Headlight Isolation switch

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Headlight Isolation switch

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 am

Installed much needed headlight isolation switch. My ex-2006 990 Superduke had an old fashion ON/OFF switch for the headlight. God knows how that slipped through the Australian Design Rules certification ?. Anyway, I miss it. Good when starting bike for short trips up to the shops when battery doesn't have enough time to charge, or when temperatures are in the single digits and battery is struggling. Or not having headlight shine into neighbour's windows at night.

Switch: https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/rocker-switches/0273019
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Re: Headlight Isolation switch

Post by Magic Wand » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:20 am

Great, Limey!

First I didn't understand what you are taking about. Headlight, that's the stronger light used when dark, I thought.
Then I realized I am wrong :lol:
The High Beam light is the one to use when dark, right :)

Thank's for sharing!

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Re: Headlight Isolation switch

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:28 am

Yes, that's correct. It's called a "head light" in Australia and England. Not sure how it got it's name, but it's a term I was brought up when I lived in England.

Additional info: The switch breaks the brown conductor (the high/low beam ground return - common conductor). The beauty with this, is the high beam light goes on in cluster when this switch isolates high/low beam. This feature is a handy reminder to switch beams back on before riding. I would often forgot to switch my beams back on when I rode my 06 990SD. Very dangerous riding with beams off (cars can't see you).

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