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Cheap light switch on ebay

22 Oct 2019 08:20
tlh0824
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Cheap light switch on ebay #1
Does anyone have experience with these cheap switches on eBay



I am having various issues with the horn randomly buzzing and lights working intermediately, I was wondering if this cheap solution is any good or would it be better then trying to fix the original horn.

Thank you
Tom

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22 Oct 2019 10:22 22 Oct 2019 10:24 by Lizeec.
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Cheap light switch on ebay #2
I recently bought one as my headlight switch was broken, I emailed DEET and was quoted a rough estimate of $150 to repair & restore my original or he had N.O.S. ones for $125.00 I ended up buying one off amazon for $25.00 definitely not O.E.M. quality but worked just fine for one of my riders. I did add some shrink tubing protection where the wires terminate same as the O.E.M.

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22 Oct 2019 10:56
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Cheap light switch on ebay #3
Always try and fix the original first.

Take it all apart and give it as good a clean as you can and look for any piece of rogue material that might be causing your horn and lights to randomly come on.

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22 Oct 2019 13:09
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Cheap light switch on ebay #4
One thing about original Yamaha is that the hi-lo headlight switch never disconnects... there is actually a moment when both filaments are getting power.

This is done because as discussed (to death) the original system is designed to keep the voltage within limits by balancing the bulb load against the fixed stator output. If the switch allows even a momentary break (no load) between high and low beams the spike in voltage could contribute to blowing a bulb... if bike has a good regulator in the headlight circuit this is not a concern.

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22 Oct 2019 16:28 22 Oct 2019 16:32 by 2fishkev. Reason: Add eBay link
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Cheap light switch on ebay #5
I don’t know if this is the place to share this info, but I successfully used a pw50 toggle switch -eBay $11- to fix my dt125a switch. Just had to swap copper contacts.
rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A...2Fitm%2F311569974515
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22 Oct 2019 16:36
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WOW for $19 it might be worth a try. When I first got my bike the horn didn't work and the turn signal switch wouldn't go to the right, I did take it apart and got them working but it's not 100%, I might try one of these cheap ones since I wouldn't be out much if it wasn't too good but on the other hand be golden if it did!

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