Ignition key cover loose on Road King

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by colnajoe, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. colnajoe

    colnajoe Member

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    One little thing that has started to drive me nuts is that the flip up key cover is loose and it bounces up and down in the wind. Harley says I need to replace the whole thing, it's not a servicable item. Are there any others with this problem, and if so, what did you do to fix it? Velcro here I come?
     
  2. Slapp

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    The little plate on top of the cover should pop off and bellow that are two little countersunk phillips head screws. I would recomend taking them out put a drop of BLUE Loctite on each one and re-install.
    Good Luck and be safe.
     
  3. colnajoe

    colnajoe Member

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    We must be talking about different things, I don't see a cover that would come off at all

    And I tried to post a pic, but I don't think I have enough posts to do that yet
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  4. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Let me post that picture for you. Hope this works
     

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  5. colnajoe

    colnajoe Member

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    And I tried to post a pic, but I don't think I have enough posts to do that yet


    Here's the pic. The two prongs in that hole are the "U" spring that is broken

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    Thanks Dan, it works now
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This has been an on going problem for years with the switch covers rattling, I guess may be the after market may have a better set up, I see alot of them on E bay
     
  7. falconbrother

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    Mine rattles and flops around on my Heritage. I'm replacing the whole switch tomorrow after I go pick it up. On mine there is a small wire spring that holds the cover shut. It has eaten into the switch housing and so it wont stay secure anymore. It seems pretty harmless. It's just irritating.

    I replaced one of these on a sportster that had a custom fatbob tank and dash. It was exactly the same switch as is on my Heritage. It looks to me like the newer switches are even easier to switch out.