black ice. Not nice
Too much winter gear to keep warm reduces movability on the bike anyways.

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Yeah I used to ride all year round but these days I just prefer a nice warm car.
I've had a bike fail to stop and slide under a parked truck when I hit black ice. Not nice
Too much winter gear to keep warm reduces movability on the bike anyways.
I am with you on a heated auto in the cold times. Gotta drive the cage some times
Glad your still with us today to share your story's and input on stuff after that down, sounds nasty..... those type of crashes do not normally go well for the rider.
Winter gear truly does affect flexibility for sure, not comfortable at all.

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Being mechanically challenged, I took SAE 90 Gear Oil & squirted a decent amount in the slot for the turn signal button.

P.S. My non-riding friend/colleague from Perth, Australia, just got back to Riyadh, after a Stem Cell transplant for a blood cancer. Sadly, he will be leaving us to go back home. I wish him the best & will miss him. Please pray for him.
You should have used dielectric grease because it is basically an inert lubricant. Your SAE90 gear oil has additives and is acidic, which over time will deteriorate what it touches.(Plastics anyways) Take some contact cleaner, clean it up real good, then apply the dielectric, it will save you from more trouble down the road.


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Holy Cow ! thanks for the heads up, madbuyer. I did not know that gear oil would have additives & deteriorate plastics over time. I'm gonna have to wait 'till I go to the (dreaded) dealership to put on my new cosmetics from the UK. Still waiting on them.
Well, I just finished cleaning the bike in a balmy 24 degree Centigrade weather. Tonight it's going to be a low of 14 degrees C, but I'll be back home long before then. God-Willing.
Going out to meet my colleague from Perth, Dr. Bajrovich at the Lambourghini Cafe at 1930 hrs.
I cannot begin to thank you madbuyer & duckhunter, for your good wishes for my friend. God Bless you all.
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I am with you on a heated auto in the cold times. Gotta drive the cage some times
Glad your still with us today to share your story's and input on stuff after that down, sounds nasty..... those type of crashes do not normally go well for the rider.
Winter gear truly does affect flexibility for sure, not comfortable at all.
It was just a very low speed accident. I was in 1st gear just setting off from a friend's house in London (He wasn't in at the time, so I opted to continue on my way about 70 miles further South...). There was a large truck parked on the side of a steep hill and no traffic. As I got to the top of said hill on the brakes gently, the fronte started to slide, so I jumped off. Bike (VFR750) wedged itself under the truck!
About $5,000 worth of damage to all the plastics. Insurance paid out and I used the money to repair it myself and what was left helped with depreciation.
It's the same VFR I still have today. Not such a bad story, but I don't really get inspired to ride in sub zero temps. a 4WD with snow tyres is more sensible!

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5k damage , sheesh.....well the underside of that truck most likely tore/rip it all to bits.
That is cool that you still have the same bike !!!
Are you into 4x4's too ???, have you seen my custom built one ??
We have been getting more and more of those Japanese imported 4x4 diesel van things over here, seems to be a kraze going on.I laugh when I see them, just do not picture myself ever driving one

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