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Old 08-23-2014, 10:18 PM
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Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

Riding to work this morning and my turn signal cancellation button started sticking in the depressed position. When this happens, the next time I depress either of the turn signal buttons,.....nothing happens, (because the cancel button is still depressed)

Anyone else experienced this? Is there a known fix?

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Old 08-23-2014, 11:12 PM
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

WD-40 would be my first guess.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:30 PM
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

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WD-40 would be my first guess.
Yeah, or some other similar cleaning agent.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:45 PM
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

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Riding to work this morning and my turn signal cancellation button started sticking in the depressed position. When this happens, the next time I depress either of the turn signal buttons,.....nothing happens, (because the cancel button is still depressed)

Anyone else experienced this? Is there a known fix?

2002 KRS

Brian in Austin

The fix is to find where the interference is and remove it with a small file. Some disassembly required. Lube did not work for me.
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

Peel back the throttle grip a wee bit and remove the small screw. Then release the cover fitting by gently pulling it down and at the same time release the snap locks holding the same fitting where the two throttle cables exit the switch block assembly. This cover is often the cause as it may have slipped out of alignment. With the cover fitting removed the cancel button should work faultlessly. If not, you need to investigate further although it is unlikely.
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

Thanks guys. Headed to the garage to check it out.

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:53 AM
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

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Peel back the throttle grip a wee bit and remove the small screw. Then release the cover fitting by gently pulling it down and at the same time release the snap locks holding the same fitting where the two throttle cables exit the switch block assembly. This cover is often the cause as it may have slipped out of alignment. With the cover fitting removed the cancel button should work faultlessly. If not, you need to investigate further although it is unlikely.

Just put new updated throttle cables (for GT) on the bike, along with Spiegler GT brake line and 03-05 GT bar mounts ,...so could be the new throttle cable cover positiion or fit.
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

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Just put new updated throttle cables (for GT) on the bike, along with Spiegler GT brake line and 03-05 GT bar mounts ,...so could be the new throttle cable cover positiion or fit.

Absolutely. It may be that the cover is not positioned quite right and has distorted a wee bit, so should be a very simple fix.
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Re: Turn signal cancel button is sticking. Common problem?

Contact cleaner spray of good quality (CRC comes to mind) is good for cleaning switches, WD-40 leaves a film when dry that turns sticky and does not help contacts. But seems this is a mechanical problem.
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