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Rubber boot cover for ignition switch-starting to melt

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The rubber boot cover for my ignition switch has started to deteriorate and has melted a bit.  I haven't been able to find a replacement piece for it yet... Anyone else have this issue or know where to get one?

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How is the new boot secured to the switch so it doesn’t come off?

whats the secret? Mine keeps pulling off when removing the key.

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I replaced mine about a year ago.  From what I remember, it just sort of snaps on around the base of the switch. 

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DO NOT USE WD 40 TO LUBRICATE....

this is what will eat away the  plastic boot.....

Only use a silicon based lubricant such as INOX....or Yamaha product that uses silicon.

 

dc

 

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In addition to WD 40,  sun tan lotion will also attack the plastic covers. Especially the spray on sun tan lotion seem to aggressively attack the plastic cover.

I found out the hard way, that there is 2 sizes of covers, they are close in size but not interchangeable.

The good news they are only a few $'s each.:)

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Besides what has been listed as a problem,so is insect repellent, ruined several reel handles that had to be replaced.  They got squeechy and soft.  Now I know what not to use.  

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