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Faulty switch
« on: July 01, 2022, 04:13:27 PM »
Has anyone tried to clean or repair a handlebar switch? I traced the cause of my headlight not working to a faulty OFF<-->ON switch at the handlebar. I was thinking of removing the small metal plate above the sliding switch to maybe try to check / clean the contacts but am worried that if removing it springs / ball bearings might fly out, probably never to be found again, (as happened to me many years ago with a Fizzy Yamaha). I have been looking for a while for a second hand replacement but there haven't been any up for sale, any for sale are all left hand switches not right hand switches, (1981 CB100N). Thanks.

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Re: Faulty switch
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 05:00:49 PM »
Buy the biggest ziplok freezer bag you can find and dissasemble it inside the bag.
Do get the small jis screwdriver as phillips or pozi will strip out the tiny screw.
And yes there are tiny springs and balls

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Re: Faulty switch
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 05:21:22 PM »
Two new members and a CB125S and a CB100! 

The 125 was my first bike and the 100 was what I learned on in the car park of Bedfordshire County Council (in 1974).


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Re: Faulty switch
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 06:16:48 PM »
If the parts fly out how easy is it to get them back in? If you can't see how they were fitted in the first place is it obvious how it all goes back together?

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Re: Faulty switch
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 07:04:36 PM »
Fairly obvious, all switches are similar,
Spring down a hole
Ball on top
Compress and fit slider

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Re: Faulty switch
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2022, 08:18:50 PM »
Cheers!

 

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