Use Light Flasher Switch as Light Off Switch Anyone?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Suncruiser, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Suncruiser

    Suncruiser and Adventurer

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    Hi, I'd like to use the head light flasher switch on the left as a head light off switch when pulled in so I can start her without the HID ballast starting at the same time. thing is, that switch has the reversed function as in 'on' when pulled. I'd need it to be 'off' when pulled. Has anyone done this or can help otherwise? Thanks.
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  2. cpmodem

    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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    You could connect a normally closed (NC) relay to it. Then use that relay to activate/deactivate the headlight relay.
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  3. Suncruiser

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    Thanks, just the answer I was looking for. as you can tell I don't know too much about electrics. :clap
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  4. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    I used a time delay relay to control my HID. The delay is adjustable so I have plenty of time to get the engine started before the ballast fires. Two of my bikes don't have the ability to turn off the headlight so I installed a time-delay relay on both of them. Works great :clap

    http://www.wolstentech.com/products/timedelayrelay/timedelayrelay.php

    Dave
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  5. Suncruiser

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    Thanks Dave, I ordered one.
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