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Old 02-24-2008, 10:16 PM   #796
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You will not be sorry! Mine keeps getting to be more fun the more I ride it.
yeah, you converted me ya dirty bugga
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:48 PM   #797
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Is it gunna work

A few months ago after riding in heavy rain for a couple of hours the scram ran rough & died, naturellement , we were in the middle of nowhere but managed to borrow some magic in a can made by Wurth from a little workshop that fixed farm machinery, sprayed the coils & she started up .
This weekend it has poured down so I applied my little fix ready for winter
In my search for dielectric grease I finally went into an outboard workshop & walked out with a can of black neoprene dip that they use on electrical connectios on outboards
Painted it onto the ends of the plug leads, coil connections & starter lead
This stuff remains pliable so it is possible to seapate connections

So!! Will it work?? What else should I apply it to,?? seems the coils are the main issue with cutting out

Sorry about the pics , my digicam doesn't like close ups






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Old 02-25-2008, 03:46 AM   #798
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This is something I have been concerned about. Having had a good look over the electrics of the Scrambler, some of it seems a little vulnerable to moisture. I know theres a few owners that have managed water crossings with no ill effects, but I would rather put in a bit of prevention before I end up with a dead bike miles from no where.

Anyone have any ideas what sort of products or tricks are used for this sort of thing?
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:18 AM   #799
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:17 PM   #800
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The cutting out/ign/electrical faults have been nullifyed on my one with a couple of maintenance steps.
the coils, plug caps, ecm plugs etc get smeared with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly at wash down time. I unplug the terminals, and apply it to any surfaces that might be vulnerable. Haven't had a ign/cutting out fault since. CRC gets sprayed around coils/leads/side stand switch also if the weather looks sleazy.
It's simple to do, and I have used it on most bikes I've owned.
Dust will generally stick to the jelly rather than enter a module. It's non setting, and if mums use it on a baby's bum, I'm sure it safe on plastic n rubber.
One switch that suffers from internal corrosion is the rear brake light switch, but this can be carefully pulled to bits andthe corrosion removed. Use vaseline on it too.
I havn't had a fault with the side stand switch yet, but is in a prime position to fail.(dust/mud/water).
Spray CRC into the control switch's and ign switch also.
My experience with Surf Life Saving Zodiac outboard motors over the years has taught me to be liberal with dewatering spray.
Ever seen an outboard thats all corroded from salt water spray?
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:01 PM   #801
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Trustme: Check the fuel tank breather hose as well. My Scrambler would die quite often in the rain, even after going through and greasing the whole wiring harness, twice. On some Scramblers, 2006 models more than the others, the fuel tank breather hose is an inch or so too long allowing it to pack with water and vapor lock the tank.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:12 AM   #802
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:12 AM   #803
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Sometimes I can't help myself. Just ride the Scrambler somewhere cool (or cold) and take pictures of it. Why not? Looking forward to some longer rides without all this white stuff hanging around though... This thing just makes me want to ride, and grin!
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:18 PM   #804
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Noise!

Gotta keep this thread on the front page!

More Photos please! I need the fix till I can get mine....
Anyone want to buy a 1979 Land Rover 109 3 door with 8K on a German remaned 2.25L engine and only 60K original on the rig! I'd like to get $15K

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Old 02-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #805
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I have read this entire thread. God I want one. Shame on y'all for tempting me. There's one close, an '07 for $7,199, at the dealer. I love the black motor.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:55 PM   #806
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ive owned XS 650s in the past..should i get a SCRAMBLER and spend the $$$$ on mods or is it more prudent to flat-trakker an XS 650??
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:49 PM   #807
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Considering the company youre in, I reckon the answer to that one is obvious. Unles that was a rhetorical question.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:44 AM   #808
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Just do it!!! 'Her in doors' will only be angry for a week . A small price to pay. IMHO
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:11 AM   #809
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yeah man - this thread definately helped push me over the edge. just put a down payment on a brand new leftover '06 (i prefer the silver motor). cant beat getting it at dealer cost + $1000 free stuff!

gotta sell my triple 1st though - (see classifieds)
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:00 AM   #810
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yeah man - this thread definately helped push me over the edge. just put a down payment on a brand new leftover '06 (i prefer the silver motor). cant beat getting it at dealer cost + $1000 free stuff!

gotta sell my triple 1st though - (see classifieds)

Very cool! You are gonna have fun!
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