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PostSubject: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:40 am

I want to rotate my clutch lever down a bit but it hits the micro-switch actuator sticky outy thingy on the switch block. Then I opened up the switch block to find a nub that fits in a hole on handle bar thus preventing its rotating. WTF Guzzi.
Can I remove the nub and have the switch lock remain in its new rotational position so I can move the clutch lever a bit. I don’t want to ovalise the hole on handle bar to weaken it.
Or is there a really clever work around that escapes my dumb-arse.
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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Sat Sep 24, 2022 5:57 am

best bet is to drill a new hole in the bars - I saw a jig for for this.....somewhere.
I rotated mine and was able to freehand drilling the hole
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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:39 am


What Chris said. If you remove the nub it will move around the bar and annoy the shit out of you. My right switch block is nub-less. It moves, and it shits me.




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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:38 pm

The REALLY annoying part is when you put on a set of bars from another MG model, and the holes/nubs are totally in different places.  

For instance, lets say you put on a set of Stelvio bars, and don't notice the fact that the holes/nubs don't align.  Nub (plastic POS) presses against starter button so that when you start the bike, the button stays in.  If you happen to be suited up, helmet on and ear plugs in, you may not hear the gnashing and grinding of the starter bendix being ground to bits.  Then when it finally dies, 200 miles from home, and the nearest replacement is 1500 miles away, you feel like MG set you up for failure.

Rant over......
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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:58 pm

cut the little nub off and put tape around the bars where you want your switchgear to go, it will never move.

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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:41 am

Interestingly (or not Wink ); I bought Chinese knock off Domino switchgear for small block restoration - they are almost identical to GRiSO ones & the 'nib' inside the units are small allen bolts which you can remove easily (and lose in the bowels of your garage/toolbox, only to reappear once you've sourced some replacement ones Mad ).

identical (functionality) proper Domino ones on ebay, came with a copper nib that needed dremel to file it down.
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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:51 am

rick pope wrote:
The REALLY annoying part is when you put on a set of bars from another MG model, and the holes/nubs are totally in different places.  

For instance, lets say you put on a set of Stelvio bars, and don't notice the fact that the holes/nubs don't align.  Nub (plastic POS) presses against starter button so that when you start the bike, the button stays in.  If you happen to be suited up, helmet on and ear plugs in, you may not hear the gnashing and grinding of the starter bendix being ground to bits.  Then when it finally dies, 200 miles from home, and the nearest replacement is 1500 miles away, ......

Ouch i really felt for you there
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PostSubject: Re: Rotating left switch lock on handlebar   Rotating left switch lock on handlebar Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:29 pm

Today I braved it and pulled the 1/8” brass knob out of switch block which allowed me to rotate. Problem now is remembering where I put it if it has to go back Mad
Thin layers of tape to build up so block grips.
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