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PostSubject: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 1:00 pm

The switchgear housing / casings on my '01 are looking a bit tatty.  Nothing serious, just worming under the lacquer, bit of white furring etc.  Anyone had any experience of stripping them down & cleaning them?  Was thinking of spraying them black - any ideas anyone?

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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 5:27 pm

Spraying them black sounds good, are they lacquered aluminium or silver spray? mine are silver spray with black lettering.
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 8:43 pm

I've scratched the lacquer away where it's peeling & it's the same finish underneath, so I'm guessing it's lacquered aluminium.  I've managed to locate a used pair, so I can have a "play" & see what works best.
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 10:50 pm

Maybe one of those little wire brush attachments in a Dremel...
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeMon Nov 03, 2014 9:40 pm

Finally managed to get round to rebuilding the switchgear.  

This is how they started off - no way was I going to fit them onto a new set of bars.

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As they came back from the paint shop

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After a couple of hours fitting the innards back into them

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I'd debated having the writing back on them, but decided that I'd like to see them "stealth" / unmarked - I'm sure I can remember what they all do.  Thought the plain black would look good against the new black bars

Should have been straight forward - but when is anything !!  First of all, it was a git to get the headlight on/off rocker to seat correctly - kept popping it in & out, eventually it just slotted where it was supposed to.  Then the screw holding the starter button switch in place sheared off at the head.  Managed to drill it out (2 mm drill bit !! ) & fit a fine self-tapper instead.  Connected the starter, the lights came on, but the deafening sound of silence was emitted from the starter itself - bugger !! Just about to start stripping it down when I realised that I'd need to connect the other side with the clutch cut-out.  Bingo !!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be picking up the last bits from the engineers that I need to fit the drag bars - https://www.suzuki800.com/t4447-flat-drag-bars - this should have been a simple mod, but I've managed to make a right mountain out of it !!
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeMon Nov 03, 2014 9:51 pm

They look good Dave Switchgear strip down 102087026 , are the new bars a Satin Black?
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeMon Nov 03, 2014 9:55 pm

Yeh, they are.  Wasn't sure about mixing satin & glass finishes, but had a chat with Rich (the sprayer) & he thought the contrast would work.  If not, they only cost a tenner to spray & now I've stripped them a couple of times, I know how to do them
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeMon Nov 03, 2014 10:02 pm

I'll give a  Switchgear strip down 428386  to the Satin contrasting Gloss looking good  Switchgear strip down 2215087486
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeMon Nov 03, 2014 10:05 pm

Hopefully find out over the next few days !!
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeTue Nov 04, 2014 6:38 pm

Those switches are looking good. Well done you.
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeTue Nov 04, 2014 9:27 pm

They look very good Sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeTue Nov 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Dave your a bad man, that's another job I now have to do to my bike.  oyili
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeTue Nov 04, 2014 9:55 pm

Big recommendation - take LOADS of photos when you're stripping them down - cause a month later, your memory will be playing tricks on which screw went where !!
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PostSubject: Re: Switchgear strip down   Switchgear strip down Icon_minitimeTue Nov 04, 2014 9:56 pm

Will do Dave, good call. I will do my switch this weekend & post mine here. Switchgear strip down 3498837457
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