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Old 03-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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Loose Left Combination Switch

Hello first post here and its for a problem which is annoyingly unnecessary. I had my bike (2014 F700) tied down in the bak of my truck and when unloading it I noticed that the Left Combination switch (the thing with the turn signal switch mounted in it) has a little play and will slide about 1/4 inch to the left and right. I squeezed it together and heard a "click" but the play is still there. please tell me theres something easy I over looked and don't have to buy a whole new one...

for clarification I found the part here,
http://parts.bmwmotorcycles.com/a/BM...R/61_3017.html

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-10-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Just ran into this thread and have the same problem: LOOSE LEFT COMBINATION SWITCH with no real answer. Not dropped, etc. Took the switch apart & dismounted it = no love. I didn't see any pins, stakes, etc. WTF!!

Anyone with some ideas here?

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Old 04-10-2015, 05:44 PM   #3
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The answer is here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013332
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:45 PM   #4
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Tighten the screw under the grip flange.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:25 AM   #5
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Thank you for the replies flei and Reaver. I'll have a look see. It seems that it is not a matter of taking the switch apart but rather working on the grip. I'm still confused but willing. Hopefully later today.

LATER: Got it! There is a small torx head screw (T 15) at 6:00 o'clock on the bottom of the grip (not the switch) on the inboard end of the grip next to the switch. It is covered by the rubber "grip flange" as Reaver calls it. So pull the flange back for access to the screw and away you go. I had a very loose screw. Lucky I didn't lose the nut on the top.
Look at 2 & 3 of diagram # 32-1982:
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...6&rnd=03252011

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Old 04-11-2015, 08:33 AM   #6
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See, I just gave you just a small hint, made you look and now you'll never forget that. Next time you'll pass on that trick.

It's kinda like, light a fire and keep a man warm for a night. Light a man on fire and keep him warm for the rest of his life, or sumsuch saying.

flei helped too....
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:25 AM   #7
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You are a good source, Reaver. Thanks again.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:27 AM   #8
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Both combo switches were replaced on my f8gs, I think a recall.
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