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    Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    on: Aug 08, 2016, 02.31 pm
    Aug 08, 2016, 02.31 pm
    I've been trying to figure out how to wire up my Flash2Pass garage door opener and settled on what I think is a novel solution.  The Flash2Pass is designed to hook up to the high beam headlight circuit.  It operates when energized 2x within a few seconds.  Instead of operating from the headlight circuit, I opted for a direct fused connection to the battery and use of a momentary switch to activate the unit.

    I noticed some plastic just off to the side of where the tank strap bolts to the front near the forks.  After pulling the strap off the part underneath had two voids behind the plastic that was perfect for mounting the Flash2Pass module and a small momentary switch.  You can see the small button in the pics below to see where it is mounted. 

    I plan on installing a second switch to control my Skene Design aux lighting controller there as well.
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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #1 on: Aug 08, 2016, 03.51 pm
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    Nice! :028:
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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2016, 06.38 am
    Aug 11, 2016, 06.38 am
    Nice solution tdragger - Thanks for sharing  :028:

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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2016, 11.56 pm
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    I am curious if you pulled that piece off of the bike to drill?

    I started taking my bike apart to do the same thing with a rocker switch.  However, it is seemingly to tight to drill a hole while that piece is on the bike.  Appears that side panels need to come off in order to fully remove that piece of plastic that houses your switch?

    Good access for wiring to the back side, but limited room for drill, Dremel, etc from the front :233:

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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #4 on: Aug 14, 2016, 11.58 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    I am curious if you pulled that piece off of the bike to drill?

    I started taking my bike apart to do the same thing with a rocker switch.  However, it is seemingly to tight to drill a hole while that piece is on the bike.  Appears that side panels need to come off in order to fully remove that piece of plastic that houses your switch?

    Good access for wiring to the back side, but limited room for drill, Dremel, etc from the front :233:

    Yes, it required a full tear down of the side panels and a removal of the part.  I needed to get under there anyway for another project.

    I tried to locate the part on the Triumph parts fiche but was not able to locate it.
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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #5 on: Aug 15, 2016, 12.06 am
    Aug 15, 2016, 12.06 am
    Thanks, that is what I figured.

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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #6 on: Aug 15, 2016, 05.15 pm
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    I'm not sure if this would work or not, but it has let me drill holes in tight spaces:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BYEJ02/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Combine that with a set of stubby drill bits, and you can drill holes almost anywhere.
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    Re: Nifty Location for Momentary Switches
    Reply #7 on: Aug 16, 2016, 04.52 am
    Aug 16, 2016, 04.52 am
    With a dremel tool and the flexible drill shaft extension I was able to get it done without removing body panels!!

    I really like this out of the way mounting location.  Thanks for the idea Tdragger :002:


     



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