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Honda CRF1000L/CRF1100L Africa Twin - Honda's latest Adventure Bike => CRF1000L/CRF1100L Africa Twin warranty issues & Honda recalls => Topic started by: MrKiwi on March 10, 2017, 00:50:09

Title: set switch
Post by: MrKiwi on March 10, 2017, 00:50:09
I'm hearing in other Africa Twin forums that Honda is providing replacement parts for faulty set switches. It's not a recall, and owners need to ask their dealer about it.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on March 10, 2017, 15:40:31
Mine has been changed once.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: MrKiwi on March 11, 2017, 00:08:42
I have not had any problems yet, but it is on my list to keep an eye on.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Bruvex on March 11, 2017, 15:53:52
Same here. No problems so far. Just keeping this information in my mind.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: james.mc on June 28, 2017, 10:01:28
I'm not seeing quite so much of this appearing lately on other forums. Anyone had problems with the set switch on 2017 models?   I'm wondering if Honda have modified the switches at source and the newer ones are being installed on 2017 units. 
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: zebulon on June 28, 2017, 12:25:44
2017 models have been changed , difficult to explain in English, but they have make more space between contacts , not to have electric arc. The problem (on some bikes,) is difficulty to start the bike .
Dealer says he change mine (preventively) on next 24 000 service .
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Title: Re: set switch
Post by: james.mc on July 03, 2017, 15:58:09
2017 models have been changed , difficult to explain in English, but they have make more space between contacts , not to have electric arc. The problem (on some bikes,) is difficulty to start the bike .
Dealer says he change mine (preventively) on next 24 000 service .
 VCIF_salut

Thanks!  Pretty sure Honda will sort out most of the initial issues.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on July 03, 2017, 20:08:49
I have now second stuck Set button...
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: james.mc on July 04, 2017, 10:11:11
Thanks for the update! (http://www.honda-adventure-riders.com/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)

Out of interest.  When was the current (Stuck) set button last installed?

regards
James Mc
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on July 04, 2017, 16:39:47
Thanks for the update! (http://www.honda-adventure-riders.com/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)

Out of interest.  When was the current (Stuck) set button last installed?

regards
James Mc
Current installation was done before the updated part, I think it got stuck in Winterberg rain :D
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: zebulon on August 07, 2017, 16:21:42
Switch changed during 24000 km service; haven't time to see it, but some difficulties to start the bike these last times ...

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Title: Re: set switch
Post by: MrKiwi on August 07, 2017, 23:48:16
A friend of mine had to change is set switch a month ago, mine is still OK so far, but then I have only done around 7.000km on the bike.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on August 08, 2017, 12:23:31
I have now two changed. Later one is supposed to be improved version.

It happens if you ride or park your bike in rain. But in Nordic countries I had no problem, one rainy day in France and it got jammed. Must be the toxic rain?
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: MrKiwi on August 08, 2017, 23:46:36
I have now two changed. Later one is supposed to be improved version.

It happens if you ride or park your bike in rain. But in Nordic countries I had no problem, one rainy day in France and it got jammed. Must be the toxic rain?


I've ridden in the rain quite a bit on my AT, our rain must be clean. Auckland rain (where my friend lives) must be like France's  ;D
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on August 09, 2017, 01:42:03
I have now two changed. Later one is supposed to be improved version.

It happens if you ride or park your bike in rain. But in Nordic countries I had no problem, one rainy day in France and it got jammed. Must be the toxic rain?


I've ridden in the rain quite a bit on my AT, our rain must be clean. Auckland rain (where my friend lives) must be like France's  ;D
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Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Bruvex on October 11, 2019, 16:58:44
Hi girls and gents,

Since driving during heavy raining last few days I now also have a stuck set button.
Will contact the dealer later on, or is someone of you having a quick DIY (do it yourself) solution?

Greetings,
Bruvex
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: zebulon on October 11, 2019, 18:36:55
As it seems to be a known problem at Honda, and if they do not change it previously; sure they do at your dealer; try WD40 can offently be a solution on contact's problem ...

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on October 11, 2019, 23:01:44
Hi girls and gents,

Since driving during heavy raining last few days I now also have a stuck set button.
Will contact the dealer later on, or is someone of you having a quick DIY (do it yourself) solution?

Greetings,
Bruvex
When it is dry it will start working again :)

Mine was changed twice, second one was the improved version and no more problems.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Bruvex on October 13, 2019, 15:06:19

When it is dry it will start working again :)

Mine was changed twice, second one was the improved version and no more problems.

Thanks Jyrays,

If it continues to happen I will try to get a new one from my dealer for free.
Seems to me that there are enough people who had problems with it.
Maybe Honda (or my dealer) will make a nice gesture.
Title: Re: set switch
Post by: Jyrays on October 15, 2019, 21:37:58

When it is dry it will start working again :)

Mine was changed twice, second one was the improved version and no more problems.

Thanks Jyrays,

If it continues to happen I will try to get a new one from my dealer for free.
Seems to me that there are enough people who had problems with it.
Maybe Honda (or my dealer) will make a nice gesture.
It was first year fix list, usually they changed without asking.