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Old Mar 12th, 2011, 5:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
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On/Off Switch Headlight

I finding it to easy to hook up a switch to turn off my front headlight so not to put a drain on the battery when starting the bike?

Anyone have any help on this Thank You!

I went from the headlight bulb connector and the fuel pump sounded like it went off? I'd pull my hair out if I had some to pull............
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Old Mar 12th, 2011, 6:46 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about f.i. supersports, but for carbed models, I know that a stock european market switch will give that capability. They seem to come up on ebay regularly.
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Old Mar 12th, 2011, 9:25 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I have wired a rocker switch into my 99 SSie so that I could turn off my HIDs on a cold start and of course to help the battery along.Wired it in series into the left switch cluster before the connector.That way you aren't hacking into the main harness,just the cluster harness.I believe it was pin F in the cluster plug and the green wire.I would have to open up my connection to confirm.
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Old Mar 13th, 2011, 6:14 am   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 800 ss from 2004 that comes without the on-off switch and I could fit the earlier models switch that have this option. Only plug and play.
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I have wired a rocker switch into my 99 SSie so that I could turn off my HIDs on a cold start and of course to help the battery along.Wired it in series into the left switch cluster before the connector.That way you aren't hacking into the main harness,just the cluster harness.I believe it was pin F in the cluster plug and the green wire.I would have to open up my connection to confirm.
Thanks I'll look into that don't know why you can't go direct to the bulb connector.(cut power to bulb)
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Just remember that you'll have to cut into the negative or you will only switch of one beam.
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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 12:11 am   #7 (permalink)
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Off using a relay

This circuit "detects" if the engine is cranking. If it is cranking, the relay opens and cuts power to he headlight.

You can connect this just after the headlight fuse under the tank.

An alternative is to cut the negative wire to the bulb and place the relay up front somewhere. It is however convention to switch most electrical things in the positive cable/wire.

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Punch - That's a solid plan there, using the solenoid/starter voltage to energize the relay disconnecting the headlight until you let off of the starter button. Simple and great. Thanks for sharing that now obviously great idea. (heads to auto store for relay and socket...)
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Punch - That's a solid plan there, using the solenoid/starter voltage to energize the relay disconnecting the headlight until you let off of the starter button. Simple and great. Thanks for sharing that now obviously great idea. (heads to auto store for relay and socket...)
Don't worry about a socket for the relay.

All you need is two insulated spade connectors for terminals 30 and 87.
Two barrel connectors to extend the cut fused cable to the above connectors for the relay.
Two bits of cable to extend to the relay.
Cable to go from the solenoid pos to relay terminal 86.
Ring terminal and insulated spade terminal for above cable.
Cable to go from relay terminal 85 to the battery plus ring and spade terminal.

Shame you are not in Oz, I have shitloads of this stuff kicking around my shed.

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Old Mar 15th, 2011, 3:51 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Punch

You the man and a Big Thanks!! What I did was put a switch on the low beam side going to the bulb and it works fine and for the High beam when low is in Off Pos stills give you the High Beam.
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