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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried or know if it is possible to switch the wiring between the horn and the mode switch or even the switches themselves?

I'm have on more than several occasion accidentally hit the horn when reaching for the volume or track controls.

I haven't looked on the inside of the controls and wont be home to my bike for another week so that's not an option yet. Just wondering if anyone else has done or thought of this.

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This might be theoretically possible by taking apart the accessory switch to learn which wire is which and then performing some surgery on the wire harnesses inside the fairing. However, I think there is a big problem. The horn wires are designed to handle a higher current flow and will almost certainly be smaller gauge (larger diameter wire) than the stereo related wires which are designed to take extremely small current since they are not passing a power source but, rather, a signal source. I would be worried about the ability of the small size stereo wires in the accessory switch to handle the higher current necessary to power the horn.

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You can swap the stereo control and cruise control locations. Not sure if that would help you.
An alternative might be creating an adapter plate to move the controls more rearward for you.
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Sounds like you're having to develop new muscle memory. It might just take a little more time for some than others.
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This might be theoretically possible by taking apart the accessory switch to learn which wire is which and then performing some surgery on the wire harnesses inside the fairing. However, I think there is a big problem. The horn wires are designed to handle a higher current flow and will almost certainly be smaller gauge (larger diameter wire) than the stereo related wires which are designed to take extremely small current since they are not passing a power source but, rather, a signal source. I would be worried about the ability of the small size stereo wires in the accessory switch to handle the higher current necessary to power the horn.
I saw the wiring diagram for the horn and I think the mode switch goes through the same connector before the horn goes through the relay and everything.
If this is the case then I should be able to switch them there. I will just have to wait and see when I get back home

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Sounds like you're having to develop new muscle memory. It might just take a little more time for some than others.
True, but I also thing I like the idea of the horn on the back side

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Oh... That mode switch. I thought you meant the switch on the dangling stereo control labeled "mode". Now I think you mean the switch on the back of the switchbox housing that cycles between the items displayed on the dash.

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Oh... That mode switch. I thought you meant the switch on the dangling stereo control labeled "mode". Now I think you mean the switch on the back of the switchbox housing that cycles between the items displayed on the dash.
I thought the same thing. Never have an issue mixing that and the horn.

I do like the idea of a trigger horn though.
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Oh... That mode switch. I thought you meant the switch on the dangling stereo control labeled "mode". Now I think you mean the switch on the back of the switchbox housing that cycles between the items displayed on the dash.
Yes the one on the back of the left hand control cube. By the clutch lever

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I still do not think the display selector switch on the back of the switchbox housing is designed to handle the power that passes through the horn button.

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