Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Marblemount, Washington
Frankly, I've wanted a light cutout for different reasons. I've been meaning to do this on my old dual sport, for offroad use. I figure the charging system is minimal; when I'm chugging around on real trails, I can kill it and restart a few times, and find I have a low battery. Also, I'd been thinking that in some times and places I might want to plug in a spotlight or other (air compressor) 12V accessory, and I could do without the drain from lights.
With the Wee-strom, I'm still thinking along those lines. Granted, it may be handy for those James Bondian clandestine ops, but the practical application is to keep from running down the battery while chugging around offroad.
If the intended use is offroad only, I think the logical approach is to find the wire from the ignition switch that powers all lights, then splice in a switch. Make sure it cannot be flipped by accident; riding with no headlight, brakelight, taillight or signals, would be hazardous on highway.
If my intended use is on public roads in foreign lands, I'll put a switch on the leads to both headlights.
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Last edited by Hamilton Felix; 07-26-2007 at 05:34 PM.