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Old 02-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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damned neutral switch again!!!

Yep, yearly leaking neutral switch on the G/S. Replaced it when I had the tranny out then it leaked less than a year later. Replaced it early last year (Max replaced it), now it's leaking again. Looks like I'll be plugging the thing.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:41 AM   #2
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Mine was working fine till the rebuild, now no love. And yeah... after the rebuild, with sealant from the builder, leaks.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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I'm plugging mine. Which reminds me, I need to return the one Datchew loaned me.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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I'm plugging mine. Which reminds me, I need to return the one Datchew loaned me.
Yes you do. I was wondering where that went. And bring me a slinger if you have any laying around. Not the repops mind you. Those are apparently junk.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #5
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I had an idea, (yeah, yeah, why didn't it die of loneliness)
Heard it before.
Anyway, if someone here has the computer skills, howzabout we draft a cyber letter of complaint, get a SHITLOAD of pissed off inmates to sign it and I could get it to the right person at BMW.
If for no other reason than to get them to either change their vendor or put pressure on their vendor to fix the fucking switches.
Maybe some language about how the neutral switch is part of the Federally mandate SAFETY Starter cut-out blah blah...
Either way, we could hopefully collect enough signatures to get them (or her)to take notice.
Power in numbers.
I am personally sick of buying switches and will be plugging the very young switch on my bike that pukes oil.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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I had an idea, (yeah, yeah, why didn't it die of loneliness)
Heard it before.
Anyway, if someone here has the computer skills, howzabout we draft a cyber letter of complaint, get a SHITLOAD of pissed off inmates to sign it and I could get it to the right person at BMW.
If for no other reason than to get them to either change their vendor or put pressure on their vendor to fix the fucking switches.
Maybe some language about how the neutral switch is part of the Federally mandate SAFETY Starter cut-out blah blah...
Either way, we could hopefully collect enough signatures to get them (or her)to take notice.
Power in numbers.
I am personally sick of buying switches and will be plugging the very young switch on my bike that pukes oil.
I'll sign. I thought I was doing something wrong like over torquing them or something. It's the last oil leak (I think) and I can't seem to fix it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:10 PM   #7
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Nobody says ya gotta use something fancy, but I just like cool plug like this.
Just installed it.
Piece of cake, ( already had the exhaust off anyway.)
I'll find out where this came from and come up with a part number.
the crush ring for it is the same as the oil cooler lines at the engine
#07119963130
OKAY here it is.
This allen plug is the fork fill plug for R100GS
#31422312031 it's rather pricey at $ 8.5
BUT!
the swing arm fill'n drain plug is a hex head and is the thread size, but it's stupidly short and you risk stripping the threads out of the trans case.
# 01119919225 $0.87
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:35 AM   #8
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This allen plug is the fork fill plug for R100GS #31422312031 it's rather pricey at $8.15
In cases like this I've visited the BMW car dealer. They must have one for a normal price - like say, two bucks.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:54 AM   #9
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In cases like this I've visited the BMW car dealer. They must have one for a normal price - like say, two bucks.
If the parts is sold under the same part number, (and it usually is) the price is the same for car or motorcycle.
They share the same price book and pricing when the number is the same.
If the price is jacked up, it's the dealer doin the jackin.
In this case that's msrp
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If the parts is sold under the same part number, (and it usually is) the price is the same for car or motorcycle.
They share the same price book and pricing when the number is the same.
If the price is jacked up, it's the dealer doin the jackin.
In this case that's msrp
I was thinking of the plug, Robert, not the neutral switch.

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OK.....this is what I found;

Option 2: Apparently a 2 valve 1996 Ducati neutral switch will fit at half the cost.
Wonder if it lasts twice as long?
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:56 AM   #11
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The term for neutral switch in german is Leerlaufschalter. It came in quite handy
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:50 AM   #12
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I was thinking of the plug, Robert, not the neutral switch.
So was I.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:30 AM   #13
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Well it's that time...neutral switch again, it was leaking of course and not working so i thought, it was really the light socket connection.

Here's the replacement from Motobins (about $20 USD) Hucky's has them for $30.

The new one is in brass, the old BMW is Al.



So I just dropped the bike on it's side, flipped the centerstand down, then pried out the previously beveled spacer, all this took about 5 minutes, most of that was looking for the 19 mm socket and a center punch (3/8" extension works best)to drift out the long engine mount bolt.



Tap the spacer back in and line up with the 3/8" extension..



Well that's all there is to it.
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