Kawasaki Z500 B2 1980 refurb after 78260 miles

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Ignition switch clean and repaint

#16 Post by linuxrob » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 pm

Just a quick one so to speak.

Gave the ignition switch a clean and repaint.
Before:
Ig Switch before.JPG
Out with smaller JIS screwdrivers, clean and strip
Ig Switch all before.JPG
The contact assembly was fun to do and glad i remembered my dad's advice, "if you strip anything unknown and may have springs and small bits in always take it apart in a box"

sure enough BOING when the assembly was removed the small springs made a good bid to escape but were caught in the box Phew!!
Cleaned switch body masked and a light and then medium coat of satin black, next day 2 wet coats of satin lacquer.

switch assembly carefully assembled and greased, connections cleaned greased and tested in all modes, even the stearing lock works smoother now.

Rebuilt
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Possibly clocks (gauges for our cousins over the pond) next.

Rob B
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