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post #1 of 9 Old 06-10-2016, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I'm at 11,000 miles and recently sometimes when I try to signal a right, it doesn't work. I'll cancel and re-signal and it'll be fine for a while. Then it happens again and I wonder if I'm just not pushing all the way or if my switch is going bad. Anyone had signal issues or am I just being sloppy with my short thumb? Otherwise, the bike has been perfect.
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-10-2016, 08:54 AM
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I've never had problems with the switch, but if you think about how many cycles that switch has made over 11K miles, it may just be worn out or have dirty or pitted contacts. I would attempt to take it apart and clean the contacts and lube it, if no luck with that then get a new one.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-10-2016, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, spiders like to crawl inside switch housings and that junk might have gotten caught between contacts.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-12-2016, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback guys. It must be dirt or bugs or something, but I've still never heard of anyone having this problem. Even really old bikes with tons of mileage. The more I think about it, the more I think it is me. I'll ride some more and pay closer attention;maybe find some spray. Would like to avoid getting into electronics if possible. Thanks
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Be careful about spraying a commercial contact cleaner spray into the switch assembly. I did that once on a vacuum cleaner switch with a plastic handle; the spray made the plastic brittle everywhere it touched it and the plastic just crumbled. Deoxit is good, and is a pump (at least what I have) so it likely would not harm the plastic. It leaves an oily film so you don't want to get too crazy with it either. Obviously best thing would be to take the switch apart to clean it.

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+1 on being careful about spraying contact cleaner. Did that on a Transalpine, and had just like G-Dub said, it made the plastic brittle.
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+1 on being careful about spraying contact cleaner. Did that on a Transalpine, and had just like G-Dub said, it made the plastic brittle.

Damned predictive text: Transalp.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-13-2016, 02:08 PM
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I inquired about the same thing a year ago on here. Had some feedback about it sticking a little while trying to turn it off after a turn. Always the right and not the left. For some reason it is just harder or sticks a little on the right side of the switch. I have just become used to it, and even though it seems a little harder to push right sometimes, I live with it.

just give it a little gas, it will be ok !!!
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If you open the housing and clean it. Make sure to use some di-electric grease on your contacts.
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