Ignition Switch

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by skibo, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. skibo

    skibo New Member

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    where can I find a new 1988 ignition switch everyone says discontinued
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. skibo

    skibo New Member

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    Re: Harley Ignition Switch Replacement

    glider,
    tried all 3 suggestions,for 1988 ignition switch, mine mounts on the inner fairing and those will not work with the elic glide one piece tank. will a 1993-95 switch work? and how do I modify the long stud that comes out of the 95 switch to not hit the frame when the handlebars are turning

    skibo
     
  4. glider

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    Re: Harley Ignition Switch Replacement

    It's rather difficult to say without seeing the problem first hand in regards to the 93-95 switch.
     
  5. skibo

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    Re: Harley Ignition Switch Replacement

    on the 91-95 switch, there is a thru stud that comes out of the plastic housing at the bottom around 7/8". this interfers with the frame. can the 7/8" be cut off to make this work
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  6. glider

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    Re: Harley Ignition Switch Replacement

    If it extends past a locking device like a nut and it's just a threaded portion sticking out, I don't see why it can't be removed. Look it over carefully before cutting it off, you may end up trashing the switch.
     
  7. harleyrider06010

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    I have a 91 my question for you is how did you remove the switch I can't get mine out. Everyone keeps sending me stuff on the newer bikes which have a different removal proceedure. I know theyre trying to help but it sounds like you got yours apart. HELP!! and thanks Ray
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    The above thread/posts are almost 7 yrs. old. I spent a couple hours googling and other searching about your switch removal. Two possibilities I found:
    some year touring bike switch removal was like for new bikes, BUT the switch had to be in ACC. position, then little release button pushed, but I think we established you don't have a button. Another item I found said the knob unscrews from the switch assembly (lefty loosey), then lifts out to gain access to the switch assy.
    A 24 yr. old threaded part will probably take a lot to break loose. The problem might be if this is NOT the proper method, you will break your switch. I haven't given up yet, but very low on ideas. :newsmile011: