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post #1 of 10 Old 04-15-2010, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight wire at start switch broken

Need some help! The wire that shuts off the headlight has broken away from the start switch. Have tried to solder wire back to switch 3 times but to no avail. Stays on for a couple of days and then re breaks. Does anybody know if the wire can just be constantly grounded out? Don't really want to have to buy a start switch just for that. Any info would be appreciated!

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Definitely do not ground that wire! It is a power wire that feeds the dimmer switch.

What wattage soldering iron are you using? It may not be putting out enough heat to make a good connection. Practice soldering wire to a penny -- it takes preheating of the more massive part to make a good solder joint.

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I've had the same problem in the past (and the previous owner obviously did too!) I put a good bit of epoxy over the solder joint the last time so now it is glued to the plastic over top of the solder. It's held for 2 years now. Hope that helps!

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I've had the same problem in the past (and the previous owner obviously did too!) I put a good bit of epoxy over the solder joint the last time so now it is glued to the plastic over top of the solder. It's held for 2 years now. Hope that helps!
Wonderful idea.

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Thanks for the heads up on the switch wire Rob. The soldering iron is just a butane iron/using rosin core solder. Used acid flux the last time to remove any impurities. I think the combo of better soldering iron and the epoxy idea(thanks DoubleJ) I'll see what I can do.

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-16-2010, 05:34 PM
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You could always buy the right switches off this thread:

https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...go-pieces.html

I just got the left one!

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Can somone please post a pic showing which wire this is?

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I recently just opened my switch up. I don't know if this holds true in NZ bikes, but it's the blue/white wire and the one next to it (I forget the color). If the starter button was pointing towards you and you were looking down at the bottom half of the housing, it's the bottom two wires closest to you.

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I recently just opened my switch up. I don't know if this holds true in NZ bikes, but it's the blue/white wire and the one next to it (I forget the color). If the starter button was pointing towards you and you were looking down at the bottom half of the housing, it's the bottom two wires closest to you.
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