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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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sticky turn switch

I've had my bike for almost a month now, bought it used after test riding.
Now that the mornings are getting cold the switch that actuates the turn signals feel really gummy and won't immediately cut the blinkers on.
By the time they turn on I've completed my turn.
Is there anything I can spray in the switch that will loosen things up?
I'm tempted to spray WD-40 in the switch but figured I'd ask for suggestions first.
Suggestions?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:14 PM
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Switch cleaning 101

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the link OD. Guess the search function would have worked too.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 03:11 PM
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I have used WD-40 and contact cleaner and been fortunate that those both worked and were simple and then I took the switch off for thorough cleaning during storage.
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I picked up some contact cleaner today, planning on a full cleaning once the sun gets up.
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I picked up some contact cleaner today, planning on a full cleaning once the sun gets up.

Be careful you don't get that stuff on the paint.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Opened it up this afternoon and was amazed at the old grease grime and sand that was in the switch. The grease had turned to almost a soft plastic. The contact cleaner just made it harder because of the cold. Took some mineral spirits and a toothbrush to it to loosen everything up then blew it out with the contact cleaner. Relubed with some fresh lightweight grease, feels like a new switch. Hope it still works......now that I think about it I didn't even check the blinkers.
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