Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Re: Burgman 650 Starter Switch FIX YOURSELF
After reading, printing and examining this procedure, I thought I'd give it a try because my 2007 650 is experiencing the exact problem that started immediately after visiting my local self-serve car wash. I checked fuses, although the chance of both High & Low beam fuses going out together are slim, checked both blubs, again chances of both high/low beam on both blubs going out are also slim at the same time. If I had got water inside something causing a short, the fuse would have gone out, but it didn't.
Here is what I did to make this job really easy. I took out the two main screws holding the starter button grip assembly together out. I pulled the switch partly apart and sprayed a healthy heaping of brake cleaner inside the switch, while holding a rag underneath to catch the mess. Then I immediately dried it out with my air hose. Put the switch/grip assembly back together and it worked perfectly. No messing with springs, buttons or wires. Brake cleaner will clean **** near anything and leaves NO residue. With an air hose, it dries almost immediately. It works better than electronic cleaner on electrical parts and once dried, its gone. Took me about 4 minutes and now its fixed.
HINT: Always keep a few cans of brake cleaner around for cleaning almost anything. Just don't spray it on anything hot, cause it will burn like there is no tomorrow. Does not matter what brand you buy, its all the same. Great stuff for cleaning almost anything. Won't damage like acetone will.
2007 Burgman 650