Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch


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Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:05 pm



This is my first post and my english is not the best so dont be to hard on me.

I read on the forum that many peoples having hard time to put reverse switch on or off.

Here i will show you how to open it and spray it.
First you have to remove the two screws.

one in front
one in front


and one in back
and one in back


This wire is for heated grip (if on your bike)
This wire is for heated grip (if on your bike)


Move it away
Move it away


All the way.
All the way.


open it, inside you see the white push rod it go in the switch.
open it, inside you see the white push rod it go in the switch.

the push rod go in the switch to to be spray inside.

Spray in the groove you see inside the switch .
Spray in the groove you see inside the switch .

Push the reverse button on and off many times untill it work again, and then put every things back together.
Good luck it work for me all the time, i have bring to life many switch on my bike that way.
Luc Leblanc



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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:20 pm

Maybe the title should have been , Goldwing 1800, how to clean reverse switch.
To clean i use WD40
It give me many good result in the past. I was working in electronic for many years before to retired and use wd40 to clean tv dial tuner, circuit switch and many other things with no come back on my work. I also have circuit cleaner at home it is good to, but in many cases i prefer wd40 but that is my opinion

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:14 pm

luck wrote:Maybe the title should have been , Goldwing 1800, how to clean reverse switch.
To clean i use WD40
It give me many good result in the past. I was working in electronic for many years before to retired and use wd40 to clean tv dial tuner, circuit switch and many other things with no come back on my work. I also have circuit cleaner at home it is good to, but in many cases i prefer wd40 but that is my opinion
WD-40 is not good to use to clean the switches on motorcycles. It leaves an oily film behind once the carrier solvent evaporates. This is great for preventing corrosion, however it also attracts all the dust and grit that motorcycles encounter on the road, and this dust and grit then sticks inside your switch - and soon you have a switch that doesn't work again.

Use proper (plastic safe) electrical contact cleaner, like CRC.

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:26 am

Thank you for your reply wingadmin, technologie advance every days and they make better product for every things.
Last time i used electronic contact cleaner ( kleen-it ) to clean switches on my 93 gw it start to do free game with the circuits ,it did not have cleaned good enough( I admit i was to lazy to open and get directly to the switch ) that is why i came back to wd40 but you are right about the possibility to stuck again if the switch is expose to dust because it leaves a lubricant film. I will give a try to (CRC)for sure.
One more thing, it pays to take the extra 5 minutes to open and get directly to the switch to be clean.

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by corkman4 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:39 am

What type of spray do you use?

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:20 pm

corkman4 wrote:What type of spray do you use?
reading through the conversation to this point it seems the favored product will be CRC PLASTIC SAFE Contact Cleaner

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Wed May 04, 2016 2:00 pm

You are Right Wingadmin, i now know your way is the best.

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed May 04, 2016 2:22 pm

I had a very sticky push-to-talk CB switch on my '02
A few weeks ago I took it apart - all the way down inside the cluster and used the CRC plastic safe cleaner and really prayed it out well , while working the switch at the same time (a very complicated process for one who is dexterity challenged like me)

It WORKED wonders -- it was really clean -- and I could see the gunk that came out of it on my shop rag too..
Dirt - Dust - stuff..

BUT -- It left me with a new unintended consequential problem. The switch now was even MORE reluctant to move than before..
It DOES need some lubrication in my opinion - I found this out when I used the dreaded WD-40 and sprayed the switch
It then began working perfectly ...Now I have the future problem of the dirt and grime build up facing me (but I know how to clear it)

What would be a BETTER choice for a spray lube into the plastic rubbing plastic parts of this switch ??
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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Wed May 04, 2016 3:10 pm

Wingconsin :On some parts WD40 work better without melting rubber and it can last for a long time at least the summer and more hard to say.
I dont know yet if CRC melt rubber ! but it is very good on contact and keep them dry .Hope my answer is helping you

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by WingAdmin » Fri May 06, 2016 9:22 am

There are different versions of CRC, and the one I use is specifically labeled "plastic safe."

As for lubrication - my choice would be spray-on silicone. It dries and remains slick, without being sticky or oily.

Normally my choice for this would be spray-on graphite, but graphite is conductive, so not really the best choice for switches.

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by Wingsconsin » Fri May 06, 2016 9:54 am

WingAdmin wrote:There are different versions of CRC, and the one I use is specifically labeled "plastic safe."

As for lubrication - my choice would be spray-on silicone. It dries and remains slick, without being sticky or oily.

Normally my choice for this would be spray-on graphite, but graphite is conductive, so not really the best choice for switches.
Is there are a brand name for this spray on silicone product you like ?
And where could one buy it ? A major retailer of choice ?
Thanks for the information
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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by WingAdmin » Sat May 07, 2016 11:27 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:There are different versions of CRC, and the one I use is specifically labeled "plastic safe."

As for lubrication - my choice would be spray-on silicone. It dries and remains slick, without being sticky or oily.

Normally my choice for this would be spray-on graphite, but graphite is conductive, so not really the best choice for switches.
Is there are a brand name for this spray on silicone product you like ?
And where could one buy it ? A major retailer of choice ?
Thanks for the information
I just use a generic silicone spray that I bought at the local NAPA store.

http://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/MCR8300/

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by Scooter363y » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:08 pm

Try cleaning with a plastic safe cleaner (brake cleaner) then lubricate with something called tri- flow this workers wonders and leaves a Teflon coating for lubrication

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by 07wing » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:02 am

Every switch eventually needs cleaning. I have had several stick but used a different process with good results so far. I get the CRC
Cleaner or equivalent that has plastic straw in the nozzle. Then i flatten the end of the straw so the spray comes out in a flat pattern, not circular. Then i push the flat end beside the troublesome button and spray right into the switch. All the while pushing the switch in and out. Get as much movement with the button as you can and keep spraying. Oh and use a cloth to wrap around switch to catch the runoff spray. This has worked on several buttons that have gone sticky for me.

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:25 am

Every years i check all my switches to maintain them in good working condition and i clean the one that needed a bit of love, and it is not a bad idea to keep a can with the bike for quick clean when you are on road trip.

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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by prockey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:52 am

I had to fix my flashers button because the previous owner had left it broken. I put in a piece of a spring from a bic lighter then sprayed it with silicone. It has been working ever since.
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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by prockey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 am

The switches are not too hard to work on and fix or lubricate but it's a good idea to open the switch inside a large zip lock bag so that you won't lose the spring if it goes flying.
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Re: Goldwing 1800. How to lubricate reverse switch

Post by luck » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:53 pm

You are right when i do something like that i always put a towel to catch small parts a large zip lock is a very good idea to.
I am sure everybody know that but never do these job on the grass unless you have a big tarp under the bike same, thing for gravel.



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