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Old 09-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #372
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Location: Clackamas, OR - USA
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Originally Posted by SDDinNH View Post
You know BMW - they never give a reason.

My guess is that they've made the switches so small to fit in the cluster that they've become fragile. Both the K's and now the RT's have had problems. My buddy's K went thru 4 switch clusters before he finally dumped it (for a different reason). He bought an RT and was disappointed it came with the same cluster. It's also on the 1600's. Those bikes have extra switches in that cluster for the windshield and ASC on the K, RT, and K1600 so they may be smaller, but they look the same to me.

Why not just let the auto-cancel take care of it. The signals stay on a few seconds longer but ........... I do that about 1/2 the time because by the time I've made the turn and cycled a couple gears, the auto-cancel has turned it off anyway.
Thanks for the reply about the switches. I had not thought about all the extra stuff in the switch assembly forcing them to make them smaller. I guess time will tell if the switches on the 800 and 700 will also have issues.

The auto-cancel feature is handy,

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