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HELP! R1 Ignition switch removal.

Anyone ever removed the ignition switch on an '04-'06 R1? I am putting on a Vortex triple clamp and need to remove the ignition switch from the OEM triple clamp. The bolt heads holding it on are just smoothe "domes". How the &^%# do you get them off??? Thanks for any suggestions.

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I'm pretty sure you have to drill them out. The pop rivet new ones in.

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Figured it out. It's 2 allen head cap bolts that have the hole filled in after installation to prevent theft (I assume). Anyway, drilled the heads off and it came off. What a royal PIA!

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Good to know. Its supposed to be a PITA.

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Personally...I would have suggested a slide hammer and toggle switch when the owner was away.
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Actually they are breakaway bolts. The bolt head breaks off when it hits the proper torque making it difficult to remove.

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Actually they are breakaway bolts. The bolt head breaks off when it hits the proper torque making it difficult to remove.

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I had never heard of that, but you can sure see that's what it is (or was in my case). Learn something every day....even at my age

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Post pics of the new triple.



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and you could have welded a bolt or nut to the end then and spun it out that way too!




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