Horn switch R1100s

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Postby el-nicko » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:25 pm

Well Nigel, I finaly succeded in getting my switches apart today and I've swopped 'em both over. So now the L/H indictor switch is now the horn and the right hand one is now the 'cancel' switch. The original horn and cancel switches are now the left and right indicators. I'll see how I get on with this arangment and if I like it I'll re-colour and re-lable the buttons but already it seems a more natural lay-out. Thanks for your help mate.


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Postby dysondiver » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:03 am

dont your indicators self cancel ,, mine do , as such i seldom use the cancel button ,, i actually like the set up as it is ,,, but only because of the self cancel function , i thought they all did that.
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Postby el-nicko » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:26 pm

Well yes they did (I don't have an 1100s at the mo) but the point of the exercise, as I remember, was to move the horn button to a more 'natural' position.

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Postby dysondiver » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:49 pm

yes ,, but with self cancelling indicators ,, you could use either side top button , or even both for a horn ,,, that was my thinking , just wasnt sure self cancel indicators were standard ,,,
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Postby el-nicko » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:01 pm

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Postby bikerboy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:54 pm

mine has a thin piece of spring steel stuck to the outer edge of both the indicator + horn switch, took a bit of getting used to sounding horn while
trying to indicate :shock: but sorted now,

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Postby BoxercupDave » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:34 am

I had a R1150RT for years, then a Bandit 600 for commuting daily, and now back to the BMW indicator set up.... occaisionally I hit the horn instead of the left indicator...doh! The indicator lever on the Bandit is right where the horn button is on the BMW!

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Postby HerrFlick » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:30 am

nab 301 wrote:For years I was hitting the l/h ind switch instead of the horn so in the end I transferred the micro switches within the housing from top to bottom and vice versa . There was just enough room without modifying the wiring to do this .
Obviously the external "levers" are marked incorrectly now, but I haven't looked down since...


How good is that? Many thanks.

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Postby roadburner » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:30 pm

I'm sure that there was a company making a kit to fit suzuki bandit switch gear to replace the BMW stuff. however i prefer the paddle style indicators, much easier to use especially when wearing winter gloves. But i do know what you mean about the horn, i've yet to manage to find the damn thing when i need it.
also wasn't there an extension to fit onto the indicator cancel button that could aslo fit the horn? sure i saw this when i had my K1200

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practice when your stationary - worked for me

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Postby Blackal » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:38 pm

roadburner wrote:I'm sure that there was a company making a kit to fit suzuki bandit switch gear to replace the BMW stuff. however i prefer the paddle style indicators, much easier to use especially when wearing winter gloves. But i do know what you mean about the horn, i've yet to manage to find the damn thing when i need it.
also wasn't there an extension to fit onto the indicator cancel button that could aslo fit the horn? sure i saw this when i had my K1200


Swap the horn switch and the indicator cancel functions over? I used to fancy trying that configuration. Shouldn't be SO hard?

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Re: Horn switch R1100s

Postby Crazy Kev » Thu May 04, 2017 7:21 pm

Just remember its just above the l/h indicator switch
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