Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Skippack, PA, USA
Yes, the '03 signals are self-canceling. Nonetheless, I almost always use the cancel button "just 'cause ya never know, ya know?"
The best lubricant for the cancel button is silicon spray. It's slippery and, most important, doesn't act as a dirt magnet. WD-40 might loosen the switch but it evaporates, leaving an oily residue (WD-40 is, believe it or not, fish oil-based).
For places where dirt and dust aren't an issue(*), Boeshield (the name comes from the fact this stuff was originally made for Boeing Aircraft) is excellent. It delivers Teflon grease in liquid form; the carrier evaporates and leaves Teflon grease behind. Boeshield is also very effective for sealing battery terminals, etc. Just spray it around the terminals, let it dry, and you're done.
(*) Any grease or oily film tends to hold dirt, grit, dust, and other metal-wearing things.
Not all who wander are lost. Which still leaves room for more than a few lost wanderers...
Red Flash - '03 K1200RS, lightly farkled