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September 26, 2014, 03:09:51 AM on

Offline Mossy (OP)

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Hi all
Haven't posted anything for ages because the Tiger never did anything wrong, until a couple of weeks ago that is.
The ignition switch started playing up by not lighting up any ignition lights unless you gave the key a wriggle, which was OK for while until it started cutting out while riding it.
So I priced a new switch from the local dealer. None in Australia, a 6-8 week delivery time, $300 and I would have to pay 50% up front. Half hr later I had one on the way from the States for $160 delivered, though it did take just over a week to arrive. Fitted it last Sunday without too much trouble only to find then that the battery was cactus. New battery Wednesday and all is well again  :icon_biggrin:
Cheers Mossy
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September 26, 2014, 09:39:31 AMReply #1 on

Offline mark_s

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We have the same price differentials in NZ - the dealers somehow think they can charge at least twice what we can buy direct from overseas.

I was just quoted NZ$912 for a new radiator for my 06...

September 26, 2014, 01:36:04 PMReply #2 on

Offline NortonCharlie

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Might be worth checking the old switch.  They have been known to have solder connections go bad.  Re-soldering the connections will fix it up.  If that is the case the old switch will still have value, maybe worth keeping as a backup.
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September 26, 2014, 03:49:57 PMReply #3 on

Offline Fe Man

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I had a similar problem with mine! I re-soldered the connection and then epoxy filled the back of the switch. Actually I used E6000 because of pliability. A word of warning, make sure you are "done" before you fill it up with anything because getting back in ain't going to be easy!

September 28, 2014, 09:35:33 PMReply #4 on

Offline Mossy (OP)

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I'll have a look at the old switch one day and see if it can be repaired.
Filling with epoxy is a good idea.
Cheers Mossy
2004 Lucifer Orange 955
1960 TR6 Trophy Scrambler
1953 Thunderbird Salt Lake Racer
1950 250 Excelsior Talisman Twin
1926 250 Levis