Neutral Switch

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Neutral Switch

Postby ptjenkins65 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:55 pm

Hi all. I ran a thread a while ago about coming of my bike, an r45, and the bike failing to work afterwards. you all helped me. I bypassed the switch and went straight to the earth. Now, back from holiday I have time to fix it properly.
Looking at other threads, I know I have to take out the engine spacer, but there seems so much more.
Do I need to move the transmission?
Do I need to JB Weld the new switch, is there an alernative to JB Weld?
Why bevel the spacer and put it in the freezer?
Thanks in advance Pete
1998 r850r
1979 r45
1974 r60/6
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Re: Neutral Switch

Postby barryh » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:30 pm

You only need to remove the engine spacer but it can be a very tight fit which is the reason to freeze it before refitting.

There are tales of OEM BMW switches leaking and needing to be sealed with loctite or something similar. I recall reading that the brass pattern switch sold by Motobins is OK.

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