ignition lock/switch detents


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winguyjo
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ignition lock/switch detents

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are the detents built into the lock section or the switch section ? i know they are sold as a unit, but i may be able to put a working unit together from the hoard.

thanks, joe.



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Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Location: b.c. Canada
Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 naked. resurrection complete. SOLD
current project : 1977 gl1000; black beauty. nearing completion.

Re: ignition lock/switch detents

Post by winguyjo »

well ... to answer my own question, it's both.
the lock assembly has grooves cast into the section that mates with the plastic switch, which itself has 2 spring-loaded balls which drop into each of those grooves as you turn the key, providing a "detent".

all of this is probably not much use to anyone, since these lock/switch assemblies are still available, but if you are like me and have a hoard of parts at your disposal and intend to use them whenever possible, it might be useful to know.

p.s. ... still trying to get a switch and lock to play well together :( .

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