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Removing front brake switch. Or should I say "attempting" to remove!! 16 Nov 2020 11:11 #838559

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And yes, there is a permanent locking agent for D.O.T. rules. Plus? I am sure there is a forum member that has one to give away cheap ?
I use a small block Chevy oil pressure switch, snap-on socket. fits nice & tight.
Then You want to get custom, after all the years I had this, when adding a second stabilizer to the left side. I forgot about clearance Clarence!
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
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Removing front brake switch. Or should I say "attempting" to remove!! 17 Nov 2020 05:08 #838577

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Sorry for my late posting. Been in training all week. The bike is a77' KZ650. I think I'm going to remount the t-junction back on the bike and go at it there. THe banjo bolts came out pretty easy. Thanks for everyone's input and it is greatly appreciate. As always! [/i]

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Removing front brake switch. Or should I say "attempting" to remove!! 18 Nov 2020 20:12 #838621

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If someone has assembled it with a permanent threadlocker (eg. red loctite), there aren't many penetrating fluids that will help, except ones with a powerful solvent in them (an ATF + acetone mix being a good one).

But permanent threadlockers (and any threadlocer for that matter) will soften with heat. A propane torch on the thread for 20 seconds or so should make it easy to remove. The only problem here is that may well ruin the brake switch.
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Removing front brake switch. Or should I say "attempting" to remove!! 19 Nov 2020 04:48 #838627

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Irish. Yes, I was going to replace the switch regardless. I'll get that thing in a vise and hit the threads with some propane!

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Removing front brake switch. Or should I say "attempting" to remove!! 21 Nov 2020 10:40 #838717

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Just an update and to close the loop. A bit of heat to the threads of the switch and got it off. Thanks everyone for the assistance! Have a great weekend..
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Removing front brake switch. Or should I say "attempting" to remove!! 22 Nov 2020 07:55 #838739

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Thanks for the update Kozman. It's always nice to hear how something turns out. Heat can be your best friend or worst enemy.
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