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1Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty DeoxIT question (sorry) on Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:57 pm

Bonzo

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So I often read words from forum friends singing the praises of this magical elixir and so went about finding some myself. It seems it's pretty rare here in the UK. And bloody expensive - though I'd read that too.

One place that sells it is an audio shop and so I emailed them asking their advice which would be better value for money - the aerosol or the drop bottle. They came back today to advise that they don't recommend using DeoxIT on anything other than hifi.

Hmmm. I was enquiring about the D5 - that's the right stuff isn't it? 

And do you guys use the spray or the drops?

Cheers

Bonz

    

2Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:52 pm

volador

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there different varieties of the Deoxit, D5, F5, D100L, etc...

I would recommend the 25ml needle applicator bottle of the D5 or F5.
The spray can was infrequently used and lost its pressure.
Needle tube made for easier to reach application and just a few drops required.


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1984 K100RS  1991 K100RS  Reap The Wild Wind... Ever Commute Is An Adventure
    

3Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:05 pm

Bonzo

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Thanks volador  DeoxIT question (sorry) 112350

    

4Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:15 pm

Point-Seven-five

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D5 spray doesn't need gravity to get into some of the places where I use it.  If you have a recently purchased bike, buy a spray can , then remove the tank and fairing and shoot every electrical connection on the bike including the handlebar, ignition, and gear position switch internals.  One can should be enough to do the entire bike with a bit left over.

You will then have gone a long way toward making the bike as reliable as new one.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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DadofHedgehog

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:D5 spray doesn't need gravity to get into some of the places where I use it.  If you have a recently purchased bike, buy a spray can , then remove the tank and fairing and shoot every electrical connection on the bike including the handlebar, ignition, and gear position switch internals.  One can should be enough to do the entire bike with a bit left over.

You will then have gone a long way toward making the bike as reliable as new one.

+1.


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PRESENT:
1995 K75T.  I am the 3d owner.  Bought it in June 2019 with 6,242 miles on the odo.
1991 K100RS 4-valve attached to a 1990 Flexit sidecar. I am at least the 3d owner. Bought with 21,00+ miles on bike's odo.

PAST:
old (indeterminate age) Ural + sidecar
1997 Buell S3T Thunderbolt
1982 BMW R100CS
1974 Kawasaki KZ400
1970 Suzuki Titan
    

6Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:13 am

Point-Seven-five

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While you're at it, get some electrical connector grease and put a tiny bit on every connection after you clean it with the Deoxit.  That will keep any water that might get in from causing corrosion.  An artist's paint brush and toothpicks make it easy to work the grease into the connectors, getting a light film on the blades.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:14 am

Snod Blatter

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Let us know if you find a good reseller Bonzo, I keep thinking about getting some of this as my K is running increasingly rich (45MPG, it used to do 55!) and no doubt part of that will be due to corrosion on connectors. It'd pay for itself in the long run..


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v  VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850, '16 Z250SL
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8Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:42 am

Laitch

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@Snod Blatter wrote:Let us know if you find a good reseller Bonzo, I keep thinking about getting some of this . . .
Aside from random vendors on eBay and Amazon, you could always get some from HotRox in Nottingham.


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9Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:20 pm

Bonzo

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@Laitch wrote:
@Snod Blatter wrote:Let us know if you find a good reseller Bonzo, I keep thinking about getting some of this . . .
Aside from random vendors on eBay and Amazon, you could always get some from HotRox in Nottingham.

A spray tin of D5 from HotRox is £19.95. The cheapest I'd seen it was £27. Thanks Laitch. It's great that youre in the US and can direct us Brits to the best local deals Big thumb 

I actually have plenty of ACF-50 which is touted as good for electrical connection. Would the DeoxIT D5 still be better I wonder?

    

10Back to top Go down   DeoxIT question (sorry) Empty Re: DeoxIT question (sorry) on Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:33 pm

Snod Blatter

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@Bonzo wrote:I actually have plenty of ACF-50 which is touted as good for electrical connection. Would the DeoxIT D5 still be better I wonder?
ACF is Anti Corrosion Formula, I believe its original use was to fill electrical connectors so that water couldn't get in and corrode the contacts. So De-Oxit first, then ACF.

HotRox link bookmarked for when I have some spare pennies DeoxIT question (sorry) 112350


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1989 K100RS SE ABS 8v  VIN: 0149214
Others: 1.5 x Honda CBX250RS-E, '94 CB250, '95 TRX850, '16 Z250SL
http://justbikethings.blogspot.co.uk/
    

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