Replacing Faded Plastic buttons on controls

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by down&dirty, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. down&dirty

    down&dirty Adventurer

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    Has anyone replaced their Plastic buttons, such as Info, Heated Grips,Kill switch? I bought a bike and the paint is faded away.
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  2. Dakar83

    Dakar83 Been here awhile

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    Don't know if you can get it where you live but EMU oil revives the color of faded plastic switched amazingly and doesn't leave a sticky residue. It's cheaper than new switches !
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  3. down&dirty

    down&dirty Adventurer

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    I am more concerned about restoring the painted symbols then the color of the buttons. Does anyone have any info at all?
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  4. FlyingFinn

    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    You can't buy switch cluster components separately.
    If you want more pristine looking buttons you need to buy a new complete cluster.

    Frankly, I don't see the point of fussing that much over how a GS looks...

    Mikko
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  5. down&dirty

    down&dirty Adventurer

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    Thanks yeah I kinda of thought so. It normally would not bother me but this bike is basically new, with only 300 miles I kinda wanted a new looking bike to begin with.
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  6. huntly2

    huntly2 Adventurer

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    I'm thinking that all of you who don't care what your GS looks like have an epiphany when getting it ready to sell.
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  7. down&dirty

    down&dirty Adventurer

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    No I care especially like I said the bike is new,just left out in the sun I guess. I would like to replace them but not if it cost a lot I thought there might have been a way to change out just the buttons.
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  8. eric2

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    Best bet is to find used switchgear like at beemer boneyard

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/haswgrmi.htm


    Might want to try ebay or ibmwr as well.
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