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Offline swashplate

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Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« on: January 26, 2014, 10:22:34 PM »
I keep seeing people commenting about the lack of light in/on the left handgrip controls.

I don't have my Trophy yet but, I was wondering if something like this could be fitted above to shine down on the controls.  Would it be too distracting?


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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 03:26:12 AM »
I suppose it would work as illumination but  I suspect it would be a distraction.  I think something softer might be needed,  I sure wish some aftermarket manufacturer would come up with something similar to back lighting
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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 07:35:07 AM »
This subject has been discussed previously here : "Just a thought"

The general concensus of opinion was that with time, as you learn the position of the switches,
including the rarely used ones, backlighting is not necessary, but would be a "nice to have" feature  :028:


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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 11:03:06 AM »
I had an email through from Triumph recently where I was asked to give my feedback on the Trophy and my experience of it to date.

There was a section on "what improvements would you suggest for the bike" and in here one of the suggestions I put in was for illumination for the hand controls.
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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 11:54:59 AM »
My thoughts (wish list) on the issue...

1) Small LED's, one recessed on each side of the center fairing cover - southbound of the filler cap - directed at the switches
2) Small moment switches located at the back of each switch cluster housing
3) The left hand switch illuminates the right side switch group, and vice versa 

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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 01:22:59 PM »
I had the illuminated switches on one of the Goldwings I owned and I disliked them enough to unplug them. If there were a way to dim them like on automobiles it may have been different. I guess it would be a nice feature on an unfamiliar bike, but once I got the hang of the Wing I found them too distracting. I don't care for very bright gauge lights either. Just my personal preference.

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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 02:28:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
This subject has been discussed previously here : "Just a thought"

The general concensus of opinion was that with time, as you learn the position of the switches,
including the rarely used ones, backlighting is not necessary, but would be a "nice to have" feature  :028:



Over a 10,000 mile period I still have trouble with the cruise and audio at night.  Particularly the cruise.  So if I was included in the consensus, I want to change my vote to a must have.
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Re: Thinking about the Left handgrip controls
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 04:21:45 PM »
Wot about a Teasmaid. Absolute must for the Mk2. Lol