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post #1 of 6 Old 01-26-2017, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with my blinker switch

Lately I've noticed that my 919's blinker switch has been feeling sluggish and sticky. A while back I noticed it only when it was cold outside but now it's all the time. I opened up the switch housing and can see that the switch has some sort of lube on it from the factory but I'm guessing that it's just old now and needs replacing. I am pretty ignorant of all things electrical so I'm not really sure what to use to relube it. I have some dielectric grease I was thinking about using but I wanted check first. Is that the right stuff to use??

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-26-2017, 10:01 AM
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Just started having these issues too (it's been quite cold here)... starter switch is sticky and the turn signals are pretty rough/sticky.Have to flick it twice to get the turn light to actually blink correctly... Probably a good clean is in order, but let's see what other people say.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-28-2017, 07:53 AM
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A good clean should solve those issues. You can order new parts (may be on indefinite back order) but that is an expensive route. I did that because the black and red were quite faded on mine so wanted to improve function as well as aesthetics.

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-28-2017, 11:15 AM
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I have a replacement switch/ housing if you're in need.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-29-2017, 06:49 AM
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I had that issue as well. I tried cleaning with electrical parts cleaner and re-applying lube, but I never got the action or reliability that I wanted. So I bought a new switch. $60 well worth it so I don't have to worry about whether my turn signals are actually blinking or not.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-30-2017, 11:13 AM
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coming back to this. Rode the bike today; weather has been over +5C for the past couple of days and functionality came back to the blinker, no issues what so ever now.
There was a period when it went under 0C for 2 weeks and I'm guessing that the little lube started to freeze; hence the stickiness... Now it seems just fine again.

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