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Old 11-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Replacing Faded Plastic buttons on controls

Has anyone replaced their Plastic buttons, such as Info, Heated Grips,Kill switch? I bought a bike and the paint is faded away.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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Don't know if you can get it where you live but EMU oil revives the color of faded plastic switched amazingly and doesn't leave a sticky residue. It's cheaper than new switches !
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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I am more concerned about restoring the painted symbols then the color of the buttons. Does anyone have any info at all?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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You can't buy switch cluster components separately.
If you want more pristine looking buttons you need to buy a new complete cluster.

Frankly, I don't see the point of fussing that much over how a GS looks...

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #5
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You can't buy switch cluster components separately.
If you want more pristine looking buttons you need to buy a new complete cluster.

Frankly, I don't see the point of fussing that much over how a GS looks...

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Thanks yeah I kinda of thought so. It normally would not bother me but this bike is basically new, with only 300 miles I kinda wanted a new looking bike to begin with.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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I'm thinking that all of you who don't care what your GS looks like have an epiphany when getting it ready to sell.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #7
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I'm thinking that all of you who don't care what your GS looks like have an epiphany when getting it ready to sell.
No I care especially like I said the bike is new,just left out in the sun I guess. I would like to replace them but not if it cost a lot I thought there might have been a way to change out just the buttons.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #8
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No I care especially like I said the bike is new,just left out in the sun I guess. I would like to replace them but not if it cost a lot I thought there might have been a way to change out just the buttons.
Best bet is to find used switchgear like at beemer boneyard

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/haswgrmi.htm


Might want to try ebay or ibmwr as well.
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