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After flicking the high beam switch it pinged off, so I'm left with a gaping hole, I can fiddle with my finger to turn on but not with the glove, so I took it along to my local Honda dealers, thinking there must be some quick fix 馃榿, err NO after the technician examined it, he said well you can't claim under warranty because it's not faulty 馃, I scratched my head at this point, and said so when I bring it in for an MOT eventually will it pass? , NO Oh how strange but you just Mmm, so I said how much is a switch?, DRUM ROLL......... 拢600 for a new complete
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switchgear that's it folks that's what I'm looking at unless so very clever person can show me a plastic switch for less?
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I don't know how handy you are at making things but if this happened to me, I first would look for a used switch on Ebay. If that did not work I would probably buy a micro-3/way toggle switch and remove the guts of the old switch and wire in the toggle switch. You could make a simple aluminum plate to mount the toggle switch into and use some 3m extreme double sided tape to mount the plate to the hand switch assembly and cover the hole from the old switch. I think you could make this look clean enough to be acceptable. I also would get a waterproof toggle switch cover to put on the switch.

Just a thought.
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How was that deemed not faulty??? If you have a warranty, I would be all over them or Honda corporate.

That sucks I hope you can find a fix soon.
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I just looked up this part in the US. It is available here for $286 USD or 233 Sterling. I think they quoted you for the entire assembly not just the switch assembly.
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Can you order a 3D printed part?
Do you have the broken bit?
To disassemble, remove that half on the switch, and then glue to lever.
Perhaps they can scan it and made a duplicate for you.
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Once again the AT 'Knights of the Road' stand ready. No doubt there will be more help from other directions on this site but in the 6 months that I have been a contributor I am always humbled by the altruism and generosity which is displayed on a daily basis to those desperate for answers about their particular bike problem. Everybody is so generous with their time and research. A small thing in life but an important one and the selfish should learn from it. Good people on this site. As I approach the end of my riding days I salute you. Proper bikers who look after each other. I would urge the 'Ask a question and leave' to at least acknowledge the faceless people who offer their expertise at no cost, and save you hundreds of dollars or time in research, to at least have the decency to acknowledge them.
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I just looked up this part in the US. It is available here for $286 USD or 233 Sterling. I think they quoted you for the entire assembly not just the switch assembly.
Where did you find the part please? Any link
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Here it is. I assumed you have a 2022 DCT - If not you can go to your year bike. I know that sometimes switchgear has slight differences depending on what country you are located so these may have differences, I don't know for sure. I would check your part numbers.

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Once again the AT 'Knights of the Road' stand ready. No doubt there will be more help from other directions on this site but in the 6 months that I have been a contributor I am always humbled by the altruism and generosity which is displayed on a daily basis to those desperate for answers about their particular bike problem. Everybody is so generous with their time and research. A small thing in life but an important one and the selfish should learn from it. Good people on this site. As I approach the end of my riding days I salute you. Proper bikers who look after each other. I would urge the 'Ask a question and leave' to at least acknowledge the faceless people who offer their expertise at no cost, and save you hundreds of dollars or time in research, to at least have the decency to acknowledge them.
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In addition to the above you should leave all of your property to the site, sign over the deeds to your house, pledge fealty to the administrators or have your bike confiscated...
8$ For this:
A Dremel tool..
They also make a plastic weld epoxy..
Done right other parts of the switch will snap off before that piece breaks again..
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Does that square hole that the rocker sits on or to be more accurate is part of. Just go all the way through.
If so I鈥檇 use the 鈥減utty鈥 to block the bottom of it off, glue the two pieces back together, drill a hole on the surface of the rocker over that square ( now plugged hole ) and then fill it up with epoxy. So not only is the rocker glued back together but now it is one solid piece.
Better still just take it apart glue those pieces back together and fill that square hole full of epoxy or putty from the bottom.
Lol I guess you see my point; I鈥檇 make that switch solid and get rid of those hollow spaces..
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After flicking the high beam switch it pinged off, so I'm left with a gaping hole, I can fiddle with my finger to turn on but not with the glove, so I took it along to my local Honda dealers, thinking there must be some quick fix 馃榿, err NO after the technician examined it, he said well you can't claim under warranty because it's not faulty 馃, I scratched my head at this point, and said so when I bring it in for an MOT eventually will it pass? , NO Oh how strange but you just Mmm, so I said how much is a switch?, DRUM ROLL......... 拢600 for a new complete View attachment 72270
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switchgear that's it folks that's what I'm looking at unless so very clever person can show me a plastic switch for less?
I think Hood showed some switch clusters he found on Ebay on another thread?? 馃槵 馃憤Somebody had a question about what year a bike was...? Sorry I can't be more specific but good luck with your quest.
I think Hood showed some switch clusters he found on Ebay on another thread?? 馃槵 馃憤Somebody had a question about what year a bike was...? Sorry I can't be more specific but good luck with your quest.
Yes, a few on ebay, the going rate seems to be around 拢250 for them, for example THIS.


You can get a new one for 拢458 from HERE but there will be a shipping cost but shouldn't be that bad.
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After flicking the high beam switch it pinged off, so I'm left with a gaping hole, I can fiddle with my finger to turn on but not with the glove, so I took it along to my local Honda dealers, thinking there must be some quick fix 馃榿, err NO after the technician examined it, he said well you can't claim under warranty because it's not faulty 馃, I scratched my head at this point, and said so when I bring it in for an MOT eventually will it pass? , NO Oh how strange but you just Mmm, so I said how much is a switch?, DRUM ROLL......... 拢600 for a new complete View attachment 72270
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switchgear that's it folks that's what I'm looking at unless so very clever person can show me a plastic switch for less?
the button seems to be hollow it is surely made off ABS plastics, so cut a small square rod that fits within the hollowness and glue it with super glue 馃憤
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Even with shipping and import if applicable, Webike Japan is probably the best deal: HONDA OEM Motorcycle parts : SWITCH ASSY.锛 TURN SIGNAL (E-SUS&HS) 35200-MKS-JQ1 [35200MKSJQ1]

That's the part number shown in this thread, always best to verify yourself.
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I'd suggest getting some JB Weld and trying to fix it. You'll probably have to take it apart to do it right but it'll never break again at that spot. I'd probably pack the inside of the hollow switch too. Good Luck
Try a different dealer, you don't know what Honda will do until it's submitted to Honda!
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