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I also was wondering why they just put a wire tie around the switch. Not going to stop vibration from moving it. Those switches do take a bit of friction to move, but the law of Murphy says if it can happen it will.

Stranded on the side of the road, bike will not start, each time you put it in gear it will die, might take even an experienced mechanic a bit of time to figure that one out, just like myself, sometimes it takes a bit for the light bulb to come on and I would not be suspecting that set up.

It has a pin connector up the harness just about 8 to 10 inches. Not sure if it is an normally open or normally closed circuit, but I would just unplug the pin connector and if all works, tape it up well. If it needs to be a normally closed circuit, stick a quick lock across the wires and tape that up. That way it will not ambush you in the future.

That is a perfect example of why I only at the point of extreme emergency go to a dealer. Even if I had an emergency tow in and needed a new tire, you can bet I will stop at the closest store and purchase a torque wrench and check the bolts and or lug nuts on the tires.

I agree that is a cheeeeeeezzzzzy set up.

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