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1Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:34 pm

TimK100

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Has anybody had the top of the green start button pop off? Does this cause corrosion inside the switch? How long before it stops working?

    

2Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:45 pm

moriarti

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First time iv heard of this happening.to prevent corrosion etc, Gaffer Tape as a short term fix. Unless you have the button and can refit it scratch


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3Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:30 pm

Michael Sydney

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The "rubber" piston seal from inside a 10cc plastic syringe will clip on in place of the missing button.

I can't remember where I first learnt this, possibly on this forum! Thanks to whoever first posted it.


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4Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:29 pm

RicK G

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If you go to the tech pages through the portal you will find a write up about it I think it was Alby who did it.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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5Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:59 pm

Packo

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It is all here :Replacement starter button (k100-forum.com)
 and also the replacement buttons from Hardtoptire work a treat, from memory you have to keep your own spring though so don't loose it


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6Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:04 pm

Dan Pete

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The K75 that has not been ridden since 2010, and has been moved to a few places with me as a “parts bike” had that button cap go missing somewhere along the way. But I hope it has a 1100 brake / switch on it when it ever makes it back on the road.

    

7Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:05 pm

Dan Pete

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Good to know a trick for that, if time of need does come up. I will remember that

    

8Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:18 pm

TimK100

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Thanks for response, I was looking for a replacement handlebar switch and I saw one with a yellow switch between the start button and the directional cancel switch. What is the yellow switch for, and will it work on my bike if it is currently not equipped with it?

    

9Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:47 pm

Point-Seven-five

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I think you're describing the European headlight switch. It allows you to run without the headlight. It's a plug-and-play swap on U.S. bikes. I have one on my K75RT.


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1988 K100RS SE

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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

10Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Switch Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:51 pm

daveyson

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It's the headlight/park switch. In the US I think it's wired permanently on, so you don't need it. It should be OK for you, but getting a roadworthy might be difficult at anal places where all switches would want to work.

Edit: I'll guess the switch is deleted to comply with US law.



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11Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:56 pm

TimK100

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Thanks again for all the knowledge fellas. For as much as I love these bikes, I hate patronizing the founders with their inflated prices.

    

12Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:52 pm

Laitch

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Right Handlebar switch Scree168


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13Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:43 am

poddy

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G'day in 1988 onwards it became an Australian complance/law(ADR) to have our headlights permantly wired in the on position. It was thought it would improve our safety, helping us to be seen. Hence different types of switches.

    

14Back to top Go down   Right Handlebar switch Empty Re: Right Handlebar switch Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:01 pm

TimK100

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Laitch, Are you showing me one you have to offer?

    

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