Ignition switch Bridge


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Ignition switch Bridge

Post by agedbikeman » Fri May 15, 2020 5:46 pm



The plastic moulding between the dash board and the radio shelter. Ign switch bridge I believe it's called
Can ayone tell me what holds the front of this moulding to the speaker surround, I have the tab intact on the bridge but there is a peice of plastic broken on the bottom centre of the speaker surround.
Does anyone have a photo of what a good speaker surround looks like at the connection point with the bridge, I can't seem to decide what is broken so I can weld- a piece of plastic in the right place.
The two tabs at the back are ok where it connects to the radio shelter, but the front end keeps popping up as there is nothing to hold it.

Any input grateful
Alex



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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by Rambozo » Fri May 15, 2020 7:37 pm

There is just a hole in the center where that tab fits into.

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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat May 16, 2020 1:13 am

The front has THREE contact points that connect it to the dash panel/surround.

These are close-ups of the Unobtainium 2.0 panel which is a direct replacement of the OEM panel, ,







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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by agedbikeman » Sat May 16, 2020 3:44 am

Thank you Rambozo, now I can see what is missing, on the bridge, the front tongue is in tact but the 2 side peices are missing. in the instrument surround looks like the top of the hole is broken out


Pity I can't get a closer look at the hole in the panel surround, I have a bar of abs and the correct glue, here goes.

Alex

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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat May 16, 2020 9:13 am

I have a Garmin / Ram mount and a gear/volt indicator, found the rubber doughnuts let it rock too much, so I secure the rear via two strategically placed black zip ties. Works well.


Bike not running, lights on, key on, just took pic to show someone gear indicator in 1st. I'd have to cut the zip ties to pull it to photo a tab slot?

Might buy a used take off just to have, but doubt it would be needed ever.
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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by agedbikeman » Sat May 16, 2020 10:12 am

Thanks crystalpistol, I manged to do the job with the photos from another reply

Glued a piece if plastic across to top of the hole to make a slot
Glued a piece if plastic across to top of the hole to make a slot


Made a shape from a supplied photo
Made a shape from a supplied photo



Now fits perfectly like I imagine when it was new

Thanks for all your help
Alex

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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sat May 16, 2020 12:28 pm

I have installed two aluminum tabs under the ignition panel as shown below. The bold heads are hidden under the chrome trim.
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Re: Ignition switch Bridge

Post by agedbikeman » Sat May 16, 2020 1:16 pm

Also a good idea, never break again



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