Water in my electrical connectors?
Posted January 21, 2008 - 04:28 PM
i went for a great ride on saturday, then came home and followed my normal procedure. sprayed some soap on the bike, then sprayed it off with the hose. i then went to start it up and ride around the block to fling off some water...and the ignition light wouldn't come on, and the starter wouldn't fire. i'm assuming i got some water in my electrical connectors behind the light. i've done this for years without this issue.
i sprayed the connectors with WD40, lubed the chain and let it sit for a couple hours. i went out and the light comes on, and it fires right up.
i'm planning on getting some dielectric grease and putting it in my connectors behind the headlight. is there anything else that i should do? does it make sense to shrink wrap those connectors? i'd hate to ride through a puddle and not be able to start up again.
Posted January 21, 2008 - 04:36 PM
Posted January 21, 2008 - 04:51 PM
maybe i should add that to the list.
Posted January 22, 2008 - 09:51 AM
i just push the on button and kick it and the lil red light comes right back on