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Default Push-button Hi/Low Beam Upgrade

While doing some rewiring on my bike ('99 1200 Custom), I took the back cover off of the speedometer. The speedometer has a single push-button for switching between odometer and trip. behind the cover is a spot to install a second push-button. You simply have to drill a hole in the cover for a switch to fit through. With the correct relay, that is a perfect spot for a headlight hi/low switch.

Harley will sell you a replacement odometer/trip switch for around $8. You can order an identical switch from Digi-Key. Part number is 539PB-ND and the rubber boot is 513PB-ND.

Drag Specialties and Custom Chrome both sell a headlight relay from around $30-$40. NAPA carries the exact same part (part number AR284) for about the same price.

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For anyone wanting to get rid of switches on their handlebars, I think this is a perfect solution (assuming you aren't also getting rid of your speedo).

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or to put a switch for auxilliary lighting, or any other options that one may want to add.

Thanks for posting this very useful info!!!
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This thread should be made stickey.
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Great idea! Thats what I like to do-get rid of or hide all the unreal stuff on the bike that I can. Ex pan rider Harry.
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Fantastic.

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Funny that you mention that... I just ordered some of those switches yesterday for the dog breath.

I don't think you want to use that switch though do you? It's momentary contact, so your high beam will just flash unless the relay you're using has toggle circuitry in it???

For my high beam I'm using the push toggle switch from the same family (DigiKey 537PB-ND) and a much less expensive relay (DigiKey Z984-ND $6.45).

I'm going to use these switches with relays for my high beam, turn signals and a momentary just like the one you mentioned for the horn. I'm not using the HD turn signal module, just some of the above relays and an old fashioned flasher for the turn signals, so I'm using the push toggles for them too. That means I can get all of the switches except these four off the handle bars (just 3 wires on the left and 4 on the right). These will be just attached to two plates with two holes each one welded to the handle bar on each side. But dog breath is kinda a special hacked bike anyway.

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This is interesting. I've been trying to find a spot to install a button for my garage door opener.
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Very good idea thanks for the part numbers the out of the way location of this button will make it perfect for my running lights kill switch (in case I need it :P)

but I expected for find a bit in here about Flash 2 Pass button, which I had on my Suzuki it sat In the rear area of the left control housing and simply allowed you to blip the hi-beam (as oppose to switching it completely on) to let cars infront of you know you were passing. Anyone have any write ups on those?
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This is interesting. I've been trying to find a spot to install a button for my garage door opener.
I've had my garage door opener button there for years. Just store an extra opener behind the left cover, and solder a long wire across the opener's button switch. Then run that wire up under the tank to the speedo with the new button. Range of the opener is quite shortened by the battery and engine blocking the signal, but it's still good for 10 feet or so, which is enough.
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How do you wire the relay? I found this, but not sure about the other wire to the switch.
https://www.google.com/search?q=head...2MgqXcEmY6M%3A

I already have a relay like the one in the link. It's a Porsche headlight relay.
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