Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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- Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:59 pm
- Location: West Barnstable, MA
- Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 SE
The buttons on my cruise control and four-way flasher often stick in the on (pushed in) position. Can I free them with a little WD-40 or is it more involved than that? My bike is a 97 GL1500 SE.
When mine were sticking I found that just spraying into the switch was only temporary. Take out the screws that hold the housing together to get at the switches. Then clean them with contact cleaner then lightly spray with wd-40 and reassemble. That stopped all my problems.
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You can also use a silicone base spray. It is the old grease that is causing you problems. I used a contact and brake clean on mine, but I took my switches out of the boxes. Spray them with brake clean, then give them a good spraying with a silicone spray. Reinstall the swithces and spray them again. I work for a forklift company and we have a lube called chain lube. It will work it's self into areas and won't gum up.
How many times do I have to tell ya,,, The right tool for the right job!
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- Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:17 pm
- Location: Glendale AZ
- Motorcycle: 1996 GL 1500 Aspencade
I had Mine apart the other day the cruise switch is really a bad design the part the makes it return is in the switch itself and you have to take the screws out to get at the part that is the mechanics of the switch. but I can not get mine to work anyway.
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- Location: accord,ny
- Motorcycle: 1997 GL 1500 Aspencade
I had the same problem with my flasher switch. I went to Radio Shack and bought a can of contact cleaner/lubericant and took out the two screws to open the switch housing and flushed the switch several times with the cleaner lubericant, let it set overnight and it works like new now. Good Luck
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WD-40 is NOT a lubricant. It will clear up some sticking problems and take stickers off pretty good. For a switch, using a good contact cleaner then an electrical silicone lube would work. Not just silicone but ELECTRICAL silicone lube. There is a difference. Not all silicone lubes conduct electricity well.
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