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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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