Rear Break Switch Recall Question

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Turk55, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    I have an 09 SG but have changed exhaulst to true dual, no cats, I heard that the recall is bacause the cat where to close to the switch with new exhaulst do I still need to go in?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    It is a safety recall and should be done. Why risk a blow out of switch while riding and the possible consequences that might follow?????
     
  3. DanDolfn

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    It is a safety recall and should be done

    Besides, it's free.

    What's the upside of not doing it?
     
  4. Turk55

    Turk55 Active Member

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    Your right, guess didn't think of it that way. Thanks
     
  5. artfuentes

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    Just did mine on my 2010 FLHTK, and I also changed out the cat's. Figured it was free, so why not. Couldn't hurt....It's like a 30 minute job.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If this is a DOT recall it needs to be done, The MOCO will pay the freight on this one:s
     
  7. Cyclops

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    I don't think the recall has anything to do with cats, as my 09 was part of the recall and was delivered without a cat.
     
  8. TripleJ

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    You are correct in that the recall does not specifically mention the cats but it does reference the heat from the exhaust as being a cause for possible failure. My thinking is the cats can only add to the problem.

    Giving her more fuel and getting rid of the cats should help cool things down hopefully helping with the longevity of the switch whether it be the old or new one. Either way replacing the switch would be recommended.
     
  9. Cyclops

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    I definitely agree the switch should be replaced. Had mine replaced today. Puzzles me that the heat is the 'sole' issue, considering the ample clearance between the switch & the pipe. JMO
     
  10. TripleJ

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    Maybe to hard to admit the original part was junk and to blame the heat sounds better - Just saying :p