Author Topic: Magneto Pickups - Time to replace!?  (Read 668 times)

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Re: Magneto Pickups - Time to replace!?
« Reply #15 on: 10.08. 2018 22:46 »

 I *may* have used silicone grease...as I do on gasket 'other' surfaces for easy removal...mostly works well
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Re: Magneto Pickups - Time to replace!?
« Reply #16 on: 11.08. 2018 10:00 »
I'd be vary wary of using standard silicone near any electrical gear. Years ago I had a sideline of repairing Renault electronic  automatic transmission controllers, the first few all came back within days. The silicone I had used had coated the inside with vinegar induced verdigris. Wouldn't want that on the slipring etc. The answer was simply to use none corrosive silicone.
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Re: Magneto Pickups - Time to replace!?
« Reply #17 on: 11.08. 2018 10:35 »
 ^^ Point noted, but was it silicon grease? This is what I *may* have used...not actually sure if I did or not...

   https://www.itwpf.com.au/rocol/sapphire-silicone-grease/

 I'm in two minds about it. It's good for rubber stuff, so i used it on the seal when I put a windscreen in my van, but it seems to go everywhere (usual grease thing), and I seem to have an early morning film that I can't remove- not usually a major issue, just really annoying, but not sure if it's the culprit either.... *conf2*
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia