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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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12 Scrambler, dirty OBD port, covered in goop / wax

I searched and searched and couldn't find anything on this, but my OBD port on the bike appears to be covered in some kind of goop or wax. Has anyone else seen this? Also, any recommendations for cleaning it off before I connect my OBD cable? I just got this OBD from TTP, and I don't want to mess it up by connecting it to the dirty port. I don't want to damage the port in cleaning either, but I was thinking of trying to use q-tips with just a little bit of water.

My bike is a 2012 Scrambler...

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Don't clean that "goop" off - it's supposed to be there. It's dielectric grease applied at the factory to keep out moisture and prevent corrosion on the terminals.

From that description you should be able to figure out that using water to clean it off will not be very effective. If for some reason you got dirt in there then mineral spirits might be your best option for cleaning but after cleaning you should apply some more dielectric grease to protect the connector.

It's amazing how fast you can go when you take your time.
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Thanks. I think they went a little over board with the grease then, But I wasn't aware that that's what it is... I will carry on then.

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They are all pretty much like that, it's not a problem and won't effect the OBD2 cable in any detrimental way.

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I just fitted heated grips to my Rocket3 they are Triumph ones and all the connectors were full of this grease it keeps water out and corrosion away!

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It may look like a lot but it really isn't overboard. I would just leave it be. Mine looked like that too on my Speed 3 and had no problems at all connecting a cable to it on multiple occasions.
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yes sir. good to go
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