Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
8200rpm

Switch pod (high beam, turn signal, horn) loose. Any fixes?

Recommended Posts

So the little plastic nub on inside of the switch pod housing that fits into the clip-on recess hole broke off. So the entire housing free spins on the clip-on. It's especially annoying when I'm trying to open and close the choke (fast idle lever).

 

Is there a hack or fix for this?

 

I tried torquing down on the screws but that only clamps the two plastic parts together. It doesn't provide any additional clamping force onto the clip-on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, 8200 - just wondering, how did it happen?

 

Chris B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you just need a simple hack for the near term (and this is truly a hack), then get some of the anti-slip tape (Lowes, Skid Guard) and wrap just enough under the housing to clamp on.  It's been working for me on my track bike for many seasons.  It's not a proper fix and doesn't look great up close, but works :biggrin: ...

 

ACE

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any second-hand Honda switch pod from eBay that looks like yours should swap housings with yours.  Of course, it could also snap off...

 

Ciao,

 

JZH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could also do what some bodger PO did to my new purchase; drill through the switch casing and into the bar, and insert a self-tapping screw. This was done from below where it's not obvious, and doesn't affect functionality, but its not exactly elegant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just brain storming here. Can you replace the broken nub with anything and some plastic glue? Plasti-Fix works on ABS. Replace it with a metal pin with threads into the housing? 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, ChrisBezz said:

Hi, 8200 - just wondering, how did it happen?

 

Chris B.

It might have weakened over time from the resistance of the choke lever.

 

More likely, the nub wasn’t lined up to the recess when I installed it. So, it could have snapped off when I tightened the screws. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, MaxSwell said:

Replace it with a metal pin with threads into the housing? 

This might be the most elegant fix. I gotta find a small Allen set screw that’s about the same diameter as the hole in the clip on. Drill a little hole in the plastic housing and thread it through.

 

Thanks for the idea!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, 8200rpm said:

This might be the most elegant fix. I gotta find a small Allen set screw that’s about the same diameter as the hole in the clip on. Drill a little hole in the plastic housing and thread it through.

 

Thanks for the idea!

Perfect!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The rude solution is a few wraps of electrical tape on the bar.  It's soft enough to get mashed into the crevices and lock the pod to the bar pretty well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha! maxSwell beat me to it!

I thought of suggesting a piece of metal rod with a thread cut into it. Same end result.

i hope you get it sorted?
 

Chris B.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.