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    /6 clutch switch

    Hi all,

    The wires on the clutch switch on my R75/6 frayed and broke at the switch. What are my options here? I tired to save the connectors where they went into the switch but they broke apart. I can't seem to find anything similar to the spade connectors, first they're quite small and second they turn 90 degrees to the right. So even bending another type of connector probably wouldn't work. On top of all this, the replacement switch on Max BMW seems to be a bit different. My switch terminates in the headlight, whereas the replacement switch has some type of prong connector that looks like the neutral switch plug. Can someone please shed some light on this situation? It's such a low tech problem that doesn't seem to have an easy answer!

    Thanks so much
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    Did you actually ASK anybody at MAX in the parts or service department? Or did you just look at the parts diagram?

    I would be inclined to ask someone who might have an informed answer rather than reaching out to the electronic void.

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    No, I'll surely call tomorrow. What would make this all very easy is if I could find the proper connector
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    can anyone with a /6 shed some light on this? Where does your clutch switch wire go to?
    "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
    1976 R75

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    Clutch switch at left grip is #3 here:

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=61_0218

    Snowbum shows the wiring for the clutch switch on the /6 diagram on this page:

    https://bmwmotorcycletech.info/schematic1975,1976.htm

    Looks like it has terminal connections inside the headlight bucket.
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    that's so odd. Then why is it sold with the wrong type of plug on the end? In three years this is the first "mystery" I've had with this bike. Boy I wish I left that switch alone
    "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
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    You do realize that MAX has a store in South Windsor, CT? Pretty close to Hartford, CT. Go say hello and get some answers and meet some folks who can help you. Just a suggestion.

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    I think I understand what happened now. Somebody must have bypassed it. They skipped the connection to the starter and went right to the headlight. Does that seem to make sense?
    "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
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    re spade lugs - I've seen a few times at various auto parts stores that "kits" of assorted connectors often have teeny female spade lugs...
    Last edited by Pauls1150; 08-16-2019 at 03:07 PM.

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    Just cut off that prong connector and attach the revealed wires as I indicate here:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...n-6&highlight=

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