My ignition switch hole has been reamed out!

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  1. Waveraider

    Waveraider Member

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    Getting ready to take my frame to the Powder Coater and was looking at the ignition switch hole and noticed something looked odd. It mic'd out at about 1.18" and my other frame mic'd at about .985". It had an ignition switch with a plastic ring around it. Do other ignitions work with a K0 or any other ides how to fix this?

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  3. hornetgod

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    That could be costly and very difficult to repair. I have a feeling the ignition was changed by an inexperienced person and they modified the frame to install it.
     
  4. scooter

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    Here is an idea for you. I just layed it up on one of my frames and I think it will look just fine. Make a sandwich out of two washers to catch the frame. Have the outer washer PC'd the exact same color as the frame.

    I grabbed the washer that goes under the large center nut on the top of the triple tree. It is about the right size, thin and sits right into the existing recess for the switch. The OD is 1.415" and the ID .889 (it neds to be opened up just a hair bigger to pass the ignition. Could also include the little tang on both washers to capture the slot in the switch. Some adhesive bewteen the washers and frame and when you put it together and tighten it up and I'd think the extra washer would be barely noticeable.
     
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  5. DFull

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    is the ignition's lock nut not enough to grab metal?
     
  6. hornetgod

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    Great idea Scooter!
     
  7. Waveraider

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    That sounds like a good idea. I can wels a washer to the outside of the frame, and make it look pretty good. Thanks.
     
  8. OLD CT

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    Just remember the key switch is a ground point,if you paint/powder the washer leave the inside edge paint/powder free.
     
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  9. scooter

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    Good catch Old CT
     
  10. johnsgm

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    I almost posted the exact same thing but then I thought as long as the inside washer is left clean and the inside of the frame is clean then it should ground OK and no chance of seeing any bare metal from the outside on any edges etc. Maybe send a couple washers to the powdercoater and mask one on the backside . . . then you are covered either way.
     
  11. DFull

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    all points about using the washers are good!
     

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