Turn signal button fix

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by prince_ruben, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Anyone have a recommendation for fixing a broken button? Bike is a 2002 Honda XR650L.

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    The unit is fully functional but the button is broken. When I actuate the signal the sharp metal tab rips a layer on my glove. A friend has used a product called liquid plastic but I'm unsure if it'll work. I'm still on the search for a fix but thought I'd add a post for suggestions. Thanks.
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  2. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    If an older bike I would look for a used switch pod if in good condition swap it out, if not just swap out the broken bit.
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  3. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Maybe some of that plastic dip stuff?
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  4. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    I'd go down to the hardware store or parts store and pick up a tube of that Quick Steel. It is soft so you can form it and I would reform the end of the button the way I wanted it. You could even file some little groves in it like the original.
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  5. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I have a switch assy that has a bad hi/low rocker but the turn switch is still good. You want?
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  6. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    All over it Steve. Pm coming.

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  7. KeithinSC

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    I saw on another thread where someone had the same problem. He found a key from an old computer keyboard that fit perfectly.
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  8. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Interesting, definitely a back up plan. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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