Added switches on the 88 gl1500


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Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:02 am



I had a need for more switches...Low current relay control stuff....I noticed this interesting thing on the bottom of the left hand cluster.....I used a piece of 1/4" Plexiglas,marked and trimmed to fit...I used a small screw to secure the front and my switch cluster is simply epoxied then flat black painted...
Makes me wonder if there is a "factory" add on that was available....???



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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:35 pm

By the way,i'm looking into a thumb extention so I can reach all the switches :lol:

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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby dingdong » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:50 am

virgilmobile wrote:By the way,i'm looking into a thumb extention so I can reach all the switches :lol:


I think I have seen those on ebay. Kinda pricy though. ;)
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby bustedwing » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

I'm sure any adult bookstore can help you out. Haha.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:27 pm

I really like that mount, great job !

As for the thumb extender at a adult book store, why not, I hear they sell extenders for OTHER parts. . . . ;) lol
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby dingdong » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:19 am

This is getting just to weird.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:52 am

ROTFLMAO ! Yeah, the convo took a nose dive pretty fast didn't it ?

I still maintain the switch set up is very cool, and he did a great job on it . . . :D
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby bustedwing » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:02 pm

I apologize for sending that thread on a 7th grader road trip. The switches look like a solid install, you did a nice job on them, almost looks factory.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:27 pm

Makes me wonder if the other wings .1990 and up have the same mount and if there was a intended fixture for it.

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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby redial » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:13 pm

Sorry Virgil, the devil made me do this :twisted:

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Because they have Looooong thumbs. :lol:
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby bustedwing » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:43 pm

Here we go back to the 7th grade again. Hahaha. That's ok, at least I'm not getting the blame for it this time!
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby Aussie_Rider » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:22 am

virgilmobile wrote:I had a need for more switches...Low current relay control stuff....I noticed this interesting thing on the bottom of the left hand cluster.....I used a piece of 1/4" Plexiglas,marked and trimmed to fit...I used a small screw to secure the front and my switch cluster is simply epoxied then flat black painted...
Makes me wonder if there is a "factory" add on that was available....???


I think this may be the factory add on that you are wondering about.
It is a switch I have on my 88 model that turns the headlights on and off and also allows the corning lights to be on all the time during the day when the headlight is off.

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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby liquineer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:02 am

That add on on your 88 do you know what it is called (descrioption or a part number?) I want to do exactly what that does on youra, be able to turn the hadlights off when I want to and also have the cornering lights on all the time.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby Aussie_Rider » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:39 am

liquineer wrote:That add on on your 88 do you know what it is called (descrioption or a part number?) I want to do exactly what that does on youra, be able to turn the hadlights off when I want to and also have the cornering lights on all the time.


Name = SWITCH ASSY., LIGHTING
Part # = 35170-MN5-602 (35170MN5602)

It is listed as an obsolete part and may be hard to find.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby liquineer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:20 am

Thanks- I thought it might be a hard to get item, at least I have something to look for now.It looks a neat assembly, pity it was not put on mine (also an '88).
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:45 am

That's it...Euro models allowed the headlight to be turned off.Us models were on all the time.I doubt we'll ever find one here in the US.

Thanks for the info

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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby liquineer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:40 am

I have tracked down a possible source in the UK, they have displayed a price for the item on their website, but I am awaiting a reply re-availability. I will update if I get anything positive from them.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby liquineer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:11 am

Update- yes they are obsolete in the UK as well- supplier just came back, no residual stock available.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:47 am

Aw pu....Oh well..thanks for your effort.Much appreciated.

At least my question is answered.... :D

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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby redial » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:16 pm

There appears to be a number being advertised, but my Russian isnt up to translating what they are saying. Just type the part number into Google and the various URL ads for the item will occur.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:24 pm

спасибо......I'll amuse myself with this for a while....

And no,I can't translate Russian either....I wonder if "they" ship UPS..???? Maybe not..Air yack 3am.?

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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby redial » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:32 pm

Google has a translation facility, so you might be able to engage that. It gets most things right, but stumbles over some of the colloquialisms and technical stuff.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby liquineer » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:16 am

According to Bing translate, that Russian word means thank you!
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby Firea100 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:47 pm

Very nice install! What was your source for the switch? I'd like to do one like that.
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Re: Added switches on the 88 gl1500

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:56 am

From where I work.Part of our shop outfits police equipment.
The switch is a cutoff from a magnetic mount LED light.
The original plugs into a power plug so the driver can turn on and off the light.
This one came with a lighted switch and a momentary switch.
Hey...I could wire that one for a high beam flasher.
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