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Hello guys,

I've just done 1009 km with my Rally Red AT (manual transm). The "select" buttom on the left handlebar gets stuck from time to time. It stays in, doesn't return anymore. I already tried some silicone spray, without succes. Anyone else?
 

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Yes, mine did the same, and soon became solid, didn't move at all.
After visit to dealer and lots of spray, it's been ok ever since.
A couple of others two on different AT forum.
 

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Seems it is water ingress. But if you have DCT see S4MST3R's tale of woe that he recently posted on this forum.

Don't ride your adventure bike in the rain chaps - you didn't expect to be able to do that did you?!
 

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mine gets wet in the rain and hosed down every ride and a thorough wash every week.

the left hand switch gear on my manual version is not vitally important like on the DCT model.
 

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Checked mine today after reading about the issues that others have reported , i dont use the select button normally , glad i did it stays pressed in after i push it , needs pulling out to release it so yes i have the issue too .
 

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Excuse my ignorance, but what does silicone spray do to the switchgear? It's not really a water repellent nor will it stop water from running in.
You spray the internals to create a layer of protection from sticking?
I have a manual gearbox, so to me it was only the "set" buttom that got stuck. It is a doubtfull construction of the plastic stuff which gives too much friction when there is some water or dirt run in. The silicone spray lubricates the plastics. Much better than WD40 or Castrol DWF as, these products have a lot of solvents. They lubricate only a very short period, and afterwards the plastic parts become even more sticky. That's why a silicone-based lubricant is more apropriate to my opinion. Works fine !
 
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