Please Identify This Switch


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stevenzierke
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Please Identify This Switch

Postby stevenzierke » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:06 pm



As I was removing the saddlebag rails and trunk rails off of my 1984 GL1200 Interstate, I found a switch. Can someone Identify this switch for me. For orientation, the switch is located @ the mounting screw for the antenna bracket. Do I need this switch? Is it factory or aftermarket? Thanks for the help in advance. Hope it is something simple.




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Re: Please Identify This Switch

Postby lhelber » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:53 pm

It sure looks aftermarket to me. In that case who knows what it does and if you need it or not. It could be a hidden kill switch to keep people from stealing the bike. I can't think of any other reason to have a switch that you can't flip while riding.

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Re: Please Identify This Switch

Postby stevenzierke » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:39 pm

I thought it might be a hidden kill switch also, however, no matter which position it is in, it doesn't appear to be doing anything. My next step is to trace it down and check some continuity to see if it is even live or not. Thanks for the input.
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Re: Please Identify This Switch

Postby vptech2 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:09 pm

Looks like a aftermarket switch to me also.

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Re: Please Identify This Switch

Postby MJSantos » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:07 pm

#3 for aftermarket, doesn't even look like it's a weather proof type.

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Re: Please Identify This Switch

Postby nvrider » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:04 pm

It is an added switch someone installed!! You will need to trace the wires to see were it go's and what it was intened to controll then decide to fix it or remove it. That's some thing we all find when we get a used bike. if it was a kill switch it would be a good idel to replace it and the wire and use a weath proof switch so when you park and put your helment in the trunk you reach under flip the switch lock the trunk and know your bike will be there when you get back!!! Just my thinking. Marcus

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Re: Please Identify This Switch

Postby jerrygolub » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:16 am

Looks like a aftermarket switch to me also. Probably a kill switch. Needs to be insulated though.




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