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Old 07-16-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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What do you call the WHOLE assembly that holds the light buttons on the handlebar?

Guys, is there a CORRECT name for the whole assembly that has all the light buttons, on/off, horn, etc, on the left side of the handlebar?

I have updated my Helmet Hook with a version that slides up next to it
but not sure what to call it.

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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I've always heard that referred to as a switch housing.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:14 AM   #3
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"Switchgear" is industry standard nomenclature.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:54 AM   #4
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I've always heard that referred to as a switch housing.
This^^^ Handlebar switch housing.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM   #5
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:31 AM   #6
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Combination switch.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:05 AM   #7
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Follow up question please.

Because the intended way to use the new Helmet Hook is to slide it up to the switch housing and then put the grip back on the handlebars and slide them all the way up TO the housing, will this keep the Helmet Hook from rattling? Ie, will all grips slide all the way up to the housing?

The helmet hook is approximately 1/4" thick.

This is the what I'm talking about




I assume the switch housing could be moved just a bit to the left if needed?

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Old 07-18-2014, 02:30 AM   #8
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Some switch housings have a small plastic pin that goes into a hole in the handlebar to keep it from moving.

Not really needed so just cut away plastic pin or ground away with dremelstyle tool and move it a little further in on the handlebar.

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Old 07-18-2014, 03:19 AM   #9
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I used to work in spare parts and we called it a Switch Block Assembly
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:22 AM   #10
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Some switch housings have a small plastic pin that goes into a hole in the handlebar to keep it from moving.

Not really needed so just cut away plastic pin or ground away with dremelstyle tool and move it a little further in on the handlebar.

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This^^... some bikes not a problem but others may require the above work. Not a big deal to most.

With it between the grip and switch housing wouldn't the helmet be resting against the tank? Especially with the bars turned towards locking position.
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The small end of the grip won't have any support from the bar. If it's open-ended and retained by a bar end weight, it'll have to be trimmed for the bar end weight to be reinstalled. And I wouldn't remove the index pin from the combination switch. Then it relies solely on clamping force to hold it in place, and the engineers may not have designed enough force into the clamp to do that.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:02 PM   #12
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On bikes with heated grips, the grips plug into the switchgear, so you'd not be able to put the hook between the two in that case.
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The small end of the grip won't have any support from the bar. If it's open-ended and retained by a bar end weight, it'll have to be trimmed for the bar end weight to be reinstalled. And I wouldn't remove the index pin from the combination switch. Then it relies solely on clamping force to hold it in place, and the engineers may not have designed enough force into the clamp to do that.
Yeah, I figure it's not going to work on all bikes as there's no way to make something that's going to fit every bike but at least this way, I can catch some extra demographic so to speak.

My regular helmet hook is made to go where the bar end or handguard is.

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Old 07-20-2014, 08:59 AM   #14
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Some switch housings have a small plastic pin that goes into a hole in the handlebar to keep it from moving.

Not really needed so just cut away plastic pin or ground away with dremelstyle tool and move it a little further in on the handlebar.

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I hate people who do that. Especially the people who do it on the throttle side. If you remove the locating pin the switchgear can rotate. Drill a hole in the right position and call it a day.
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I hate people who do that. Especially the people who do it on the throttle side. If you remove the locating pin the switchgear can rotate. Drill a hole in the right position and call it a day.
Rather not drill anything in the handlebars dont like the first hole to begin with so have removed pin, never had an issue yet.

Should it for some reason want to rotate a wrap or 2 with some suitable tape to make it clamp harder should solve that.

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