View Full Version : Wiring new switches for 2001 Sportster

10-02-2009, 2:56 PM
this weekend, i'll be moving all of my switches, kill, starter, hi/low, and turn signals to a box under my battery. Question is, are there specific amp rating switches i need to use? is there anything within the sealed switch housings that i need to be aware of? like resistors/capacitors, etc, OR is it just grab some new switches and solder away.....

also, single throw, double pole vs. single pole and all that stuff.....

anyone that has done this, let me know.


10-05-2009, 5:41 AM
Can't help with the amp ratings, I guess I've just been lucky all these years. But I can tell you if you are going to toggle switches you will need an on/off/on for the turn signals, an on/on for the hi/low, and for the kill you can use a standard on/off, but if it's in a hard to reach spot why not just eliminate that one and use the key? Less junk in the trunk, and in a spot like that thats hard to see, it would suck to try to use your singal and kill the bike!

10-06-2009, 6:08 PM
Ill be willing to bet that you could use a three position toggle for the signals, each side couuld be a signal, center would be off, I have relocated the high/low ON the actaull headlight, its easy access, and shortens the wires a bit...Im in the proccess of relocating the startedr button and kill near the coil....I'll post some pix when Im done......ampswise, I would use minimum 15...seems to work okay so far, and just know that the cheesy toggles from pep-boys or auto-zone are horribly made.try cole hersee switches, they seem a bit more heavy duty and come w a sealed option...I ride the shit outta my bike and have had shitty luck w the cheap ones....been chasing an electric ghost for a while come to find out, I had a burnt ass toggle, just put in the cole hersee, so we'll see how it works out, my friend who builds ground up hotrods swears by them, his is an opinion I would trust!!!