Turn Signal Switch

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  1. Myfirstmotorcycle

    Myfirstmotorcycle Well-Known Member

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    This might be a tough one....the right turn signal did work until I took the switch apart. Because the left side didn't work.
    The only thing I did was use some emery cloth on the points just to clean them up.
    The green & white and red & white wire's are not hot but the other three are. Where do I begin?

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  2. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Look at the points you've cleaned up and check that you've not left some crud there. Get your circuit tester out and check for continuity, Or by "hot" does that mean you done that already, You might have snapped a solder or the earth wire is loose.
     
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  3. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    First thing to do is fit a new flasher relay and make sure you have a fully charged battery.
     
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  4. Myfirstmotorcycle

    Myfirstmotorcycle Well-Known Member

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    #4 Myfirstmotorcycle, Dec 10, 2016
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    Ok...waiting on parts now.

    Is there away to get the turn signal switch to move easier...up and down?
    It's a bugger to get it to move sometimes.
     
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  5. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    I just make sure that the moving parts are nice n smooth and dab a little lube on them. Also worth going through all the earth connections to make sure they are clean.
     
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  6. Myfirstmotorcycle

    Myfirstmotorcycle Well-Known Member

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    Did a little of all your suggestions and turn signals work great and the switch is smooth.
    Thanks
     
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  7. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Great news, they are great bikes but req that little bit of extra looking after lol. My 69 T120

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  8. Myfirstmotorcycle

    Myfirstmotorcycle Well-Known Member

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    I must agree she's a beauty.
     
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  9. Vintage Triumph Supply

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    she is a looker!
     
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  10. Taff Salmon

    Taff Salmon Active Member

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    They're not called a T120 for nothing either.
     
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