R50/2 Ignition switch

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by tenderfoot, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. tenderfoot

    tenderfoot PRJ

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    My bike's switch is stuffed.
    Headlight and ignition stays on.
    The ignition switch unit inside the headlamp appears to have been roughly repaired some time in the past and is in a sorry state.

    Are these easy to fix, or where can I get hold of a replacement unit ?
    My usual sources of parts do not even list such an item.
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  2. no5s

    no5s Terror at 2 mph

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    Talk to Vech at Benchmark motor works.
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  3. DJones

    DJones Been here awhile

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    The switch itself is pretty simple, getting it out of the headlight shell can be tedious. You have to bend back 4 small tabs and the switch assembly will come out. The tabs are stiff and the switch plate is fragile, so be careful. Once out it is a simple circuit to diagnose. The key pushes a contact down, and a wiper goes side to side for the lights.

    Mine was labeled (terminal #'s) just like the manual. :D
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