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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Rewiring Bright/Low switch so you can hit brites and horn at same time

EDITED.......I did the mod, if you want to see the results, go here.
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Hi Guys,
I've been wanting for the longest time to reverse the direction of the Brights switch, so this weekend Ima gunna.
I think this is a great idea (even if I say so ) because now I'll be able to hit the air horn AND brights at the same time.....on my '08 the brights activate in the up position and the horn of course in the down. You gotta be mucho-speedo on the switch to hit the brights and horn....difficult to do in a panic.
I don't know if it's different on any other years/bikes, but it looks like a pretty simple wire swap at the connector.
I haven't started yet, but I plan to do it soon, maybe tonight. I'll let you know how it goes and post pics when I can.
Oh, and HI! I'm new to the forum. And I like it!!!
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your mod. Sounds interesting..
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post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 06:44 PM
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don't for get the one way diode or youll hit the high beams to see and it will back feed to the horn
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Think it's possible to wire the high beams into the horn so they come on temporarily with the horn button pressed down?


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Hi Guys,
Guess I need to be a little clearer. I'm not doing anything with the horn switch, just reversing how the Bright/Low switch works. So when I hit the "Low" it'll be the Brights. That way I can just grab the horn and bright/low switch since they're so close together.
There won't be any cross configuration other than reversing the wires. I have to get off this forum (easier said than done) and actually go out to the garage to look at my manual.....of course, I suppose I could bring the manual into the computer room......
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Yeah I got that, but I was wondering if what I said were possible too, cuz I'd like to flash the bright and honk the horn simultaneously and quickly, but I suck with electrical stuff. Figured u might know since you're taking on this endeavor. Nice mod though


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like your idea to.... and your bike love that white and black cvo


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@ LowMaks, that is an interesting idea. I'm sure it could be done too. You could probably incorporate my idea and yours. Of course, if I had your idea as a setup I think I'd have to use a relay from the horn, it could be done....and I happen to have a relay just laying around.....hmmmm.....the girlfriend is at her home in Mississippi....I'm bored......just might make it happen!!!
I'm gonna look into that! I'll reverse the bright switch, cause I figured out that it's such an easy mod, just swap wires 2 and 4 at the connector coming from the switch....easy-breazy!!! Then, power a relay from the horn switch and power the brights with that! shouldn't even need the diode TheKidd was talking about!

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I just had my headlights out due to a bad bulb, and it may be easier to reverse the wires in the plug at the light. The plug comes apart very easily, then just switch the wires around. Could be done in about 10 minutes. Once you see the plug, it will make sense.

I'm not sure what would be involved in switching the wiring around in the switch housing.

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