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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2012, 8:34 am Thread Starter
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Considering shooting up my K75S

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Newbie question for you old timers:

My left switch cluster is in dire need of contact cleansing. I understand that the switch is spring loaded and if you open it up, parts go flying everywhere and it's a real hassle to put back together.

I am considering opening up the switch housing just a fraction of a millimeter and using a hypodermic syringe to flush the insides with contact cleaner, then working the switches a while.

Is this a good idea?

I figured I'd try to blow out the dirty contact cleaner with compressed air, then maybe repeat the process.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2012, 5:19 pm Thread Starter
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Instead of opening up the housing at all, I used a small gauge needle and was able to shoot in the contact cleaner between the switches and the housing.

Worked like a charm.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 2012, 8:02 pm
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Honestly?

I'd just buy a new switchgear set - the problem iwith the low beam high beam switch is often arcing damage on the contacts, resulting in that notchy feeling when you change them.

I'm making a few assumptions here - so feel free to ignore me if you are talking about the turnsignal switch.

I replaced both left and right sides on my 85 K100 and was very happy with the results - also used the Eastern Beaver relay set to up the power to the front headlight and to eliminate the arcing problem.

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