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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch switch issues

I'm trying to make up my mind. I have an appointment scheduled this morning to have My clutch switch replaced. I'm thinking of just by passing it. Last time I was at the dealer to have a new switch put on, they said they'll have to drill it and tap because the screw holding the switch on had siezed. I looked at the screw and saw that they had stripped the screw. They said it would cost me about $65.00 plus ($ 40.00 for a new switch) to fix the siezed screw. I said try Lube the switch. It worked for awhile, but sometimes it doesn't.

Does anyone kno, if I by passed the switch...will it cause any problems with performance. I read a lot about it online. There's several different opinions. Also, what is the best way to by pass it? Any suggestions? I have to make a decision soon before I go in and have it drilled and tapped, to get a new switch put on this morning.

I don't want to fork out a hundred dollars. I have a lot of maintenence needed on my bike. Imy planning to do it all my self. I still need to learn how to do it. Need to get some tools and as much information that I can. I never worked on bikes before. The dealer is way to expensive for me. I believe I can do it my self if properly prepared.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 11:57 AM
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I try to do most of the work on my bike but when i have something out of my limited skills i take the bike to a small independent shop i found close by that does great work at a fair price. I have no confidence in my dealer after they worked on my bike after an accident.

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new clutch switch should be about $10-$20 and $65 to just drill out a screw on a clutch perch is a joke.....just slot the top with a dremil or file or hacksaw blade then remove it with a flat blade drive (bonus points if you have an impact driver)
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