Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman
FIRST time I remember using WD40 was in an enduro in eastern Ontario, probably 1978, in rain. Going over (through...?) a stone fence the points-cover on my TT500 got smashed and the bike stopped as the rain soaked the points.
A buddy handed me a can of WD40 and said to 'soak' the points, which I did, but I couldn't see how THAT would get it going. Kicked it over, it STARTED!
Was then able to ride to where the cars were parked to get it home. Made me a believer...!
Yes, wd40 definitely has it's uses
And yes, it can be used to help all kinds of immediate needs
But as time goes by, it is bad forelectrical switches, contacts, and other connection type of items.
People have been using wd40 for years on these items, and the still continue to do so.
A while back, do not remember how many years, but a while. Itcame out the this chemical is not recommended on those electrical type uses I have mentioned.
And there was a lot of resistance......still is.
However, I believe that wd40 has come out and finally acknkwledged that using the regular blue can product on electrical is not recommended.
I do not k now if they did this because they finally accepted the past research, or if it was the fact that they now have released several other sub-products of wd40 that have been developed for other specific uses
Now come on now eddie.....you know that if you spray your wd40 on everything electrical THAT YOU NEVER WILL HAVE ENOUGH to bathe your chains in the manner they have grown so accustomed to