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Offline PL2112

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Loose left handlebar switchgear
« on: September 24, 2017, 05:37:58 PM »
While I was out today my left swichgear came loose. Everything including the left handlebar grip rocks back and forth a few millimeters. It's a bit disconcerting when you are pressing on! I checked the two T8 screws underneath the switch block when I got home but everything is tight. Anyone else come across this and how did you sort it. Or is it yet another trip to the dealer!!!!

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Re: Loose left handlebar switchgear
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 06:06:26 PM »
Mine moves back and forward slightly too. Not sure if it's a new thing or it's always been like that. Living with it as it is.

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Re: Loose left handlebar switchgear
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 07:17:53 PM »
It is not a new thing - remove a little the grip rubber at the height of the turn signal switch and retighten the torx screw that comes out -M3,5x30 - but be careful not too much. It can break easily. Max torque = 1 nm according to service manual.

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Re: Loose left handlebar switchgear
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 11:33:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by vuk [+]
It is not a new thing - remove a little the grip rubber at the height of the turn signal switch and retighten the torx screw that comes out -M3,5x30 - but be careful not too much. It can break easily. Max torque = 1 nm according to service manual.

Good advice that.. :028:

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Re: Loose left handlebar switchgear
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 12:32:05 PM »
Hi PL2112

have a look at this I had the same issue put a bit of lock-tight on the thread it's not moved since

https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,1297.msg9455.html#msg9455
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Re: Loose left handlebar switchgear
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 12:51:07 PM »
Thanks vuk and Gazk, that's very helpful  :028:
Demonstrates the forum is very useful.

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Re: Loose left handlebar switchgear
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 05:20:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by PL2112 [+]
Thanks vuk and Gazk, that's very helpful  :028:
Demonstrates the forum is very useful.

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