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Replace Kill Switch 1150 GS

Have opened hand control and removed retainer screw behind starter button, but still can't remove cover to get at the back of the starter button so as to install a new kill switch lever. seems like i'm missing a fastener or something somewhere. Help please

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    Joe Puchek Jul 20, 2013

    found the problem myself. the other screw is under the silver part # sticker. careful when taking these two pieces apart. there is a spring-loaded piece next to the starter button that will fly across your shop and cause great grief while trying to locate both the spring and tiny teflon piece that the spring fits into. remove circlip on back of starter button and cut the remaining part of the kill switch off with a dremel tool. do not try to pry this off before cutting it....the stem is plastic and will snap off and then you're stuck with a perfectly good motorcycle that won't start. good luck!



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Not sure what you mean by ignition lights but the run circuit goes through the kill switch, you can try jumping those wires to it. Also your problem as occurred with some friends, was faulty ignition switch which I believe is your problem.

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