Spotlights and handlebar switches

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by boxerbmws, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. boxerbmws

    boxerbmws Bernard Smith

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    Hi folks - I'm mounting some new driving/fog lights and have been hunting for some decent handlebar switches. Anybody any pictures or sources for some form of readily available or home made? With thanks.
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  2. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    Touratech makes a panel + switch into the cockpit...

    Maybe you could somewhat use a fog lights switch from 12GSA:

    [​IMG]
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  3. DesertStrom

    DesertStrom Adventurer

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  4. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    That's what I used. Very tidy install with no fabricating required and it looks factory beacause, well, it is. Not cheap though.

    Available as a kit here, or you could just go to the dealer and order the pieces individually.
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  5. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    +1

    I'd not survive non-bmw, non-RAM, non-Touratech or non-Garmin thing on my handlebars.. so I can perfectly understand that.
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  6. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Two more options here:

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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    I know that this is not what you're asking for, but have you considered not using any switches at all? I slaved my flood to the ignition and the spot to the high beam switch, and it just works and relieves me of the annoyance of switches (and forgetting to use them).
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  8. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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  9. outrunner

    outrunner Adventurer

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  10. Lost-n-Lovin-It

    Lost-n-Lovin-It Lurker

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    I put some Denali D2's on, and love them:wings. They came with a switch that I put on top of my clutch lever mounting assembly (not sure what it's actually called):hmmmmm. It works great, sits out of the way, is protected by my hand guards and can be easily turned on/off without taking my hands off the grips. Twisted Throttle sells the wiring harness with the switch I used for around $50.

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  11. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    I'm using one of the basic ($19.95) Trailtech switches. It works fine, but isn't the most attractive thing on my handlebar.
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