EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?


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EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?

Postby warmblood58 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:20 pm



Hi, bike is a 1984 1200 Interstate. Does it make sense to make a cutoff switch so that I have full cranking amps? This might come in handy on cold mornings, hard start situations etc. Has anyone done this? Worthwhile? Thanks!



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Re: EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:31 pm

warmblood58 wrote:Hi, bike is a 1984 1200 Interstate. Does it make sense to make a cutoff switch so that I have full cranking amps? This might come in handy on cold mornings, hard start situations etc. Has anyone done this? Worthwhile? Thanks!


Your starter switch already cuts off the headlights when you press it, to give more power to the starter. If it isn't, then there's a problem with your starter switch.

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Re: EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?

Postby warmblood58 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:55 pm

Thanks, I just noted that the lights came on with ignition switch on but did not note if there was a cutoff upon pressing starter - this will make things much easier!

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Re: EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?

Postby joeincalif » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:51 am

If you having trouble starting it on cold mornings you might try a battery with higher CCA.
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Re: EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?

Postby 82aspen » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:47 pm

i added an on off switch to my 82, easy peasy just need to know which wire to splice into going from the switch to headlight

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Re: EZ Way to Turn Off Headlight/lights While Cranking?

Postby joeincalif » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:04 am

if your headlight doesn't go off when you hit the started button there is something wrong


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