Run stop start switch replacement

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Mickb7, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Mickb7

    Mickb7 New Member

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    Gday all hope someone can help. My run switch has broken and I am trying to to replace it but can not undo the housing is it a particular tool to undo the screws it looks like an allen key but none seem to fit properly. Hope someone can help cheers
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Metric or English???? One OR the other...:dknow

    It has to be a snug fit OR they will strip the allen heads.

    That is what I see...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I see you ride an 95 sportster.

    That was my First harley I owned... I bought it used (one year old) as an 883 and built it to 1200 using wiseco 10.5 to 1 pistons. Using the 883 head BOOST more compression and low end torque was BIG...

    As an 883, I had a few big bikes laugh at me saying things like Girly Bike...

    An 883 is not a ,,,, well you know... THEN

    After my Secret Build They Quit the laughing as I saw them Frown while I watched them from out of MY rear view Mirrors...:lero

    Man, would that bike Move,,,, 0 to 80 as fast as I could shift the gears...:D

    The 883 was a great flat track bike and I do believe that is where it's roots came from.

    ALSO; Seeing you are NEW here Mickb7 welcome...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It should be an allen key that fits but you will need sae/imperial sized allen keys

    Brian
     
  5. Fastlinnie

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    Welcome, They are Torque bit type of screws, I think the one you need is a15. Hope this was of help,
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    This is all over the place. :D The handlebar switch housings are held on by TORX head screws. Size #25 and #27, one for the housing, one for the brake clamp. Torx bits are available at all tool outlets, and do not come in metric or sae, all the same. Spend a few extra dollars on a quality set.
    Welcome to the forum
     
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  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My 3 bikes all have the handlebar switch housings held on by 5/32 allen headed bolts 92 softail 93 sportster and 94 dyna softail and dyna are hdi models and the sportster is a dom model perhaps 95 was the first year they used torx bolts but i thought it may have been 96 when the redesign of switch housings came in

    Brian
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    WELL,,,,,We will all learn here...:55:

    Think of all the different information given this time AND when the OP reports back what he used, We'll KNOW for next time.:s

    I had a 95 sport like said BUT I can't positively REMEMBER but do agree with fin...:newsmile073:

    Time will tell as I don't have that bike any longer. Nor the books (memories)

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    :bigsmiley25::bigsmiley25: First post I read this morning, and neglected to notice year. My apologies, my '92 Dyna has sae hex allen heads also. I know better than to doubt Fin. :newsmile099:
     
  10. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    I would also agree with Fin but found this on OEM parts list
    SCREW, No. 10-32 X 1/2 socket rd.hd. (black) | 95 -All Models also
    SCREW, #10-24 X 1/2 hex socket button hd. | 96 to * -All Models
    Interesting, both were on the '95 XL 883 page. Maybe the originals had been changed thru the years or rounded out.
    tourbox