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 Post subject: starter switch
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:13 pm 
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I need a little education!!!! in building my little bobber I have done away with the xxxxxtra large switch housings, my question is what size(amp.) switch is needed for the starter switch? I will put a toggle for kill, horn??? hi beam will also be toggle. a search on google has yielded no info. thanks for all input.


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 Post subject: Re: starter switch
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:01 pm 
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The headlight circuit runs through the normally closed contacts of the start button circuit so that's about 5 AMPS. I'd use a 10 amp switch.

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 Post subject: Re: starter switch
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:56 am 
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Thanks a million Duckster, after a new approach on the giggle search thing, amps to wattage, ac to dc and the like, I've decided to make a brkt,(box) and use the OEM switch due to the fact that it cuts the headlight circuit when starting. As a side note the old 70's early 80's Harley used a very small switch, but you could run w/headlights on OR off


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 Post subject: Re: starter switch
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:13 pm 
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For what it's worth, you don't want to just toss a toggle switch on for your high/low switch, either.

There are toggle and rocker switches out there that will do what you want, but you won't find them at parts stores typically. You need a "make-before-break" switch. If you notice, when you're switching beams, one beam activates before the other is turned off. This prevents spot blindness from the light-dark-light switching pattern that a typical on-off-on switch will provide.

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 Post subject: Re: starter switch
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:45 am 
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Customizers really tend to underestimate how difficult it is for the home mechanic to remove and provide satisfactory replacements for seemingly mundane components like special purpose switches and wiring. Seemingly minor wiring changes can end up causing serious reliability problems which in turn hasten the end for the bike. Most buyers are not interested in trying to troubleshoot and repair a non-standard bike.

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