ignition key switch removal


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scotty hogle
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ignition key switch removal

Postby scotty hogle » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:12 pm



i have heard that you must remove the faring(on 1982 goldwing interstate) to access it, but my question is there a faster and easier way? does'nt have to b the fastest way. any help would b greatly appreciated. ;)



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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:59 am

Whenever there is any work to be done on the center instruments, keyswitch, lights, etc. the manual always says "remove the fairing." I haven't removed my fairing yet, and I've worked on lots of that stuff. It just depends how small your hands are, and how much work you want to do in confined spaces. It would be EASIER to work on them if you first remove the fairing...but (at least in my case) removing the fairing would involve dealing with a LOT of wiring that I've added.

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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby leanjoe » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:04 am

I agree with WingAdmin. I haven't added anything,there is enough in there already but, I never remove anything I dont absolutely have to.

scotty hogle
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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby scotty hogle » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:39 pm

thank you guys so much, i read thru alot of simular situations on this forum to get an idea on how to proceed, in which i am on the same page as you because of the simular situation on my goldwing as you guys(not wanting to mess with it- if you don't need to as what i mean.) the way i was thinking is if i was patience-i can remove the bolts for the ignition switch-and so ect. since this will b a work in progress there is no rush(except my excitment for this bike) for that will lead to problems on the bike. i wanted to say how much i have learned from this forum and tremendous help it has been. you guys help is truely apprecited. i will post how it comes out later :)

thanks
scotty

scotty hogle
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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby scotty hogle » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:44 pm

you mentioned a maual? i have an very old clymer (missing lots of different pages) is it an offical honda manual? maybe that is part of my problem outdated and missing info. lol ;)

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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby Oldsmores » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:57 am

Not positive about the '82, but I got the ignition switch out of my '84 aspencade without removing the fairing. I needed a long socket extension, an extra set of hands, and many profanities, but it can be done.

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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby firstgen513 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:43 pm

I just replaced mine on a 1981 without removing the faring. I used a couple of long extensions and a 10 mm socket and went just under the bottom of the faring and over the front fender.

Only took a few minutes.

Good luck

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Re: ignition key switch removal

Postby scotty hogle » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:44 pm

oldsmores, firstgen513 , you we're most spot on :D , but leads to my second question? after i got the bolts loose(from the ignition switch) would you remove the harness first? :?: other do i take it (the switch) out the top or from the back? the reason i'm asking i do not want to get in a haste with it cause at this point i'm struggling with it :cry: any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

thanks again
scotty




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