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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2010, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Relocated my Regulator!

I put mine on an aluminum plate on a bolt that holds the left passenger footrest and the rearmost exhaust support. I didn't have dielectric grease nor do I know what the purpose of it is. I just put it on dry. Am I finished?

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Basically ...as long as its secure. You could clean the contacts with electric contact cleaner then use a little dielectric grease to protect it and put the plug together...then wala!

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You could make sure that the wires are beneath, so rain doesn't get in. Of course, then road crud can get in.


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I suggest you rubber mount the plate or the r/r to the plate. Vibration is a killer too.

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You could make sure that the wires are beneath, so rain doesn't get in. Of course, then road crud can get in.
I have my plug upward and put 3 coats of liquid electrical tape on it to prevent water and other objects getting in there. I did also put dielectric grease with the plug as an extra precaution.


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Dielectric grease is a grease that does not interfere with the electrical current and keeps the plug-ins from coroading. I also spray WD-40 or silicone on all electrical connections after plugging them in to shed water from them.

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WD is good stuff. I used it on my vintage dirt bike points to dissipate water.

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Dielectric grease is a grease that does not interfere with the electrical current and keeps the plug-ins from coroading. I also spray WD-40 or silicone on all electrical connections after plugging them in to shed water from them.
Actually, dielectric grease DOES interfere with electric current. It's an insulator. It isn't supposed to be used directly on the metal contacts, in fact, it can cause problems if it's not squeezed out when the connectors are mated. Dielectric grease is supposed to be used on the outside of plastic and rubber (non-silicon, DG eats silicon rubber) connections to keep out moisture. Like putting it on the inside of a spark plug boot..... it doesn't go on the metal part, just between the boot and ceramic.
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I stand corrected. Thanks dariv

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I have my plug upward and put 3 coats of liquid electrical tape on it to prevent water and other objects getting in there. I did also put dielectric grease with the plug as an extra precaution.
I like the idea of the liquid electrical tape. I think I will get some of that and spray some WD40 on the plug as well, after it's plugged in. Thanks for the tips everbody!

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