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While starting my bike this morning I realized how often I use that ignition switch and was wondering if it should be lubricated. Should I just squirt a little WD-40 in there or what?
 

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You can, and I have...but it only helps to make the key work smoother. Works good. Don't need very much, just a quick spurt.

The actual switch part is on the bottom, and separate from the keyed/locking mechanism. If the trouble is down there, it will require complete removal, cleaning, and the application of special dielectric grease...or possible replacement. :waving:
 

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Dennis, if you want to lubricate the cylinder and mechanism I would use a graphite lube sprayed down the key opening. You can use either a dry graphite or a spray graphite where the carrier dries up. Using a wet lube of any kind will just attract and hold dirt.
 

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Dennis, if you want to lubricate the cylinder and mechanism I would use a graphite lube sprayed down the key opening. You can use either a dry graphite or a spray graphite where the carrier dries up. Using a wet lube of any kind will just attract and hold dirt.
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Use the same stuff for the false tank key hole and on your automobiles as well.
 
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