ignition switch removal 1500


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ironman1973
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Location: st. michaels az
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 interstate

ignition switch removal 1500

Postby ironman1973 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:10 pm



after removing my fairing to make it easier to remove my ignition switch I am now buffaloed! There are two roundish caps on the bolts on either side of the switch. What tool do I remove them with? It looks as though this is some threaded bolt with this potrivet looking cap on them. I'll go back to the manual and look, surely this isn't as difficult as I'm making it. Thanks



mrmikey
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Location: Hardwood Lands, 30 mins outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: ignition switch removal 1500

Postby mrmikey » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:40 pm

According to the Goldwing Service Manual:
1)Strike the breakoff bolt heads with a hammer
2)With a chisel, make a drive grove on the bolt heads
3)using an impact driver, remove the break off bolts
4)remove switch
I've never dome this, I'm just relaying the info from the manual....Mike
1996 Aspencade

ironman1973
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Location: st. michaels az
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 interstate

Re: ignition switch removal 1500

Postby ironman1973 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:57 pm

Hey Mike, Thanks for the headsup on the bolt removal. Isn't that the craziest way to fasten something on a motorcycle, I would have never guessed! Well I check the manual again and after I remove them You can bet I'll find a better way to install a new switch. Thanks for the quick response. I'm going through my bike to take a trip to Manitoba Canada next month, I guess I won't be going your way or I'd stop in to see you. Be safe, ironman

mrmikey
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:08 pm
Location: Hardwood Lands, 30 mins outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: ignition switch removal 1500

Postby mrmikey » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:55 am

You're welcome. Security I guess, so someone stealing your rig can't change out the switch in a parking lot. Drive safe.......Mike


1996 Aspencade


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