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post #1 of 23 Old 02-15-2011, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Any auxillary switch panel option ideas for the 2008 model?

I'm getting to the point in my electrical mod planning scheme now, that I'm hoping to find good options to switch "on and off" as needed the following items (they will be powered and fused through a common add on fuse block that has tie in points for 6 independently fused electrical connections.

1) 2 - 10W Daylight running lights (for higher visibility)
2) Heated gear outlet switch
3) GPS charger
4) Tank bag power cord
5) Aux 1
6) Aux 2

So there will be 6 switches. I can probably get by with 4, but would like to do the work for future options now, if needed later. I was thinking about rocker switches on the front end flat areas - but maybe there are better ideas? Anyhow, if you have some switch panel ideas, links or advice - that would be great!

UPDATE:
I just posted the entire process I went through to upgrade my electrical system here:
http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.p...7032#post77032
It inlcudes a panel switch, and 3 new circuits to run my heated gear, LED running lights, GPS, phone charger, and battery meter.
There's a whole bunch of anotated pictures at that link as well.

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Do an eBay search for KLR Dash. There is a guy on there who sells a pretty decent product for a reasonable price. My brother bought one and I was pretty impressed with it. I spent the time to build my own but buying would have been easier.

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I'm getting to the point in my electrical mod planning scheme now, that I'm hoping to find good options to switch "on and off" as needed the following items (they will be powered and fused through a common add on fuse block that has tie in points for 6 independently fused electrical connections.

1) 2 - 10W Daylight running lights (for higher visibility)
2) Heated gear outlet switch
3) GPS charger
4) Tank bag power cord
5) Aux 1
6) Aux 2

So there will be 6 switches. I can probably get by with 4, but would like to do the work for future options now, if needed later. I was thinking about rocker switches on the front end flat areas - but maybe there are better ideas? Anyhow, if you have some switch panel ideas, links or advice - that would be great!

Probably know this but use a relay on the main power for stuff you don't want left on when the bike is off!

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Thanks Spec and KLR4ever - I'll take a look at the dash and I definitely need that relay - I got one of the distribution fuse block / relay power distribution panels from ElectricalConnection but don't know where I'm going to mount it yet. I have to find a place for it, and for the switches and a GPS too. I'm gonna have to think this one through for a bit. Maybe the KLR-dash - with some low profile round rocker switches - that would be sort of tangle resistant compared to those traditional high toggles - considering they would be attached to the handlebars on the KLRdash.
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There are some neat sites around with motorcycle connectors and stuff. Have you ever looked at Eastern Beaver? He's over in Japan, but makes some KLR-specific electrical stuff.

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I'll take a look - Thanks Tom
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Maybe a custom plate - off the handlebar bolts - with some low profile rockers - and a place somehow to mount the GPS too? I've seen GPS mounts for the cross bar - maybe some hybrid of that or off the bar bolts themselves?
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Check out this link for taking care of the power distribution. They are made here in Wisconsin and have a relay incorporated in the block. Best one I've seen.
http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php

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That's a great setup - with the enclosure, connection points and relay all inside one package. Thanks much for the link!
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Maybe a custom plate - off the handlebar bolts - with some low profile rockers - and a place somehow to mount the GPS too? I've seen GPS mounts for the cross bar - maybe some hybrid of that or off the bar bolts themselves?

Have you seen this?

KLRDASH.com

Here's a forum discussion on it: http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=87962

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