Turning Signal on 86 Interstate


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jimmyjam22266
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Turning Signal on 86 Interstate

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Parked my bike at my sister's on Christmas day next to her driveway. My brother backed into the bike enough to tip it over, thank God for roll bars, I got it back up nothing was seriously hurt except for my turn signals. I noticed that the plastic around the switch was spread open a hair and my switch was pushed in. I was able to pull it out but the left and right on the switch is really stiff. Won't ride til it's fixed, if I take the 2 screws out is there anything that will pop out when I open it? It also looks as if a plate isnt sitting right when I shine a flashlight light inside the switch.
Any help will be appreciated, thanks


joecoolsuncle
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Re: Turning Signal on 86 Interstate

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i would go ahead and get another switch and housing. but to answer your question, if its like all hte other handlebar switches, yes, little teenie parts will haunt you untill you are bald, drunk, and change your name.
good luck, and have fun.!
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Re: Turning Signal on 86 Interstate

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Disassemble the switch components with the switch assembly and your hands inside a gallon freezer bag. Saves from chasing little springs and tiny parts out from under workbenches and tool cabinets. :)

Rebuild a switch isn't really that hard, just need to be sure not to lose little parts while you do it.
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jimmyjam22266
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Re: Turning Signal on 86 Interstate

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Thanks for the insight on the little parts. I took the 2 screws and loosened them and the switch worked as it's supposed to, but when I tightened the screws the switch wouldn't move back and forth . So a shopping I go and see which way will be better, rebuild the switch or get another. Y'all are a big help.


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