Left handelbar control and switches

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Left handelbar control and switches

Post by BOSNBOB » Thu May 07, 2015 8:08 pm

Hey Guys everyone has been telling me that these switches on the left side handlebar on a 1500 Goldwing can not be repaired unless you replace the hole thing. Well let me tell you that is not true because I repaired the hazard button today. I took it apart and cleaned it. If you attempt to repair it. be careful not to let the springs fly out. There is one about an inch long and two 1/4 inch long. Just take your time and you can do it.

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Re: Left handelbar control and switches

Post by virgilmobile » Thu May 07, 2015 9:10 pm

Replacing the whole thing is for the faint of heart.
I've done that one and the turn signal switch too.
Takes a steady hand,keen eye,photographic memory and time.
My best advice for anybody attempting this is....very slowly disassemble...there's springs,levers,screws and some small ball bearings sprinkled in there...I use just a dab of marine grease to hold them in place (like glue) as I reassemble it.
Keep a magnet nearby to keep the parts from dissapearing.

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Re: Left handelbar control and switches

Post by dingdong » Fri May 08, 2015 7:30 am

Very true. It's actually easier to repair than to replace.

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Re: Left handelbar control and switches

Post by tfdeputydawg » Fri May 08, 2015 7:36 am

Just because a manufacturer decides to "service" an item as an assembly, rather than componet parts, does not mean an individual can not repair or replace some of the componet parts!!!
Home Depot is a great source for screws, springs, etc.

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