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Old July 5th, 2015   #1
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Are they rebuildable ?
Wondering before I open it up, usually a control like this has tiny springs and balls for a detent, not fun for my fingers.
Mine won't cancel the right side, feels like it won't go deep enough, have spray lubed ( LPS1) three time, no help.
Actually $ 75 for a new one isn't too bad.
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They are not rebuildable BUT with caution they are cleanable.
The caution is in the size of the internals and opening the small plastic/nylon "switch" assembly inside the housing.
You break it you buy it applies here.

It is basically a small rocker switch with a copper rocker making the contacts.
Small parts, plastic case, frustration reigns supreme.

If your thinking not fun for your fingers the $75 relives the frustration factor and you get a new working switch.
Could be the way to go.

If the internals are damaged it is the only way to go.
Not canceling a otherwise working switch could indicate damage.

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Thanks Paul, I figured that, small moveable parts, that vaporize quickly.
I went at it after posting with contact cleaner ( plastic parts ok ) and more LPS 1, and found out it work "OK" if I cancel with a push STRAIGHT in with no angle, canceling the left is more forgiving, so I figure it's nearing it's end of life. Much difference in feel compared to three year younger Strom switch.
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It is a center, straight push switch.
It really does not like much of a angle at all.

If your ever inside the housing a bit a Dielectric Grease on the pieces you can get to will keep it freed up and ward off moisture problems.
Don't overdo the grease.

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Open the switch pod and look at it. The switches inside the pod are self contained and will not fly apart when you split the pod halves apart. It should make sense to you when you look closely at it and take it apart with a little common sense. That particular turn signal switch is retained by a couple small screws and a metal retainer piece IIRC. I've taken both pods of mine apart a couple times to clean and relubricate the slides and contacts with dielectric grease. If you just squirt contact cleaner in and blow it out under aerosol pressure this washes out the grease and the contacts will simply corrode again, perhaps to the point where the switch has to be replaced. These switches are so well made they will last nearly forever with a little service now and then. Be not afraid to look inside as you cannot get cleaner and grease where the switch needs it from the slot the knob sticks out of.
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Open the switch pod and look at it. The switches inside the pod are self contained and will not fly apart when you split the pod halves apart. It should make sense to you when you look closely at it and take it apart with a little common sense. That particular turn signal switch is retained by a couple small screws and a metal retainer piece IIRC. I've taken both pods of mine apart a couple times to clean and relubricate the slides and contacts with dielectric grease. If you just squirt contact cleaner in and blow it out under aerosol pressure this washes out the grease and the contacts will simply corrode again, perhaps to the point where the switch has to be replaced. These switches are so well made they will last nearly forever with a little service now and then. Be not afraid to look inside as you cannot get cleaner and grease where the switch needs it from the slot the knob sticks out of.
Right oh. It was really easy, and as you said well made.
It wasn't totally dry, but operates much smoother now with a little cleaning and a dab of grease. It still hangs up if I don't push straight in to cancel, works best if I push on the bottom corner of the knob. Took maybe 15/20 minutes, and with no cussing.
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I went out last night to my bike and checked the turn signal switch for how it cancels and on mine it's normal for the knob to always return to the middle position. Of course to activate the turn signal the knob is pushed to one side but it returns to the middle when released and the lights blink until the knob is pushed in to cancel. I don't think the knob should ever remain to one side. Hopefully a cleaning will take care of this for you.
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I went out last night to my bike and checked the turn signal switch for how it cancels and on mine it's normal for the knob to always return to the middle position. Of course to activate the turn signal the knob is pushed to one side but it returns to the middle when released and the lights blink until the knob is pushed in to cancel. I don't think the knob should ever remain to one side. Hopefully a cleaning will take care of this for you.
That's how mine works, it returns to center after pushing left or right, but when it returns to center, to cancel it must be pushed straight in or a little bit up. Any downward angle at all it dead ends about half way through the stroke.
Thanks, it works fine for me and everything inside looked ok, with a bit of wear .
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