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1st post, hello all and something weird #613439
08/18/15 12:44 pm
08/18/15 12:44 pm
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Toronto, Canadia
TUC toranna Offline OP
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Allo everyone, longtime lurker here.

I'm curious if anyone has seen this before, tapered O/P switch leaking from the joint between the plastic and metal body? Don't have a pic of the leaking bastard, but this is the el-cheapo switch in question



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Re: 1st post, hello all and something weird [Re: TUC toranna] #613442
08/18/15 12:56 pm
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hi

ive not seen it on a bike, but i had it happen once on an older automobile. constant drip.


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Re: 1st post, hello all and something weird [Re: TUC toranna] #613446
08/18/15 1:17 pm
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That is not at all uncommon.

Your best solution is to find another brand of switch.

Re: 1st post, hello all and something weird [Re: TUC toranna] #613448
08/18/15 1:27 pm
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right, first and only time I've replaced the thing, for now I've smeared some JB around the joint...


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Re: 1st post, hello all and something weird [Re: TUC toranna] #613450
08/18/15 1:37 pm
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Hey TUC,
You may be missing the sealing washer that goes under the shoulder of the switch which allows oil to seep past the area in question.

I have had these in service for years on Vee Twin Guzzis with no issues.


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Rob


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Re: 1st post, hello all and something weird [Re: Robert Dentico] #613753
08/20/15 3:45 pm
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I had one go on my T140E and sprayed oil all over my foot lol.


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