Starter Button Questions


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Drdemos
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Starter Button Questions

Postby Drdemos » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:56 pm



Hello,
I'm working on a 1977 GL1000, and I'm putting in the throttle cables when *ting ting* I see a ball and spring fall out of the starter button switch. After an hour or so, I reclaimed them from the dust pile that is my garage floor, but quickly learned that I have no idea how to put this whole setup back together. Any advice?
Please pardon me if this question has already been answered - I searched around for a while and didn't find much.
Thanks!!



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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby wjnfirearms » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:46 pm

Generally, this shouldn't have happened. They're not in the habit of falling apart when you separate the handlebar control. I would be dubious about putting the switch back together. I'd recommend replacing the switch.
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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby Drdemos » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks - that's typically my first instinct, but it worked just fine not five minutes before. Just without a throttle cable.

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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby eklimek » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:18 am

This happens try this...

Right hand switch rebuild
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=80532.0

Left hand switch rebuild
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113892.0

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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby wjnfirearms » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:20 am

Impressive article. One to remember.

Still, not for nothing, I can still see how a lot of people will still be intimidated rebuilding the control switches. Them part's is a small.

And, like was said in the article, if you lose a part, you're pretty much fubared.
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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby Mag » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:35 pm

wjnfirearms wrote:Impressive article. One to remember.

Still, not for nothing, I can still see how a lot of people will still be intimidated rebuilding the control switches. Them part's is a small.

And, like was said in the article, if you lose a part, you're pretty much fubared.


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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby Drdemos » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:00 am

Thanks guys. It appears as though it needs to be replaced. There's a piece missing (not surprisingly).

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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby portugeezer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:57 pm

Mine crumbled apart inside. I put a radio shack button in there temporarily but the lights won't dim when you crank it. I replacd all my switches and my handlebars after the bike was in a fire!

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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby Drdemos » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:44 pm

Yeah, looks like its gonna be radio shack for me too. Honda said they can't order it, and the local salvage yard doesn't have any either.

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Re: Starter Button Questions

Postby Placerville » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:09 pm

If you want to do a Radio Shack switch, that's fine but, whoever you spoke to at Honda is incorrect. That switch is still available from Honda. Go here.


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