IMPORTANT - Early "Suzuki-Style" Switchgear

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IMPORTANT - Early "Suzuki-Style" Switchgear

Post by Miti » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:37 am

Hi Folks;

Apologies if this topic has been posted previously (I couldn't find it) but I thought this worth posting ASAP:

Many older Ducatis (and other makes) will have this on the LH handlebar:

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This one is on my Hesketh V1000 and I was sooo please with myself after re-furbishing it (and it's RH partner).

Not for long though...

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When reassembling the switchgear, I thought it prudent to add a drop of Loctite thread-locker to the small csk screw holding the button to the switch lever..

I wrong could I be..?? :roll:

The Loctite reacted with the plastic buttons, causing the plastic to fracture all over... The Dip Switch button fell off the bike as my hand brushed against it - I collected the parts shown from the pathway... The ON/OFF switch was removed VERY carefully after that...

Being a total squirrel with NOS parts, I had the ON/OFF button "in stock" ;) but not the Dip Switch...

I know that these switches were fitted to almost every Suzuki model made in the 70's and, having previously sourced the ON/OFF Switch button from a discount Suzuki part dealer, I gave them a go for the Dip Switch button too...

Success..!!

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So the new buttons are in place and NO Loctite anywhere to be seen this time...

Hope this helps

(BTW the switchgear has been satin powder coated and the legends re-painted with Humbrol enamel paint, for anyone considering the same task).

Miti
Jeff Mitchell
Scotland
'82 Hesketh V1000 (Pre-production Engine)
'80 XS1100 'Midnight Special'
'81 XS1100 'Sport' (Trike Project)
'85 XS1100 'Sport (RedSport Project)

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