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I have a talent for turning 45 minute's worth of work into a two week project. Also for turning a sweet running machine into something that has to be parked for a while.



I'd bought Trackside heated grips a couple of years ago. I had a tough time getting the throttle side to stay in place and so I ended up stuffing the inside of the grip with a little light sand paper and ultimately some glue also. They came loose on my one time last year and so I did the same thing again. Apparently too well.



Today I tackled removing the Trackside heated grips so that I could mount the more effective Oxfords. The left one came off easily but the right was just stuck on there. I tried applying pressure in all sorts of ways but finally managed to crack the kill switch housing so that it easily rotates around the handlebar. Damn it to hell!



Further inspection reveals a hairline crack on that housing that is significant. So now I'm pretty much screwed for the short term. The throttle tube, although scarred a little, appears to be OK. The bike still starts so the guts of the switch aren't whacked.



Just the same, I assume I will need to replace the entire switch assembly, part # 35130-MA1-670, assuming I can even find one. I'll start looking for one in a few minutes. But I'm really steamed right now.








 

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As long as it works keep using it. It the crack on the top or bottom?



There is a way to take apart the switch to replace either side and it should be easier to find just the needed pieces instead of a working unit.
 

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As long as it works keep using it. It the crack on the top or bottom?



There is a way to take apart the switch to replace either side and it should be easier to find just the needed pieces instead of a working unit.






The crack is on the back and extends up one side. I'm not opposed to continuing to use it but how do I secure it so it doesn't spin around? Crazy glue?
 

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The crack is on the back and extends up one side. I'm not opposed to continuing to use it but how do I secure it so it doesn't spin around? Crazy glue?




Well if I remember right there is a peg on the bottom piece that holds into a hole in the handlebars. You might have to open it up and see if that broke off. If so you might want to find a screw that can be screwed into the handlebars then drill a hole where the peg broke off. Put it back together and put the screw through the hole you drilled into the hole into the handlebars.



Maybe that will work.



The cx's have metal housings so it's harder to break them.
 

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Don't worry bud, we all do that. I was overhauling the steering head bearings in the KZ440 and I looked at the fork lowers and noticed that they could use a clean up. While I was doing that I noticed that the dust shields were cracked and there was an oily mess under them. Oh well, new fork seals and dust covers, as well as paint for the fork lowers. This should have only taken a day, now with waiting for parts etc. well it will be two weeks this weekend. Oh well (heavy sigh) onward and upward.

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I'm headed to the junkyard today... I'll look for some pieces parts. I believe those switch housings may cross a few models as it looks like ones I see all over the yard. If you can pm or post a pic of what's busted, I can probably find one to scavenge for a few$ (like 5)
 

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I think most with vintage era bikes has busted something, while servicing/retrofitting, hell the pieces are 30+yrs old.



I too was looking at the heated grip option, but with a few bikes in the stable, battery powered gloves seemed more logical.
 

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You probably know already, but inside the bottom housing is a piece of metal that fits halfway around the bottom of the handlebars. The metal

piece has a little nub that fits into a hole on the stock handlebars of the GL500 and GL650 bikes. The combination of having the bottom housing

intact to hold the metal piece in place plus the little nub in the handlebars is what holds everything in place. Make sure the metal piece is

intact.
 
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