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    R1100RT Clutch Switch Removal - Tool?

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    How does one unscrew the clutch switch on a R1100RT (99)? It is surrounded by the handlebar switch clamp, and quite tight. Needle nose pliers won't break it loose.

    I'm getting ready to cut a groove in a 11mm socket... but maybe a tool exists for another job I'm not aware of???

    Any advice will be appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm View Post
    Couldn't find a previous message about this.

    How does one unscrew the clutch switch on a R1100RT (99)? It is surrounded by the handlebar switch clamp, and quite tight. Needle nose pliers won't break it loose.

    I'm getting ready to cut a groove in a 11mm socket... but maybe a tool exists for another job I'm not aware of???

    Any advice will be appreciated!
    There is a tiny little screw. Underneath the switch. It's black and so is the housing so tough to see.
    MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
    '81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT

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    You're thinking of the brake switch. The clutch switch you just break off the end and then use a deep (or better yet, cutaway) 11mm socket to remove the body. Thread the new one in lightly; no need to even tighten it because the cable will keep it from unscrewing.
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    Clutch switch replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonLargiader View Post
    You're thinking of the brake switch. The clutch switch you just break off the end and then use a deep (or better yet, cutaway) 11mm socket to remove the body. Thread the new one in lightly; no need to even tighten it because the cable will keep it from unscrewing.
    Thank you Anton.
    Once I removed the assembly it was an easy job, but I had to buy a thinner wall 11mm socket from Sears as the Mac socket wouldn't fit.

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    The 11 mm sears 6 pt 1/4 in drive deep well works well with a cut down one side to clear the wires. I needed to remove a good one from my parts bike so cutting the wires wasn't a good option.

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