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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Another R&R question

Have a 2001 750 with 21,000 miles on it. So far no electrical problems but probably should relocate the RR. Just out of curiosity, is there any average length of time they last before getting fried by the extra heat? Maybe I'm lucky or the "extra coolness" of Northern Michigan has helped. (Ha) Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 09:34 PM
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It all depends on how hot it gets where you are, how long you sit at idle in the heat, and such factors. Some people never experience R/R frying. However it never hurts to be pro active. The cost of relocating in time and money is well worth the savings gained.

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Relocating the r/r is the only thing you can do to plan for avoiding a situation where you are stuck in traffic on a hot day etc. Since those situations are usually unavoidable, relocating the r/r is the only way to be better protected.
I'm sure the cooler temps you have up there would help keep the r/r a little cooler, but the temp of the bike with stock exhaust sitting in slow moving traffic would take it's toll even in cooler weather since there isn't any airflow to sweep through the heat sinc fins on the r/r in slow traffic.

Seems like high 80's and low 90's were pretty rare when I was a kid living up there. Long long ago.

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Quick question-
When I relocated my R/R, I coated down the terminals with Dielectric Tune Up Grease. Is that OK to use? I didn't do anything stupid did I??

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That is what you want to do, good work.

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Quick question-
When I relocated my R/R, I coated down the terminals with Dielectric Tune Up Grease. Is that OK to use?
I didn't do anything stupid did I??
Only if you don't have future plans of adding some of the dielectric grease to any other connections you can get to.
So yeah, ya did it right.


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I can't really vouch for the "stupid" part, since I wasn't there. You might have also changed your blinker fluid or something.

Nope! I use that stuff on all connections. You can buy a neat little can that has a nozzle on it and a trigger that injects the dielectric grease at a pretty slow rate, at autozone. Only problem is it keeps coming out of the tube for at least 10 seconds after you quit squeezing the trigger, so squeeze a little, let go and it will come out for a few seconds by its self.

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Changed the blinker fluid? Darn.......I've never changed mine yet! You will have to tell me where the drain plugs are! I looked & can't find them!

I suppose that I have to grease the green muffler bearings too!

I could have done that at the same time when I lubed the splines & saved some time...........Thanks a lot........

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