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    simple handlebar switch

    I used a 3 amp switch from radio shack, a small piece of 5/16 I.D tube and a zip tie, it could be tied to the grip, handlebar or anywhere on the bike for accessories.
    you could even mount two switches for two accessories one above and one below.
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    Re: simple handlebar switch

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    Re: simple handlebar switch

    If you just wanted an electrical switch I would think about something a bit more durable for motorcycle use. Moisture can run down the toggle right into the switch housing.
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    Re: simple handlebar switch

    Here's a quality simple on/off rocker switch at a great price
    http://netsalesnw.com/040-hbs-01.html

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    Re: simple handlebar switch

    Here's a quality on/off handlebar switch at a great price:

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    Re: simple handlebar switch

    I used an AutoSwitch which uses an existing handlebar switch to activate it.

    Pros: no extra or possibly cheap looking switch on the handlebars.
    Cons: it can only be used to switch a relay since it can only handle 200 mA at 12V.

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    Re: simple handlebar switch

    Trailtech offers same as one linked by wrhammer above, but also has option of spade or bullet terminals
    Also has a multi-switch and an a waterproof Switch






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    Re: simple handlebar switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post
    I used an AutoSwitch which uses an existing handlebar switch to activate it.

    Pros: no extra or possibly cheap looking switch on the handlebars.
    Cons: it can only be used to switch a relay since it can only handle 200 mA at 12V.
    Pro: you don't need space on your handlbar to mount it.

    Which is why I used the AutoSwitch. A truly clutter-free solution.

    Furthermore, if you are using a switch to control fog or driving lights, you already need a relay to activate the lights. Might as well use the AutoSwitch if that is the case.

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