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retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby 56G80S » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:53 pm

Hi All

Although I've lots of other things to do, I saw this on Fleabay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AJS-Matchles ... 3952089123

I currently have a Paul Goff plastic switch (the cheap all purpose one) it works but I don't really like it and it's awkward with the valve lifter lever.

I wonder if anyone's tried these and what their opinion was?

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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby Reynard24 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:47 pm

I've used them on both singles and twins. You do have to be a bit inventive with the valve lifter and they come with a multi-way connector that you have to crimp the connectors for so unless you have the right tool it can be a bit of a faff unless you're a wizard with a fine point soldering iron. You could of course just use standard bullet connectors either crimped or soldered.
The cables are a bit thin if you are wiring directly - dip and main beam for example, but I use relays so they are fine for just energizing the relay coils rather than the full load that the bulb would draw, having said that if you're using LEDs then they would probably be fine.
Operation is really easy and unlike the later Lucas switches you don't need a mutant thumb.

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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby Andy51 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:52 pm

B****r! I have just rewired my 18S using the black plastic Paul Goff switch which works well but doesn't look the part, when I could have used one that does look right. May investigate some time. Andy

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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby MalcW » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:22 am

A friend has one of those on his Model 20. It seems easy enough to use, the only problem he's had is just occasionally the indicator switch doesn't make contact and requires a bit of wiggling to and fro.

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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby alanjennings » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:41 pm

Don't fit a wide unit-makes pulling in the clutch difficult! I did notice the one shown did not have a headlamp flasher which can be useful I fitted one off a royal enfield on one bike and one off an old 125 !Do not take these switches apart if you can help it-unless you have the fingers of a young female factory worker!
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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby 56G80S » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:14 pm

Cheers Reynard - I think I might splash out on one.

As you say, Paul G's works OK but is not very appropriate or good looking.

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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby Tolly » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:03 pm

I bought a simular one in plastic. I found it was brilliant, everything at a flick of the thumb. :D
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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby whitebrian » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:38 pm

I've just fitted one of these to the Venom that I am building, as I have fitted small winkers to it (which also came from eBay China), and I'm very impressed with the switch for the price it was on eBay (around £9). If you search on eBay you can get one direct from China where it is cheaper, but it does take a few weeks, but worth the wait. May fit one to my AJS in the end too. The external quality is not 100%, but it does blend in well with a 60's look. Had to extend the wiring as it was too short, but as I am an electrician I eventually took it to bits and rewired it with long, thin wall cable and thinner , black sleeving. Works well and I'm pleased I went for this one, considering the choice and prices you can pay. Have no problem with the levers etc getting in the way.

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Re: retrofit indicator headlight dip horn switch

Postby 56G80S » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:55 pm

Brian, thanks.

The one I saw was £16 plus £3.50 P&P. Any chance you could post a link to the £9 job?

Cheers

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