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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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kill switch replacement

while moving to my new house some how the kill switch button broke off. how do I replace it? I have access to a 85 phaser, it wouldn't happen to use the same kill switch would it ( the phaser is at a buddies house so i haven't looked at it since i picked up this sled so i am not able to do a side by side comparison). thanks
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your about ten years too late.

took yamaha a good 12 years to quit ramming the customers where the sun wasnt shining to make the throttle perch to where you could actually change internal parts.

after you remove the three screws on the bottom(not counting the large #3 phillips for setting to the bars, and its in the way), if you can split that perch and salvage the internals, let me know how. i have yet to successfully perform this task.

on the other hand, i have some parts that may fix your needs.
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well the switch itself works, u have to take pliers and pull the shaft up, and u can put the button in the hole and push in to shut it off, LOL

after I get settled in the new house I'll take it apart and look at it closer to see what I can do and if I need the whole piece replaced I'll let u know and see if we can work.something out, thanks again
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funny thing happened today while digging for parts. i came across a few broken throttle perches and wondered why the heck i would keep those, then it hit me. i have done this before, even on the older single cable models like yours.

few years back when the wife tipped my mtn viper over, she broke the kill switch. i remember when replacing it the new one came with a new sticker. the orange one that says push off/engine stop. under that sticker is a phillips screw that attaches that square push button to the switch mechanism.

so for fun, i tore a broken one apart and actually with a slight amount of prying, the assembly was easily removed. is the switch portion on yours broke or just the square button?

long story short, i was wrong on the older models, they do replace quite easily.
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well it is the button top , kinda.

it looks to me, that if there is a screw under the sticker and u were to remove the top of the button the screw would be attached to a plastic shaft that goes to the bottom of the kill switch, mine is broken at the stem.

so if u look at my broken switch u can see the shaft, well half the shaft anyway. I can pull the shaft in and out with needle nose pliers, making the kill switch on and off, so the switch is working, but the button broke off with about 1/4 inch of the plastic stem still attached.

I was thinking of seeing if i could tap the stem that is still in the switch and use a thin long screw to screw the button and half a stem to the bottom of the stem that is in there.
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