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post #11 of 17 Old 08-29-2019, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to update everyone on my progress toward installing my Auxilary Switch.

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The wireless charger was wired in parallel with the auxiliary plug via a quick connect. The Givi mount was modified with a piece of 1/4 by 1-inch aluminum flat bar to mount the wireless charger solidly. A 256 gig sim card was added to the Media Center (phone)/ GPS for road Jam. The next phase is to incorporate the Blue tooth Controller for all the different electrical farkles.
1. Fog lights
2. Running lights
3 Heated Grips
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-29-2019, 08:29 PM
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TBH if I was you I'd use steel instead of the aluminium. It is a bit heavier but steel will bend and if anything tear slowly whereas cheap aluminum alloy will simply crack and snap.

If you occupy the space over the dash why don't you just make a shelf, move the phone a bit to the right and to its left make a small box/support where you could mount ATV type switches up high - large and easy to use with a glove.
switches like so: https://www.amazon.com/Qiilu-Rocker-...dp/B076JCM479/

I don't know what kind of heated gear controller you use but if it can be fitted to a flat surface you can make it work with a box too. This would also allow you to organize and run together all the cabling.

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TBH if I was you I'd use steel instead of the aluminium. It is a bit heavier but steel will bend and if anything tear slowly whereas cheap aluminum alloy will simply crack and snap.

If you occupy the space over the dash why don't you just make a shelf, move the phone a bit to the right and to its left make a small box/support where you could mount ATV type switches up high - large and easy to use with a glove.
switches like so: https://www.amazon.com/Qiilu-Rocker-...dp/B076JCM479/

I don't know what kind of heated gear controller you use but if it can be fitted to a flat surface you can make it work with a box too. This would also allow you to organize and run together all the cabling.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely consider some stainless steel stock if the light Aluminum becomes problematic.
Do you have any suggestions on rocker switch locations that you posted? That is the switch I used on my 2005 DL 1000 Vstrom. It had plenty of room to mount switches.
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Do you have any suggestions on rocker switch locations that you posted? That is the switch I used on my 2005 DL 1000 Vstrom. It had plenty of room to mount switches.
Always fun to plan these things. I know that your current plan is to mount your switches in a single location. You might consider having your auxiliary lights switch on the handlebar so that you can flip them on / off with your left thumb. Modern aux lights are pretty bright for oncoming traffic. The switch I use is nestled in between the switch box and mirror stanchion. It has a activation light and is made of aluminum. (Amazon)

As for the dash realestate, there are two flat spots on the lower face of each side. There is not a lot of depth behind them but they are a good spot to mount a "project box". There are a ton of size choices, as you know. I use the black nylon ones for switches, etc. I mount them with the "back side" facing out for easy access, later. Don't know if you have already picked out your heated grips. I chose the Oxford not just because they are good but the control box is just right to velcro to that area on the left side of the dash.

Lastly, for my heated gear, I have mounted the switching into the plastic body panel that runs along the side of the bike below the seat. Again on the left side. I find it to be very natural to reach while I'm riding. And because I run that gear directly from the battery, it is a very short run of wire.

Not the same as your plan but hope it helps.
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TI will definitely consider some stainless steel stock if the light Aluminum becomes problematic. Do you have any suggestions on rocker switch locations that you posted?
Not every aluminium will give you problems but there are different alloys and some are more brittle than others. The ones you find at Home Depot are on the more crack prone side from my experience. I had some semi-soft saddlebags guards/supports on a cruiser way way back and have experienced that.

I'd consider @richlandrick /Adventuretech shelf https://www.adventuretech.biz/over-the-dash-shelf.html and ask him or add yourself a little bit of vertical lip on the left hand side to put these in. Could be over or underneath as there seems to be quite a bit space there.
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Alternatively you could match paint and attach using self taping screws an aluminum electrical box on top of the shelf and keep all your cables enclosed if you wish. At this point it's pretty much up to your imagination and amount of work you want to put into it.
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Yes, I have often thought that a row of switches and gauges/meters mounted beneath the over the dash shelf would be easy to read, easy to access, but most importantly look really cool.

It would be easy to do with some thin 90 degree alum angle.

Rounder1 wants an OTDS for his gen 1 DL650 and lives nearby. I might work one up for him. Heck, I might make one for myself. I just need to add more stuff that needs switches.

Actually this would be a really good solution for the 2017+ DL650s as well.

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