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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 7th, 2008, 1:58 pm Thread Starter
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Euroswitch for LT?

quick trivia question - my older bikes were upgraded by installing a european spec headlight switch that allows one to turn off the lights when working on the bike or other cases where it isn't needed.

i'm getting ready to install a HID kit, and i can see that the inrush current required to fire off the headlight system may be at odds with such functions as the ABS init sequence.

a euroswitch - which would allow me to start the bike - arm the ABS, THEN start the headlight, is the obvious answer.

do the LTs have such switches available?

if it makes any difference, the bike is a 2000 custom, that came with the CD, trip computer and heated grips.

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post #2 of 3 Old Nov 7th, 2008, 2:19 pm
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Re: Euroswitch for LT?

There is a Euro switch for the LT that does what you want. I had one on my '99 LT. The part is rather expensive though at around $300, plus you'd probably have to order it through a European dealer.

For closer to $100, you could get the Phoenix switch assembly. There is more info and pics in post #14 in this thread.

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post #3 of 3 Old Nov 7th, 2008, 3:48 pm
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Re: Euroswitch for LT?

Couldn't you just remove the fuse and put a manual switch and another fuse between the fuse socket terminals?

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