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post #1 of 7 Old 09-23-2016, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Mounting Locations for Switches

Now that I am getting closer to having my auxiliary charging system up and running , I am begining to consider switches and location for accessories I plan to add

I will need a bank of at least 4 switches for
fog lamp
driving lamp
rider heated seat
pillion heated seat

I'm looking at the illuminated rocker switches from Eastern Beaver, but they are huge


RichlandRick's auxiliary shelf doesn't really work cause it would hide my voltmeters that are recessed into the faring

looking for ideas or sources for smaller illuminated switches

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Now that I am getting closer to having my auxiliary charging system up and running , I am begining to consider switches and location for accessories I plan to add

I will need a bank of at least 4 switches for
fog lamp
driving lamp
rider heated seat
pillion heated seat

I'm looking at the illuminated rocker switches from Eastern Beaver, but they are huge


RichlandRick's auxiliary shelf doesn't really work cause it would hide my voltmeters that are recessed into the faring

looking for ideas or sources for smaller illuminated switches
You don't say which bike you are doing this on ... still one thing to keep in mind is that you can have indicator lights that are separate from the actual switches. Doing that will allow you to have the lights in a visible spot but in a very small cluster. I'm assuming that you will be using a relay(s) so the lights and switches will not be highly loaded.

There are thousands of choices - If you really want the switch itself to be illuminated, here is one https://www.oznium.com/rocker-switch#photos

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I used small illuminated rocker switches mounted on my cowl. Don't take up much space at all.

https://www.delcity.net/store/LED-Do...FZElgQod64oD4A

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I'm looking for switches that have both location illumination, and ON illumination

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I really like the Series 3100 switches from Hella, completely waterproof,
https://www.hella.com/switchshop/index.jsp

if I can find a place to mount them, a panel attached to the handlebar ?

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I'm looking at the illuminated rocker switches from Eastern Beaver, but they are huge
I have one of these switches controlling my LED halos and my HID's on my FZ6, mounted on the inner fairing. It's a little big, but it fits my area well, easy to use with gloves on, and I only need one. Purchased on ebay for about $7.
These types are a center-off, double-throw switch. So in my application:
switch down, small light on = LED Halo's on (HID's off)
Switch up, large light on = HID projectors on (Halo's off)
Switch in the middle, no lights on = both halo's and HID's off.


Since you just need an on/off switch, you could also do a pushbutton type. I remember seeing some But unless you were using a relay for each, they'd need to be capable of handling the current through the heated seats and lights. You'll need to do extra wiring if you want them to have an "always on" location illumination.
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How about something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Mi.../dp/B0039L0GKG

There are other similar choices on Amazon.
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