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post #11 of 21 Old 07-28-2019, 12:00 AM
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Sorry This happened. $170 worth. Perhaps rather that a complete new assembly you can epoxy something over the top - but it would always be there to remind you.

In my experience scum like that will most likely be back so you need to take measures to protect your bike. A bike cover will help. Perhaps an interference alarm as well? The best though is to get it out of sight.
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-28-2019, 02:20 AM
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I bet it was a Harley owner pissed off he didn't buy a real bike!
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post #13 of 21 Old 07-28-2019, 10:36 AM
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As RLBranson said, I have seen used ones on Ebay for cheap.
There are a lot of theses bikes around (not where I live) and used parts will show up more and more.

I just checked EBay. I put in for used parts under $35.
There's both handle bar switches for $30 shipped.
They are from an earlier model so you'll have to pick the brains of some more knowledgeable people in here than me as to if it will fit.

That was on the first page...there are a lot of pages.....js
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post #14 of 21 Old 07-28-2019, 01:57 PM
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post #15 of 21 Old 07-29-2019, 04:27 PM
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Anarchist wannabes jealous of people who actually work and own stuff. Portland is full of them. +1 on the epoxy something to it as a repair. Annoying but it'll up your street cred, right? Good luck with it!
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-29-2019, 04:33 PM
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check salvage yards, you may be able to find that part on any number of switch assemblies
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-29-2019, 04:37 PM
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If you have comprehensive insurance it may cover the cost; pits for sure.
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post #18 of 21 Old 07-31-2019, 10:46 PM
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if you make an insurance claim, it will raise your rates. Insurance companies do not like to be nickle n dime-ed and they respond accordingly (if you file once for a $170 switch you will bug them again). Best bet is to watch ebay and/or salvage yards. Here are two:
Greentown Motorcycle Salvage, 2365 State Street, Uniontown, OH 44685
330 499-9768

Pinwall Cycle Parts, 635 3rd Street NW, Massillon, OH 44647
330 879-9910
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-02-2019, 12:02 AM
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I like Brockie's idea: FWIW my son's bike attracted attention over a couple of weeks while parked on the street in front of his apartment. I ended up having to replace the lock component after a screwdriver stuffed the existing. I made the most ugly POS cover out of a couple of shower curtains, duct tape, and an old bike cover. No problems after that went onto the bike..

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post #20 of 21 Old 08-06-2019, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know hwat years might be compatible with 2013 wiring for this? Are they swappable within reason? The 2012 looks close, at least has same switches etc
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