flashing headlight

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by joepalmer, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. joepalmer

    joepalmer Member

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    got an 09 RKC. i want to hook up a momentary switch to flash the headlights. i don't want to mess it up. diagrams anyone? thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. joepalmer

    joepalmer Member

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    i actually did. in fact spent a lot of time looking for a diagram to show the hooking up a momentary switch to the headlight (to make it flash).. thanks
     
  4. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Joe- All you need is a toggle switch, some wire and clips.

    Find a place to mount the switch.
    Remove the headlight.
    Remove the hot lead from your headlight and connect it to one side of the switch. You will have to extend that wire.
    From the toggle switch run a new wire back to your headlight.

    Flip the switch and the light stays on.
    Toggle the switch and you have a flashing headlight. :)
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    IMO, with the addition of day time running lights mandated it seems to me any thing we can do to make ourselves more visible is a good thing, Tho I do not like Strobe lights JMO
     
  6. speedyron

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    we could all get those possum helmets
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :p Or the Armadillo ones:p
     
  8. speedyron

    speedyron Active Member

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    Oh thats right it was armadillo. and we can make the eyes flash and the tail spin:D
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :p We can do that?:p
     
  10. joepalmer

    joepalmer Member

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    hey dangerdan thanks for the info. actually i do just want a momentary switch that i can control myself. so i can "flash" cagers at will. i too hate the flashing headlights that are on all the time. i want to put the switch on the switch housing behind the clutch lever. so i can flash with my finger. as far as the wiring, do i just tap into the hot wire off the headlight to the switch and ground the other wire? just want to be sure. thanks again.