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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-03-2018, 05:19 PM
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Dielectric grease is used for insulating HIGH voltage connectors, used mainly for waterproofing and insulating the seals on the connections.
A better product is DeOxit D5. It cleans the oxidation and the prevents any further oxidation. Designed for use with low current and low voltage circuits.
The dieletric grease we use for Honda's is what used to be used on your old 1156 and 1157 light bulbs from the factory. If you ever changed the light bulbs on your early 80's and prior american made cares you will remember what this is. It is a non-conducive moisture sealant with high temp properties. The DeOxit is for cleaning but not sealing.

Another thing is brass electrical connectors are made of copper and tin. This is for rigidity. What people do not realize is over time, heat, cold and electrical energy cause tin molecules to migrate out of the brass onto the sides. This from poor brass mixtures. Tin is cheaper than copper. And we all know that every manufacture out there low bids everything.
Tin is also non-conducive to electricity. That is why you can unplug something and plug it back in and it works. You are just wiping the tin molecules to the side and causing a good connection.
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Auto Battery -

Hey Frank - You might jumper your bike battery with a good hot car battery before taking it to the shop. I've seen a couple of "No Start" situations similar to yours where the voltage remaining while the starter is turning isn't quite sufficient to fire the plugs -

One time it happened to a riding buddy on his 1800 after we had camped for the night. In desperation using some borrowed jumper cables a guy in a huge diesel pickup got him going in less than one revolution of the starter.

Of course the diesel truck (jumper) was not running - for the Goldwing's computer (jumpee) system's safety.

Just a thought - Michael

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I believe that bronze is an alloy of copper and tin while brass is primarily copper and zinc. Small amounts of tin can be added to brass for corrosion resistance (Naval Brass). Tin is as conductive as pure iron, better than steel.

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UPDATE: Pulled the return line from fuel pump, hit kill switch, pumped for couple seconds and shut off, like its supposed to. Fuel is clear, no water or crap. Kill switch works, off, no crank, on crank. Just no fire. Even went so far as to talk to a honda tech, he said he never heard of such a thing. I'm at a loss. Guess I am gonna have to break down and take it to a shop.
Did you try to pull a code from it with my instructions above?

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No Start - Solution

Hey Frank - Did you ever find what caused your No-Start problem ? Did the computer throw any error codes that helped ?

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