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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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year changes for start kill switch on dressers

Have a 1988 dresser that has the original square style start / kill switch. Harley doesn't sell them and J/P are crap. 1yr and kill switch shorted out and left me on the side of a cold dark road. Any ideas on who makes a good one other than J/P ?

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The real problem with the switches, is they were never meant to be used!!! Use the ignition to turn off the bike, and only use the kill/run switch in an emergency.
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The real problem with the switches, is they were never meant to be used!!! Use the ignition to turn off the bike, and only use the kill/run switch in an emergency.
I have used the kill switch on my `89 Softail to shut the engine down for 27 years, still works fine, same switch as on the OP`s bike.

OP: I have looked to replace my switches just because they are getting pretty old at this point, but it looks like the only parts available are the aftermarket (probably Chinese).

You could upgrade to the `96 and later configuration, but this would also require `96 and later switch housings, master cylinder, clutch lever perch...
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