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  • Independant_84 Posts: 238
    Stock Poster Independant_84
    21 May 2020 02:13 PM
    I'd had trouble with the neutral switch being intermittent or not working at all and thought I'd find out why and fix it whilst I had the box out..
    What I found was several switches even though claiming they fit differed in length pic 2. As pictured in pic 3 with the supplied washer fitted one of them comes nowhere near contacting. I decided an easy fix was to throw one in the lathe and machine a little off bit marked in red on pic 1 at an angle to match the hole in pic 4 . It now works great more then enough contact. If you dont have a lathe you could stick it in the chuck of a large drill and use a file.
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  • beaglebasher Posts: 1171
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    21 May 2020 05:57 PM
    I deal with stuff like that at work. A couple of  millimetres here and there can make the difference between success or failure.
    Good pics and good advice.
  • Bangkokbob Posts: 2
    Western Australia
    Stock Poster Bangkokbob
    24 May 2020 04:09 PM
    Taiwan Ted strikes again.
    How hard is it to make things exactly the same as the sample you have been given?

    Or is it an asian thing.
    Regards B.B.
  • Ratbob Posts: 1263
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    24 May 2020 09:34 PM
    Yep, it’s an Asian thing.
    Their extended appendages are always smaller.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2879
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    25 May 2020 08:24 AM
    I had no problems with cow pie neutral switch but, a lot of trouble with other area's in that GB, switched to the older Ratchet lid, it was a bit better.
  • Independant_84 Posts: 238
    Stock Poster Independant_84
    27 May 2020 09:54 AM
    I have three of them the mid usa was made in taiwan The standard branded one looks the same. And the shorter one was a genuine harley one.
  • Hoodeng Posts: 222
    Stock Poster Hoodeng
    27 May 2020 10:28 AM
    It might be of interest to know the trans shift lid a lot know as a 'Rotary lid' or 'Cowpie lid' has a correct name. It is called a 'Maytag cover', the Maytag name comes from the company that made them, the Maytag washing machine company.
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