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Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:19 pm



Greetings. While I am at it, would it behoove me to replace the right hand switches since I have the fans out? Does the new ones plug into the back or front of the connection block above the right fan? Mighty obliged



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Re: Right hand switches

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:52 pm

bohdan wrote:Greetings. While I am at it, would it behoove me to replace the right hand switches since I have the fans out? Does the new ones plug into the back or front of the connection block above the right fan? Mighty obliged


Which switches are you talking about?

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:10 am

Hey wing admin. The cluster of kill, start, cruise. Tried fixing just ain't the same. I know it routes to the block above cooling fan. Mighty obliged

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:44 am

You're right in that is where they route. And yes, you disconnect the connector, and the wire harness on the outer side is the one that routes to the switches.

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:24 pm

Thanks Wing admin. The outer side is where they get plugged in. Do all of them get plugged in thar'? Mighty obliged

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:06 pm

bohdan wrote:Thanks Wing admin. The outer side is where they get plugged in. Do all of them get plugged in thar'? Mighty obliged


As far as I recall, yes.

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:26 am

Hmmmm. Well, now I think I am in another zone. reviewing the wiring down to the cluster, it seems that this will be a monster to route to this from the handlebars. A Goldwinger did the soldering trick. I think it was at the handlebars. Then heat shrink tape. I can see why he did it. This looks like a bear and the probability of damaging some of the other wiring seems "maybe likely"?


Thoughts? I think if it is soldered, what can happen? The other end is basically a stationary plug, wires don't corrode. Mighty obliged.

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:50 am

I agree it is a routing nightmare, as is getting access to those connectors. What was Honda thinking. :)

I would be sorely tempted to do exactly as you describe - cut, then solder/heatshrink upon reinstallation. It's not that huge a deal to do, I've done exactly that before. I would suggest that you stagger the connections, don't cut them all at exactly the same place - make them a good inch away from one another. That way when you reconnect them, they aren't all bundled together, which can cause problems, because they become a bit thicker when they are reconnected, and you can run out of space for the bundle to be routed as a result.

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:14 pm

Thanks Wing Admin. I was looking at Youtube videos how solder. Did it with copper pipe, but not electrically. It makes me feel better that you would consider it too.

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:46 pm

bohdan wrote:Thanks Wing Admin. I was looking at Youtube videos how solder. Did it with copper pipe, but not electrically. It makes me feel better that you would consider it too.


Have a look at this: Soldering techniques

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:27 pm

Hey wing admin. Of course you would have had a video. It's awesome too. When I do the handlebar switches would I need a third hand? Mighty obliged thx

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:55 am

bohdan wrote:Hey wing admin. Of course you would have had a video. It's awesome too. When I do the handlebar switches would I need a third hand? Mighty obliged thx


It sure makes things easier, but it's certainly not required.

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Re: Right hand switches

Postby bohdan » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:00 am

Thanks Wing admin. I guess I would have to keep a little far away. Concerned about melting the plastic. Thx. I can get my 15 year old daughter to help me. Yeah right....




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