Broken Baja Designs Switch


14 replies to this topic
  • abby

Posted January 04, 2008 - 07:00 AM

#1

I have a Baja Designs kit on my XRR.

The plastic slider-cover part for the on/off switch on the handlebar control (not so) mysteriously disappeared on my last ride. It is this piece here:

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This more readily exposes the guts of the switch to crud/water. Rather than replace the whole switch unit for $60.00 +, I was trying to find if I could just get the missing cover piece (the stem holding it doesn't look busted), but not having luck. I can't get just that piece from Baja Designs.

I read somewhere this switch was made by K&S (and it looks freakishly similar), but K&S tell me Baja Designs uses "their own" switch.

Anybody know where/if you can get just this part?

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted January 04, 2008 - 08:07 AM

#2

No, but my BD switch exactly like that croaked the high beam side of itself about 20 days after I bought it...those switches may just be kinda crappy quality. I have heard a few other guys say they dont last...

  • Coolidge

Posted January 04, 2008 - 08:38 AM

#3

:banghead: My turnsignal switch (not relay) has already quit on my 6 mo old B.D. kit
No more blinkers

  • tgstoken

Posted January 04, 2008 - 08:49 AM

#4

Sounds like you guys need to buy some Honda OEM XR650L switch assemblies. They should fit and god knows they work forever. Mine is a '93 and my turn signal switch assembly is original. It just recently stopped working and I thought it was toast, however, a quick blast of electric motor spray and a little oil got it working perfectly again.

  • Old-Man

Posted January 04, 2008 - 08:54 AM

#5

I'm wondering if you guys have called BD about this issue. They seem to back the products real well.

  • abby

Posted January 04, 2008 - 09:04 AM

#6

I would suspect either of your switches (first two replies) are not truly broken, probably just need contacts cleaned up.

This is a pretty harsh environment if you ride seriously offroad. I am not questioning the quality of the switch, I just want to know if I can get this part. It is my fault it broke, I would have probably broken that same piece on anyone's switch the day I broke it. I was poking fun at myself when I said mysteriously (I edited the post to not mislead).

I did call BD and I was told I can't get just that part from them. But I don't expect them to give me a whole new switch for something that wasn't their fault.

  • LeadDoggy

Posted January 04, 2008 - 11:50 AM

#7

I have never had problems with my BD kit. Everything still works GREAT until I busted off the Turn Signal little plastic thingy, but signals still work......

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  • martinfan30

Posted January 04, 2008 - 12:19 PM

#8

Sounds like you guys need to buy some Honda OEM XR650L switch assemblies. They should fit and god knows they work forever. Mine is a '93 and my turn signal switch assembly is original. It just recently stopped working and I thought it was toast, however, a quick blast of electric motor spray and a little oil got it working perfectly again.


+1... a good high quality unit.

  • Old-Man

Posted January 04, 2008 - 01:32 PM

#9

I have never had problems with my BD kit. Everything still works GREAT until I busted off the Turn Signal little plastic thingy, but signals still work......


You know you can just order that part without replacing the whole turn signal right? I broke mine after crashing in Baja. I was going to take them off before going, but I didn't. :banghead:

  • Coolidge

Posted January 04, 2008 - 03:27 PM

#10

I would suspect either of your switches (first two replies) are not truly broken, probably just need contacts cleaned up.

This is a pretty harsh environment if you ride seriously offroad. I am not questioning the quality of the switch, I just want to know if I can get this part. It is my fault it broke, I would have probably broken that same piece on anyone's switch the day I broke it. I was poking fun at myself when I said mysteriously (I edited the post to not mislead).

I did call BD and I was told I can't get just that part from them. But I don't expect them to give me a whole new switch for something that wasn't their fault.


...agreed, When I 1st checked my switch out it was full of silt and Im sure hot/cold weather cycles, along w/moisture = No working switch. Ive been too lazy to take it apart and clean again. If that doesnt work, I'll call BD. They have been helpfull in the past

  • LeadDoggy

Posted January 04, 2008 - 06:01 PM

#11

You know you can just order that part without replacing the whole turn signal right? I broke mine after crashing in Baja. I was going to take them off before going, but I didn't. :banghead:


Saw the part on website a couple of months ago, but was not able to find it just a bit ago. Will have to give them a call.....

  • abby

Posted January 10, 2008 - 06:05 PM

#12

Talked to one of the guys at BD today, they are sending me a replacement switch cover and post for $12.00. Just had to talk to the right guy......

  • pwrpapa

Posted January 10, 2008 - 06:15 PM

#13

+1... a good high quality unit.


Same here, all oem parts if available. X2

  • Old-Man

Posted January 11, 2008 - 07:24 AM

#14

Talked to one of the guys at BD today, they are sending me a replacement switch cover and post for $12.00. Just had to talk to the right guy......



:ride: :D BD has some great customer ervice if you ask me..... :banghead: :busted:

  • abby

Posted January 11, 2008 - 08:36 AM

#15

:ride: :D BD has some great customer ervice if you ask me..... :banghead: :busted:


I will agree with that.





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