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post #1 of 8 Old 05-04-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up 55 more watts by using the EB headlight cut harness. Took about 5 minutes to install. I put a weather resistant on-off switch on the flat-black plastic up front. Along with the liner, gloves, grip, radio, and GPS, I now have enough power for the Plasma and the microwave.

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Jim's a good guy and's one of us! I've been using his stuff for years & it's always very high quality & the service is excellant!!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-05-2008, 07:39 AM
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Glad to hear that Headlight Cut Adaptor worked out well. It's the simple things in life that count!

I now have the adaptor paired with a handlebar switch.

Hey while I'm here, I got some of these really nice Contura Panel Mount rocker switches. I really like the amber LED switch. It's not really bright but has a nice glow bar to it to let you know it's on, and also has a green/white LED glow area to let you know where it is. This area is for sticking on a symbol for the function but it's not necessary unless you have a row of them like a Goldwing...

Take a permanent marker and make your own symbol on the switch.

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Got a link to the switches, Jim?

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Near the bottom here I'm guessing: http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Produc.../switches.html
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-08-2008, 06:57 AM
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Correct, I only have one switch page. The switch I mention is the "LED (amber) Rocker Switch (20A)".

I'm going to have to mock up an install, take my marker and scribe my own symbol and take a photo with both LEDs on.

Lots of new stuff to do lately though taking my time!

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Contura switches are awesome! I have used them in the past for a different kind of project. One of the best things about them is that you can change out the switch cover (the part you touch with your finger to turn on/off) without changing out the switch. That being said I have 2 or 3 cover removal tools, a handful of various switch covers, a couple of mounting receptacles (mostly ends) some receptacle blanks and a few other odds and ends. These I will gladly send to a stromtrooper if they will send me back postage when they recieve it. Only fair that Jim Davis gets first dibs. PM Me if interested. Will put in the for sale forum after the weekend, but figured people reading this thread would have better use.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-09-2008, 05:58 AM
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Well, I just can't see the need to change covers myself. I mean you pick a switch for a job, install it and it does that job. It's not like the switches are that expensive. Still I guess it could be useful in some cases for some people. It's not the main reason why I like them though.

I like the smooth and positive action of the Contura switches. And the LED switch has a nice glow instead of a harsh light.

You can get the panel inserts but they're not really necessary unless you have more than one switch side by side.

Thank you for thinking of me but I'll let anyone else who wants your left overs have them. I buy my switches with the top plate and haven't had to change any yet.

In fact I like the Amber LED rocker so much I decided I don't need the switch with no LED anymore so I'm discontinuing them. If you don't need the LED, you just don't wire for it.

Wouldn't it be nice though it they made a Mini Contura line of switches? My only beef with them is they are a bit large.

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