View Full Version : Rotating the Left Hand Switch Assy

10-05-2008, 09:54 PM
Hi everyone,

My stock handlebars are in the neutral position in the bracket on the triple clamp and I like them in that position.

However, the Left hand switch assembly on the handlebar is rotated too far down making it a PITA to reach the blinkers.

Upon disassembling the switch I find a hole drilled in the handlebar and a brass stud in the switch assembly preventing the switch assembly from being rotated on the handlebar.

Is this stud serving any purpose other than to locate the switch assembly? I wondered because as it is brass it might be grounding something. Not sure why they went to all this trouble. It's not like there are big forces in operating the switch so as to require it to be pinned to the handlebar. The stud won't pull or twist out (with moderate force) with vice grips and I would like to remove it if it is not needed. What do you folks know about this?


10-05-2008, 10:00 PM
I dremmelled mine out, or you can just drill another hole further around.


10-05-2008, 10:31 PM
Pull it out. It's nothing but a lawyer pin.

10-05-2008, 10:32 PM
lawyer pin
Great name! I love it.

Kodiak AK
10-05-2008, 10:42 PM
Pull it out. It's nothing but a lawyer pin.


10-06-2008, 01:57 AM
Just pull it out with a pair of vice grips, no twisting, just pull! There's one on the ignition switch block as well FYI.