Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North-central Florida
Re: help with turn signal/hazard lights
I once rode a non-bmw through about 200 miles of steady, hard rain....eventually getting to my destination, a rally campground. During the run in the rain, electrical stuff started acting up. Stopping for gas the bike would now only start with clutch pulled in (side stand switch problem).....one side of the turn signals quit working........and two or three other things.
While pitching my tent and chatting with my neighboring rally goer....I related my electrical stuff. He gave me a cold beer and a can of WD-40...complete with the little red nozzle tube. "Spray this everywhere....in all the switches you can get to......cycle them each a few times....and wait." I did that....and hour later everything worked again.
Apparently it helped drive out trapped moisture. It was the first time I'd ridden this bike in the rain, so I'd never encountered the problem before.
Passing the story along FYI.
2000 LT - Motorvation Formula II
2004 Burgman 650 (wife's)