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Old 11-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #584
brocktoon
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Originally Posted by rudolf35 View Post
As my /5 is nearing the point of being a daily driver I find myself wanting to replace the PO cobbled ignition switch. I was once told that there is a "modern" replacement board that can be use in place of the costly stock (63121351672) board. If memory serves, I was told that it comes with a modern key that can be covered with a nail key cover.
You're thinking of the Rocky Point Cycle ignition switch upgrade.

I just got one. It's easy to install. It consists of the a machined aluminum ring to hold the new keyed ignition switch, the switch itself, and some pre-wired terminal blocks to replace those on the original board.

The only pain point (for me) is the that my H4 reflector interferes with the switch. As he mentions on the product page, the stock /5 incandescent bulb reflector or an R65 H4 reflector will work. I'm looking at getting the latter, or replacing the ignition switch itself with a shorter one -- if possible.

As for using the original nail key cover, you'll have to take the one you have, dremel out the nail, and epoxy in the new key.
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