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Old 11-23-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by squish View Post
The way i understand it is that tin plated, or plated for that matter assuming it's plated with decent stuff
Stands up to environments that corrode much better then straight up brass, which starts to get dull fast.

This is why the bulk of connections on late model bikes are plated.
Yes; also the solid brass is weak and can loosen or break off easily. Poor
choice for the motorcycle environment.
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