ignition switch sources


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Barry Barker
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ignition switch sources

Postby Barry Barker » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:53 am



Where can i find a good ignition switch?
Thanks,



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scotterichmond
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Re: ignition switch sources

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:44 pm

they are all over ebay . that's where I got mine.

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Fred Camper
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Re: ignition switch sources

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:00 pm

Well, it is the word "good" that makes the question hard to answer. None from Honda anymore, I believe. I cannot be certain of that. I just bought an Emgo, and it was not great, but I was able to use the lower plastic section on my OEM Honda lock cylinder and get it working just fine. The issue with the Emgo as purchased is the lower plastic was glued to the upper, and the glue had already failed by the time it was shipped to me.

But if you want to try the Emgo and you are "handy", you can see them on ebay like here:

Lower plastic part that typically fails;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMGO-Honda-Ignition-Switch-Repair-Kit-GL1000-GL1100-CBX-/350586054839?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item51a08ea8b7&vxp=mtr#ht_674wt_1115

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-NEW-EMGO-IGNITION-SWITCH-GL1000-GL-1000-GOLD-WING-GOLDWING-1975-1976-1977-/230720087225?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35b7fd24b9&vxp=mtr#ht_1182wt_1115

Note the early 1975-1977 and later 1978 and on are different. So be sure to get the right one if you are buying the whole unit.

Buy the way, they can be re-keyed but reusing your upper is the best way to do that.

Barry Barker
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Re: ignition switch sources

Postby Barry Barker » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 pm

I need the Lock and key/upper portion. My lower is in good shape. I have read some poor reviews on Saber Cycle parts, anyone bought an ignition switch from them that worked?

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Fred Camper
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Re: ignition switch sources

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:15 pm

Avoid Sabre Cycle at all costs, customer service is not something they understand. They left eBay as they could not eliminate all the bad feedback they naturally get. Now the feedback they show on there site is filtered in their favor. There are plenty of Emgo switches on eBay with sellers who care about feedback.

Barry Barker
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Re: ignition switch sources

Postby Barry Barker » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:30 am

Thanks, this emgo complete switch looks right and has the 5 blade connector. For $30 dollars its hard to go wrong.

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Re: ignition switch sources

Postby Barry Barker » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:21 am

The Emgo switch works great great, thanks for the heads up!!




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