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on: January 21, 2021, 09:59:24 am
Gents,

Where can i get such metal switches?

Thanks in advance.

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Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 11:51:10 am
Unless I'm mistaken, that switchgear you've shown may be suitable for a '74 to '76 Kawasaki KZ900 as described in this helpful video: https://youtu.be/72hd3uG7ODo.

Please note that the right hand switchgear housing is probably designed for a push-pull type throttle and cable. So, I cannot say if it may be suitable for your application without some modification. It may also lack the push-to-cancel type functionality for the indicators. You'd just have to slide it back to center to turn 'em off. But that ain't a deal breaker, right?

A quick Google search led to this page of various Kawasaki switchery available on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/b/Motorcycle-Electrical-Ignition-Switches-for-Kawasaki-KZ900/177960/bn_19799346, with a number of options to get a pair of both left and right assemblies such as this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handlebar-Control-Switch-Assemblies-Left-Right-Kawasaki-KZ900-KZ900-Z1/183943383354, with more options shown besides. Whether those assemblies shown may be "metal", as you'd stipulated, I cannot say. Frankly, I wouldn't much care, but I expect you could contact the seller(s) for more info on the specific items.

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Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 03:02:18 pm
Thank you very much!

It's for the Interceptor 650, I saw them here https://youtu.be/etgkrpd2JzE

No push-to-cancel is not an issue.
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Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 08:20:12 pm
Thank you very much!

It's for the Interceptor 650, I saw them here https://youtu.be/etgkrpd2JzE

No push-to-cancel is not an issue.

Well then, I think I might have been on the right track, 'cause the video I linked to was done by one of the fellows who does some of those Bike Shed (London) custom builds. In fact, you can see one on a bike stand in the background. Why not try dropping a comment on his video asking about it?

Happy hunting!
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Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 01:21:38 am
You might want to try EMGO, they carry a lot of vintage stuff for UJMs and Brit bikes. I'm not sure if you can order direct from them, but any dealership should be able to.


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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 07:27:29 pm
I bet they would be expensive, personally l can't see any faults with the plastic variants.