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Post  dudeofrude on Wed Mar 30 2016, 10:25

Just wondering if anyone else has this problem? My indicator/horn/choke control is really loose on my bar. I've tried tightening it but just doesn't seem to want to grip the bar?
It's a minor annoyance but everytime I used the choke lever it changes the position of the indicators.
Can't think of a way to keep it in place?
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Post  0ldcat on Wed Mar 30 2016, 14:20

Have you tried packing out the space between the bar and the control(s) with say a strip of rubber (an old cut up cycle inner-tube would be ideal), and then re tighten the control onto the packed out bar.
Just an idea . . . I'm leavin' Loose controls Exit-d10 green smile

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Post  dudeofrude on Wed Mar 30 2016, 16:01

I have actually tried a few things in there to try and shim it up but nothing seems to be working. I'd not thought of an inner tube though to be fair so might give that a go haha
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Post  FatCat on Wed Mar 30 2016, 19:05

Inner tube is a good idea. If it doesn't need something quite that thick, then perhaps some insulating tape around the bar where the switch block goes.

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Post  Catnapper on Fri Apr 01 2016, 16:17

Or emery cloth, grit side down
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Post  S4MRE on Wed Apr 06 2016, 22:53

Best way to stop the problem all together is to drill and tap a hole in the bottom of the control and put in a grub screw,
But once you have drilled the control the best thing to do is to line it up were to will want it to finally sit and run the drill through again and put a small dent in were you would like to centre the grub screw on the handle bar so it doesn't slip
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Post  dudeofrude on Wed Apr 06 2016, 22:56

Great idea, thanks S4mbre
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Post  Wooster on Wed Apr 06 2016, 23:07

@Catnapper wrote:Or emery cloth, grit side down

My first thought also...Wet&Dry. Very Happy
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