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    Remove Ignition switch RT?

    How do you get the ignition switch out of the RT fairing? Does that little plastic piece just spin off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by les_garten View Post
    How do you get the ignition switch out of the RT fairing? Does that little plastic piece just spin off?
    There should be a black anodized aluminum ring with to small holes in it for a pin wrench. Unsrew it and it will come out from behind the dashboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmweuro View Post
    There should be a black anodized aluminum ring with to small holes in it for a pin wrench. Unsrew it and it will come out from behind the dashboard.
    That's how I thought that worked, but that rascal is too tight for 2 small phillips screwdrivers.

    Any other makeshift tool you can use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by les_garten View Post
    That's how I thought that worked, but that rascal is too tight for 2 small phillips screwdrivers.

    Any other makeshift tool you can use?
    I'm not sure. I bought the factory tool 20+ years ago.
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    A pair of snap ring pliers is what some of the old manuals suggest, and what I have used since 1977. The type that can be converted from internal to external, in an appropriate size seems to work best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostboy View Post
    A pair of snap ring pliers is what some of the old manuals suggest, and what I have used since 1977. The type that can be converted from internal to external, in an appropriate size seems to work best.

    I tried one of those earlier, not much luck.

    Maybe some Kroil and a second try tomorrow.

    Thanx!
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    I'd put some lube (perhaps a silicone-based one) on the outside of the ring, and give it some time to dribble into the threads that hold the ring in place. Then, needle-nose pliers, held perpendicular to the ring with the tips in the holes, and carefully rotated. Keep some downward force (pushing the tips in the holes) on the pliers as you rotate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    I'd put some lube (perhaps a silicone-based one) on the outside of the ring, and give it some time to dribble into the threads that hold the ring in place. Then, needle-nose pliers, held perpendicular to the ring with the tips in the holes, and carefully rotated. Keep some downward force (pushing the tips in the holes) on the pliers as you rotate them.

    Thanx as well. Got it soaking right now.
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    I can send you the tool but I need someway of knowing I will get it back.
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    I can send you the tool but I need someway of knowing I will get it back.
    aka: a deposit. Perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmweuro View Post
    I can send you the tool but I need someway of knowing I will get it back.
    Thanx Bro' got it off with some small electrical needle nose.
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