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You should be able to take the ignition switch out of the motorcycle by reaching up underneath the fairing with a 10mm socket on an extension. The switch is held on by two bolts , remove them and lower the switch enough to unplug the harness. Now pull it out from under the fairing. If you put the key in the switch and turn it to the on position , you can push the three tabs on the under switch cover and drop the electric contact base off the bottom of the switch. The base and the cover should be available from Honda . The contact base may also be available aftermarket. In other words if you can not clean the contacts in the electric base at least you can replace the electronics cheaper than replacing the whole switch. This will also keep your number of keys you have to carry to one instead of two.

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