Clutch switch shenanigans...

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    I'm starting to have issues with the clutch switch. Is there an established cleaning procedure to perform?

    If I replace it, since it's a $106 part (you could replace just the $6 switch component itself on my Suzuki </gripe>), is the switch portion of it compatible with any of the later models with the flash to pass switch? or would I need to replace the whole **** assembly?

    I'm hoping a good cleaning will sort it out.
     
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    I had a problem with my clutch switch, I remove it from the perch, pulled the rubber cover back as far as I could, washed the switch in a mixture of vinegar & salt to remove all corrosion then washed the switch in bicarbonate of soda, gave it a good blow out with the air hose, the switch work great, then pushed in as much electrical grease as I could into the switch and refitted. No more problems.
     
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    WD 40 worked for me when it happened out on the road.
     
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    I cut the switch out and soldered the wires.
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll take some contact cleaner to it. I don't want to bypass it as I still plan to get a DeCosse ignition when the piggy bank gets full enough...
     
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    Jellen, how did you get after spraying the switch with contact cleaner.
     
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    Don't spray wd 40 in it, whatever you do, it's not for that
     
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    Well, ummm... see, the thing is... it's only been a little over a month - barely seven weeks since that post and I've yet to crack it open. Every time I go out to the garage, the road beckons and I keep wiggling the lever to start.

    Soon. I'll get on it soon.

    Hopefully before it breaks completely...
     
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    Replaced mine during last upgrade IMG_0724.JPG Would work for awhile after cleaning but would not last. No issues with starting the bike since replacing.
     
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