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Old 12-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #1666
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Went for a 100mi ride up in the glorious foothills, canyons, and into the high desert area......no cars, clear roads, 50-67 degrees, bright sun, clear skies, and breezy.

No problems experienced with the exception of having to get back home.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #1667
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No problems experienced with the exception of having to get back home.
Yeah, some of us still have to eat and sleep once in a while.

I'm envious, the high here was 25. Looking forward to getting down to Anza Borrego in March with a brand new GSW!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #1668
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Anyone else have loose switch gear on their GSW handle bars. My left side grip and switch gear assembly has a bit of movement forward and back. Right side seems fine. On the left side I tightened the T10 torx screws that hold the switch cluster together, but this didn’t stop the movement. I’m leaning towards the “They all do that” feature, but thought I see what others experienced. Thx.

BTW, as an update on my previously leaky water pump weep hole (leaked for the first 2000 miles). It is still dry and doing fine for the last 1500 miles.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #1669
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Anyone else have loose switch gear on their GSW handle bars.
Mine have never been loose. The left switches are flakey (and getting replaced tomorrow ) but they are solid on the bar.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #1670
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Mine have never been loose. The left switches are flakey (and getting replaced tomorrow ) but they are solid on the bar.
Thanks for the info marchyman. Maybe something is up with mine. Probably swing by the dealer and have them take a look soon.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #1671
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Anyone else have loose switch gear on their GSW handle bars. My left side grip and switch gear assembly has a bit of movement forward and back. Right side seems fine. On the left side I tightened the T10 torx screws that hold the switch cluster together, but this didn’t stop the movement. I’m leaning towards the “They all do that” feature, but thought I see what others experienced. Thx.

BTW, as an update on my previously leaky water pump weep hole (leaked for the first 2000 miles). It is still dry and doing fine for the last 1500 miles.
I have noticed my switch gear on the left side also has slight movement. There is supposed to be an attachment screw under the inner grip facing towards the rider that might be loose. I haven't done anything with mine yet, everything else is working fine.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #1672
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I have noticed my switch gear on the left side also has slight movement. There is supposed to be an attachment screw under the inner grip facing towards the rider that might be loose. I haven't done anything with mine yet, everything else is working fine.
You're right. There is a T15 screw hiding under the grip rubber. Just pull back a bit, tighten and she's all set. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #1673
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You're right. There is a T15 screw hiding under the grip rubber. Just pull back a bit, tighten and she's all set. Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #1674
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Left hand switch gear. issues

Yeah mine was loose then the dealer tightened it when they replaced my switch gear for the latest generation switches as I was starting to have issues.

Everything was fine initially. Now the Cruise control switches off when I flick the cruise control lever towards me. Its supposed to decrease speed in increments but its cancelling the cruise control.

Also the whole switch block has come loose again after my last off road ride.
Dealer said bring it in & no doubt they will fix it buts its a pain. Should be able to re-tighten the switch block that's not really an issue.

Anyone found a solution without having to have the new switch block replaced? Some type of reset maybe??
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #1675
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Left switch gear High Beam Switch flaky

I have already had my left hand switch gear replaced to resolve the DRL button not working. Now I find that the High Beam switch goes on and off as I ride along. It is getting worse and is now more off than on, sheesh, 1M miles of testing, they must not have had these switches fitted.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #1676
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pauljm, when was your switch replaced? Supposedly there is a new part for the switch but some who got them replaced early got the old part. The cruise failure is what resulted in my warranty replacement last week.

It gets really fun when you pull the "reduce speed" lever toward you and it first decides its going to turn cruise off, then figures that since cruise is off you must want the resume function and turns cruise back on at your original speed.
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #1677
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I have already had my left hand switch gear replaced to resolve the DRL button not working. Now I find that the High Beam switch goes on and off as I ride along. It is getting worse and is now more off than on, sheesh, 1M miles of testing, they must not have had these switches fitted.
I am on set number 3. The first time the entire left cluster failed. The second time the cruise control button party failed. Now it should be a different model.
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:00 AM   #1678
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I hate to ask, and have no reason for doing so other than idle curiosity, but have there been any reports of failed final drives on the GSW yet?

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:42 AM   #1679
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I hate to ask, and have no reason for doing so other than idle curiosity, but have there been any reports of failed final drives on the GSW yet?

I have not heard of any. Hopefully the stronger, for the K1600, final drive used by the GSW will reduce/eliminate premature failures.

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:07 AM   #1680
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I have not heard of any. Hopefully the stronger, for the K1600, final drive used by the GSW will reduce/eliminate premature failures
jim , could you pls elaborate on that. Was there a "stronger" final drive starting with the K16 ?

the K16 suffered from a laundry list of issues , but final drive failures does not seem to be one of them.

and did this K16 final drive migrate to the GSW ?

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