Clutch and Brake switches


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
User avatar
Uncle Fester
Posts: 1003
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:21 pm
Location: Bethany, Ok, right off Route 66 !
Motorcycle: 1996 GL-1500 Cali model 'Wing, blue in color, named Ol'Blue

Clutch and Brake switches

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:40 am



Yesterday the Wife and I took a 500 mile ride and I noticed a small problem, the cruise was a pain to engage . I would have to press FORWARD on the brake or clutch lever and then it worked just fine. So. . . . my question is, can these switches be adjusted or are they locked in position ?
Thanks in advance for any replies .


Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. Our stress about it happens when the two aren't the same. Be true to yourself and to hell with what everyone else thinks!

Image

User avatar
flyinrob
Posts: 56
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:48 am
Location: Sacramento, California
Motorcycle: 1996 Gl1500 Aspencade

Re: Clutch and Brake switches

Postby flyinrob » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:52 pm

Couple things... There is no adjustment to move the switches, but what you can try first off is spraying them with contact cleaner and where the switches inpact the handles put some narrow strips of duct tape on the handle. That will force the switch plunger down more when you engage and/or disengage the handle.

Worse case scenario is you have to replace the switches. Cyclemax has them..

Rob

estaibjr
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:00 am
Location: Walnut Cove, NC
Motorcycle: 1990 GL1500SE trike
1994 GL1500A trike

Re: Clutch and Brake switches

Postby estaibjr » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:48 am

Micro-switches are not adjustable but the tension on the nut/bolt thru your levers is. If it is to tight, it binds (I once had it so front brake wouldn't release). Loosen nut/bolt or get used to pushing lever back outward every time you get into OD. (it's not that bad)Enjoy

User avatar
RBGERSON
Posts: 2612
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:57 am
Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Clutch and Brake switches

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:57 am

could be worn bushings in the switch/lever replace and it may fix the problem. They can wear, get loose and not function properly.


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB


Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bluewaterhooker0, nayron, Proximic [Bot], thesprinklerguy1960 and 6 guests