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Old 22-08-2010, 08:53 PM
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Is there a legal/illegal position for the starter button? on my GS chop, I'm planning on putting the starter button on the side of the electrics box, under the seat, on the left. So effectively I'll reach my left hand down to just under my arse to press the button while my right hand is on the throttle. Just wondered if there any law that says you have to have both hands on the bars while starting or anything. Just thought I'd ask before taking the 26mm drill to my bike.....!!!
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Old 22-08-2010, 09:06 PM
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Stcik it where you want. Some testers can get funny about lighting controls but the start button can go anywhere.
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Old 22-08-2010, 10:19 PM
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You just need the high/low and horn switch on the bars.
Oh. And indicator switch if you use them.
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Old 24-08-2010, 04:11 PM
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Thanks alot, cheers. That really helps. I'll get drilling!
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Old 24-08-2010, 06:45 PM
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You just need the high/low and horn switch on the bars.
Oh. And indicator switch if you use them.
is that the law cause i want to mount mine under my seat
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Old 24-08-2010, 06:55 PM
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You can put your starter button anywhere on the bike.
I got mine on the left hand side panel.
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Old 24-08-2010, 07:25 PM
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sorry i ment i want to put light/horn switches under the seat
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Old 24-08-2010, 09:01 PM
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Interesting. How you gonna work them then?
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Old 25-08-2010, 11:46 AM
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Lift arse, reach behind, try to remember why you have your hand behind you and arse in the air, fumble around a bit while balanced on pegs, Lift and discard seat, then if you still need it, sound horn...Go back for seat and refit..Simples..

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Old 25-08-2010, 02:42 PM
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ill take a piccy and show you as itll be easier than trying to explain
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Old 25-08-2010, 02:53 PM
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Had a look at the class II (bike) MOT manual.

All switches have to be secure and work but no mention of position..........Except

The horn switch where it says, reason for failure .

faulty or not readily accessible.

can't find anything about switches in UK lighting Regulations.

Will try Construction and Use when I gets a chance.
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