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Old 03-10-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Easy way of replacing Oil Pressure Switch

After deciding not to remove airbox and too scared to remove carbs(tricky enough), we went route 1.
Go in via the triangular section of frame adjacent to Oil Pressure Switch.

You will need: a 12" section of garden hose
22mm combination spanner with slim handle and jaws
Thin long-nose pliers
A blob of grease
PATIENCE! (Zen and the art of...etc)

Easier to remove left tank. Drain coolant to disconnect radiator-end of hose that's in the way.
Disconnect cable going in to top of switch using pliers. Go in via the triangular section of frame adjacent to Oil Pressure Switch. Then unscrew the switch with the spanner and fingers, but NOT ALL THE WAY. This will take time and a lot of patience, bit by bit using each end of the spanner. When almost unscrewed attach hose onto the top of the switch- Choose a good angle through frame. Now unscrew the OPS and carefully remove using the hose.

Now attach the new OPS onto the hose. Use a dab of grease to hold the copper washer in place on the OAP. Using the other end of the hose as a handle, locate the OAP over the screw hole and screw in using fingers and spanner. Once tight, remove hose and then connect cable using the pliers onto top of OPS. Job done with no fckin about with the carbs!
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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LOL,,, Youv'e just performed a way harder task than removing the carbs and air box.. Trust the force luke!

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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LOL,,, Youv'e just performed a way harder task than removing the carbs and air box.. Trust the force luke!

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+1000

I hope you didn't forget to burb your cooling system to remove the air you introduced there.
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...ng_system.html

thx for sharing the method anyway.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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+1000

I hope you didn't forget to burb your cooling system to remove the air you introduced there.
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20...ng_system.html

thx for sharing the method anyway.

I don't see why the OP needs to be hassled for a shortcut he took. What's the big deal? I've changed my pressure switch twice without removing the carbs and air box and I highly doubt it could be done faster, taking all that stuff off.
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Well said that man!
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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Sorry, was just a light remark,, ,, it just struck me that he was worried about the carb removal,,, then did something more challenging... and succeeded .. Too much thought I guess.. But if ya riade and wrench on bikes and cant se the humor,, (Weve ALL made things harder on ourselves at one time or another).. Oh well..

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