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Old July 3rd, 2013   #1
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Default ST1300 - P right hand switch

Hello ST peeps!

I am about to buy the ST1300 P right hand handlebar switch in order to have a cleaner , stock looking farklization of my ST. For those who have done this, a few questions:
  • How hard is it to install? Can I do it myself? My beloved mechanic has left town , been replaced by a jerk.
  • How did you wire it? Specifically, what accessories to what control?
  • Any downsides to this modification?
Also , same old question, good online source to buy it?

Oh, and my pal and ST -maven AndyKirby said the ST1100-P switch also works. For anyone who knows both, any advantage to the ST1100 -P switch?
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Old July 3rd, 2013   #2
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I put one on my '04.
If you can remove the fairing, you can install the switch.
If you don't already have an accessory (Quartet) harness, get one, they are not very expensive.

I have my Whelen brake light on a switch, so I can shut it off in case it is too bright for someone.

I have some accessory lights on the rear wired to another switch.

I also wired a garage door opener that is under the front speaker area, it is
in addition to one that I keep in my pocket.

You may want to wire your driving lights to one of the switches.

And, the headlight has a switch on there, so you can shut it off when you wish (handy, when farkeling).

Please do not use any clamshell type wiring connectors.
Get some Posi connectors, they are becoming more widely available from auto stores.

Let me know, if you need help with it.
I'm in Portland and I have an airlift and a dry garage to work in.
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Thanks ligito!

I am trying to clean up my install of aux light switches and put them over to the police switch.

Quartet harness? Don't get me started. I had the 06 set up with the Q-harness and all my accessories plugged into it, got the correct connectors from Eastern Beaver in Japan, plug and play. On the 2012 the dealer installed the heated grips, so I assumed the Q-harness was provided. I took off ALL THE FRIGGIN' PLASTIC on the left side to plug in my accessories and there was NO Q-HARNESS. I was leaving in the morning on a trip so had no time , nor any desire , to change the connectors and seek other power sources. I was not happy, to say the least.



So, this morning I ordered the Q-harness.


Excellent tip on posi-loks , I am familiar and a big fan. I toss the clamshell type.
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Those clamshell type connectors are fantastic for destroying your wiring. Just give them a year or two, and you can watch the wire rust and flake off.

Whatever you do, coat the installation with di-electric grease, and if you're doing wire-to-wire connections (solder style), also use heat shrink, then wipe off the bits that seep. I always used di-electric grease on my boats, exposed to salt water and very humid air, and never had problems. I've also always used it on all my bikes/cars, and never had an issue. You can also squeeze some into the posi-locks to make sure water doesn't intrude.
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Doesn't the right police switch require risers to keep the cables out of the tank at full right turn?

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Dunno if it helps but here are my stock left and right hand switches (UK):
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Incidentally, I've just spotted that the 'UP' maker on my left handlebar clamp is upside down. I'm not aware that this clamp has ever been removed so I wil have to correct it in the next day or so before, like cigareets and whiskey and wild, wild women, it drives me crazy, it drives me insane!
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Incidentally, I've just spotted that the 'UP' maker on my left handlebar clamp is upside down. I'm not aware that this clamp has ever been removed so I wil have to correct it in the next day or so before, like cigareets and whiskey and wild, wild women, it drives me crazy, it drives me insane!
I think that boat has already sailed.

UP means direction in this case, not Upper Peninsula.
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Hi,
Igor Crook here again. We dropped a caged nut into the tail light lens and are removing everything trying to get it out. Do the grab bars/ bag locks have to come off? I have pulled all the internal hex screws I can see, and the lens is loose, but the body color plate on top isn't moving....any wisdom or experience? Thanks,Igor 425.494.0290
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Dunno if it helps but here are my stock left and right hand switches (UK):

Very interesting, thanks. Are there no 4 way flashers on the left ?
On the right, in North America we do not have the on-off. BTW, were you once happy and had a good wife and had enough money to last you for life?
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