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It didn't exactly break, but...
« on: May 15, 2014, 08:11:43 am »
Took the big beast out for a scoot thru some single trap, fire trail and a couple of very rutted hill climbs this am.
Return trip along a well used dirt road which after recent rains was an insanely jolting washboard surface.

Got home, bike off, open gates to the shed and go turn bike on to ride into the won't start.

Fuel pump does not get itself going, so I go to replace the fuse, but before I do that I just push down on then to make sure they are all seated - and the bike fires up fine. I guess the bad corrugations loosened up the fuse contact a bit, but it got me thinking about reports of the 690's that just cut out. Maybe fuses are working a little loose.

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Re: It didn't exactly break, but...
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 04:46:48 pm »
I looked at my fuse box awhile back after moving from the desert. There was so much dust and crap in there it just pissed me off. So, I drank a few beerz and cleaned it up. Also put some dyelectric grease on each fuse for contact insurance and corrosion prevention.  :P
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Re: It didn't exactly break, but...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 07:38:21 pm »
I gave mine a blast with electrical contact cleaner...just for piece of mind. Wasn't sure about the di Lx grease tho' just as I was worried it would stick the dust in there.

Let us know how it looks after a bit if you would Seabeegt