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When I first got my bike, I noticed that the headlight switch was a bit goofy. The taillight didn't want to work unless the switch was fiddled with and the gauge lights didn't work either. It seemed awful loose so I decided to look into the problem this weekend. Upon opening up the switch, this is what I found:



What is supposed to be holding the sliding part to the internal part of the switch? Is there supposed to be a screw? As you can see by the condition of the other screw heads, someone has been in here before to likely try and fix this problem.
 

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Anybody? Anybody? I would appreciate it if you could just pop off the three screws on the bottom and snap a quick picture. '73 and '74 CB450s are supposed to have the same switch if you've got one of those instead.
 

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Yeah, a screw goes in the slot of that arm thingy.
It's almost like all the other little screws there, flat head sort of brass screw.
 

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Thanks. I was hoping it was a screw and not a snapped off plastic finger. Now to find a screw to fit.
 

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The switch gear is off my '73 450 right now so I'll see if I can get a picture when I get home later tonight.
 

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mopar_man said:
Thanks. I was hoping it was a screw and not a snapped off plastic finger. Now to find a screw to fit.
Nope, if it's the same as a '73 450 (pictured below) it's a plastic stud that protrudes from the switch. If you can find a screw, I don't know why you couldn't just put one in there to hold it.

Here is a picture of the headlight switch side and turn signal switch side.



 

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Excellent! Thank you. I took one of the many computer case screws I have laying around and that seems to work. If I can get the semi-stripped screws out, I would like to put a little dialectic grease in there. The switch is a little stiff or is it supposed to be this way to prevent accidental lighting changes? I tightened up the screw up snug when I first put it in and the switch wouldn't move at all so I backed it out some.
 

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Im looking for a way to wire my headlights simply via a toggle switch....correctly....I have it wired currently in a manner that its either OFF or SUPER ON....e.g. both the low and high beams at the same time....Im tring to get rid of the UGLY stock switch/throttle....anyone esle done this? Ill Post pictures hopefully by tommorow of what I already got.

Please dont ask, NO I do not want to restore it to stock....Im not that old school, I just want to rebuild my bike into something I like and is different...and so far I have parts from a Harley, an 69 SL, an 73 (?) CL, a something CB, a yamaha something or another, and a Kawasaki....She got named "Bitch" for a reason....cause of her attitude...she only wants it her way and only wants to run when she wants too.... :) Guess her mom has been treating her right, cause shes been acting good lately, or maybe she just knows I got a new engine with less than 3000 miles on it originally for her.....Wow a bike with a mond of her own......
 
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