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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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What do you call this part?

I came out to my bike the other day and noticed that the thumb piece on the turn signal switch was missing. No idea what happened but want to replace it. I've done all kinds of google searching, but turned up nothing. I don't know if that part has a particular name that I'm unaware of, or if it's just not something that's commonly sold, or what. I'm including a pic in case my description is lacking.
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Don't know. However, when i looked for it using the OEM parts look up, the entire switch comes as 1 part and costs $117. If it were me, I'd try a junk yard or maybe EBAY or carve one from a piece of wood or something. Maybe cut a piece from an old tire and super glue it on?
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If there are any motorcycle salvage places around you I expect one from pretty much any bike would work.

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normally that would be called a knob

maybe a slider

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I call it a "thingy".

They're sometimes confused with "whatchamacallits".
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I call it a "thingy".

They're sometimes confused with "whatchamacallits".
That's exactly what I call it, unfortunately, google doesn't seem to know the difference between a thingy and a whatchamacallit, I even saw a few whosamawhastits in the results.
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Is it the parachute switch?

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it's the ejector switch
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Depends on what you are riding. I may be wrong but if that is on an SVTC...I think it is the "engage" button for the flux capacitor...but to be sure, ask Chiefgunner...he would know for certain...

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The missing black plastic piece is the gazonta. The now nekkid metal piece sticking out is the gazinta.
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