How to clean your handlebar switches


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virgilmobile
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How to clean your handlebar switches

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:25 pm



OK guys.You bullied me into it,and now your gonna pay with having to sort through all these pictures.
You wanted to know about cleaning the switches?Here it is.I started at 10:30,answered 1 phone call,took all the pictures and compiled them for yall.It's now 12:30.

tools required
tools required


switch
switch


opened up.
opened up.


remove screws
remove screws


cruise sw opened lots of springs and parts
cruise sw opened lots of springs and parts


pry off button it snaps pretty tough on the shaft
pry off button it snaps pretty tough on the shaft


pop open the cruise sw
pop open the cruise sw


clean cruise sw
clean cruise sw


ready to snap back
ready to snap back


lined up one tab in and snap
lined up one tab in and snap


cruise sw clicked
cruise sw clicked


onto the kill sw
onto the kill sw


wires off
wires off


lift sw out
lift sw out


remove E clip
remove E clip


separated
separated


cleaned and greased
cleaned and greased


ready and lined up
ready and lined up


squeeze and hold
squeeze and hold


put E clip back on
put E clip back on


reassemble
reassemble


cruise button
cruise button

On each switch I cleaned,I stretched the spring just a tiny bit.I also used moly grease to hold things in place for reassembly.All the other switches are similar in cleaning.
NOW I'M GONNA RIDE...IT"S 81 degrees outside



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