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My latest project
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:25:29 am »
As I no longer use Facebook, my posts will now be here.  :)

This is a little project I'm doing.
As I no longer use the small glove box I wanted to make use of the space with switches for my strobe lights etc.

I bought a small 5mm plastic square off fleabay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perspex-Naturals-Range-of-Coloured-Matt-Surface-Textured-Acrylic-Sheet/202227689140?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=502192577271&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 and did a template from a cereal packet.





Now to check it fits.



I used a hot glue gun to hold it in place. Over the weekend I cut out the holes for the switches.



I wanted to keep them inline with the heated grips switch



Happy so far..




I'll post pics of the wiring once done and when it's back in situ..  ;)


 
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 10:28:44 am by Debs »
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 11:44:57 am »
Nicely executed! Cleaner than my James Bond ZX-10, but ten it is a 'Rat Bike'.

Looking forward to seeing your wiring. Was wondering why you glued instead of screwed or other attachment that allowed for easier access? Though I guess the side panel pieces are not that hard to remove.
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 02:28:44 pm »
Looks good Deb's.
Wondering if water will be an issue with switches on the flat surface?
Are your switches waterproof?

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Re: My latest project
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 03:31:35 pm »
Hhhmm...  Can't see Deb's photos (Chrome, IE & Edge). Do you have to have a PB account? Thanks.
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 08:10:56 pm »
Looks good Deb's.
Wondering if water will be an issue with switches on the flat surface?
Are your switches waterproof?

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They are Marine Waterproof switches.. Only time will tell if they're any good..
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 08:39:47 pm »
I can see them now. Thanks!

Looks good!
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 11:30:09 pm »
Well done on the switches! Hard to tell but are the switches backlit and view-able when riding in the dark? Would love to see where and how your strobe lights look too with this.  :great:



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Re: My latest project
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 01:11:58 am »
Have you seen the latest batch of marine switches?


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Re: My latest project
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2018, 04:48:30 pm »
Have you seen the latest batch of marine switches?


Do you have a link?

Well done on the switches! Hard to tell but are the switches backlit and view-able when riding in the dark? Would love to see where and how your strobe lights look too with this.  :great:


I've now changed them slightly as they are now 3 LED's per light unit instead of 4 of when I made them, and added I've a Beacon..

With 4 LED's



Latest with 3 LED's to give the Wig Wag effect.



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Rears



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Re: My latest project
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 06:39:18 pm »
Debs, I don't know what you did differently but I can't see the new set of pics. I could see them on your previous post. Tim
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 09:02:49 pm »
Strobes and that rear mounted stalk, isn't that illegal for a non-LEO vehicle?

What are you planning to use the lights for? Parades? Bicycle recee escorts?

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Re: My latest project
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2018, 11:19:29 pm »
Strobes and that rear mounted stalk, isn't that illegal for a non-LEO vehicle?

What are you planning to use the lights for? Parades? Bicycle recee escorts?

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different laws...  :beerchug:

Nice install. I would have used external fasteners, and captive nuts, so it could be removed asily without taking the whole valance panel off, also a bit of foam tape for a gasket, but all in all functional, as long as you don't needd to "return it to stock config"..
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2018, 11:55:23 pm »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ok

But what do you use them for on the roads?
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2018, 12:05:12 am »
Really nice, clean job. I allways like to make things look
like a professional did the design and execution.
Really nice!

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Re: My latest project
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2018, 01:01:42 am »
Most marine supply houses now have these switches.  Probably all the same manufacturer but these are still on the Black Friday sale:

https://www.cpperformance.com/p-90626-dual-color-led-lighted-low-profile-22mm-push-button-switches-w-available-labels.aspx

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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2018, 01:30:16 am »
I didn't want any screws showing and I can return it back to stock if I wanted to, by heating the glue with a hairdryer, and it'll just come away..

I do Motorcycle Marshaling for British Cycling.. These are road races where we work with the Police (Central Escort Group) and do a rolling road block so the race can pass safely..

In this link you'll catch me at 0:40 secs marking a junction on the left. This was the Men's Tour Of Britain that lasted 8 days.. All together there were 36 of us NEG (National Escort Group) bikes and about 30 Police Bikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLljbsntNA&t=6s
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2018, 02:00:51 am »
That's fantastic Debs! I'm a moto official as well here in the US for road cycling! While our requirements are not the same, I've seen these at the big races and tours and think these would be very helpful. Nice job on the work and explaining the project to everyone!

I didn't want any screws showing and I can return it back to stock if I wanted to, by heating the glue with a hairdryer, and it'll just come away..

I do Motorcycle Marshaling for British Cycling.. These are road races where we work with the Police (Central Escort Group) and do a rolling road block so the race can pass safely..

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGLljbsntNA&t=6s

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Re: My latest project
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2018, 06:14:05 pm »
Ok thats makes sense thanks for the clarification
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 12:11:27 pm »
Cool Thread!  I too was wondering before I saw the pics, and the man-splanation.  :)

Nice Install.

Those new marine switches are pretty cool!  Thanks to all for contributing.

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Re: My latest project
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 02:46:21 pm »
Nice job on the switches. I was thinking of doing something similiar to this on my ‘09. Wayda go!
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Re: My latest project
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 04:33:44 pm »
All finished....  :motonoises:

Ignition On.




Lights On



I'm happy with the outcome



I didn't take any pics of the wiring, but I did use connecting blocks for easy full removal of panel.  :)
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