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post #1 of 10 Old 06-10-2010, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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High Beam Flasher and Headlight Kill Switch

I was able to get an aftermarket Euro switch for my KLR 659 for $50 bucks. The headlight kill switch had 3 postions - run/running lights/and all off but brakes. If I ever had a starting problem I could shut of the headlights preseving battery juice that can be precious in flat backcountry.

The high beam flash to pass was a LIFE SAVER. The trigger switch was used often and saved me numerous times. Many high end bikes have this feature...Why cant my DL1000 ever have it?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-10-2010, 10:27 AM
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The high beam flash to pass was a LIFE SAVER. The trigger switch was used often and saved me numerous times. Many high end bikes have this feature...Why cant my DL1000 ever have it?
All of the V-Stroms I've ridden DO have a flash-to-pass switch

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-10-2010, 11:28 AM
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Only the 2002 and 2003 models did not have the flash to pass switch. Some European Stroms are or were available with a headlight switch too. Eastern Beaver has a switch that can be used to turn off the headlights. http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bi...html#lobeamcut


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This makes it even worse. I was so close on my 03 yet still so far away. hey Greywolf you think an 04 switch would be compatable? Same harness?
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It's possible. The additional wiring for the flash to pass switch is entirely inside the handlebar switch housing. The connectors are part of the main wiring harness and the handlebar switch, both of which have different part numbers for the two years so that's no help. See if your connector looks like the one for the left side extension in the picture. It is for a 2004 or later model. The colors won't be the same so ignore that.


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All of the V-Stroms I've ridden DO have a flash-to-pass switch
Unless I'm missing something the flash to pass on my '08 Wee only works if the headlight is on low-beam. What I would like to see is what I think the OP was suggesting is that the switch actually switch between low/high no matter where the headlight switch is positioned.

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What I would like to see is what I think the OP was suggesting is that the switch actually switch between low/high no matter where the headlight switch is positioned.
I didn't read that from the OP, but maybe I'm having interpretation problems. What you're suggesting with the flash to pass switch would be a trick, but not impossible.
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The flash to pass switch turns on the high beam. If it is already on, there will be no difference.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Right, although I think MSGulfCoast is talking about modifying the circuit where the flash to pass switch would also cut out the highs (when on) and switch to lows - again, maybe miss interpretation on my part.
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I am thinking of replacing my left switch assembly for one from the 2010 Honda VFR1200F. Honda swapped the turn signal and hor switch. Horn is where the signal would be... etc..

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