Addon Chrome Switch Covers

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by BayouHawg, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. BayouHawg

    BayouHawg Member

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    I installed chrome switch covers on my wife's 08 heritage. When I got the right one installed the brake lever is very stiff. Any thoughts on why this happened. It is a completely different component and all I did was remove it to install the switch cover. Thanks for your help
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Did you remember to put a coin or shim between the lever housing and the lever end per the service manual...there is a little momentary switch that can be mis-indexed if not and possibly break the plastic end...

    Of course the pivot and mounting bolts should not be overtightened and it is very easy to catch the wiring or other bits inside, so don't feel bad...just check all functions including tail lights, etc.
     
  3. BayouHawg

    BayouHawg Member

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    I did install a piece of cardboard and have checked the wiring, Thanks for the thoughts.
     
  4. Shifter

    Shifter Active Member

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    I just checked mine out and it makes no contact with the brake lever at all at the top near the pivot end, above the lever, or below it as it sits or as I apply the brake. Does yours make any contact with the lever?