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Kiwi_Roy
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PostSubject: Time to Clean the Terminals   Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:10 am

To clean your battery terminals and apply a little grease.

Anyone who knows me is sick of me going on about the importance of greasing the battery terminals. New Here

While your bike is parked for the winter the lead oxide is silently creeping in between the terminal and lug ready to make you think the battery is toast when you go to start next spring.
Scrape the terminals now and apply some Vaseline give it a top up charge at the end of January and next spring thats what it will do, spring into life.
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:31 pm

Kiwi_Roy wrote:
...apply some Vaseline,... and next,...that's what it will do, spring into life.

That's what she said!

(We're very familiar with this sort of creative quoting over here these days.)
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:57 pm

I should just give up trying to help owners maintain their batteries but I probably won't.
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:08 am

Don't. Some of us need all the help we can get. Even those of us who don't have seasons in which the bike is laid up.
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:26 pm

this is starting to be a very strange thread!
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:26 pm

My terminals aren't greased.



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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:09 pm

I've never scraped them, sanded them or greased them; never had starting problems (no bypass kit fitted despite 8 years old); no sign of the dreaded lead oxide BUT it is permanently moored to an optimax battery tender Wink

Each to his own I suppose & I'll be putting the vaseline where it's supposed to go ...which could be a completely different thread (sic)..
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:42 pm

You don't mean......on the bedroom door knob?
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:13 pm

Actually 3-in-1 is better for lubricating door furniture Wink .....but mentioning 3-in-1 might get us back onto alternative uses for vaseline
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 am

You mean like airtight? ^^^^^^^ Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:14 am

You guys can poke fun at my Petroleum Jelly if you like, it's the way I was taught to look after batteries when some of you were still a gleam in your old mans eye.

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PostSubject: Re: Time to Clean the Terminals   Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:36 am

Poke, Petroleum Jelly...
You dirty old man! Twisted Evil
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