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Bonneville lighting switch?

Did the twins ever come with a light switch? I would like to fit one, and it looks like there is a blanked off switch on the left side cluster.

That is unusual because lighting switches are always on the right on other bikes, and I thought it was a legal requirement that all bikes have controls in the same position.The workshop manual shows diagrams for bikes with and without lighting switches.

If I can confirm that they were fitted at some point, and if it was on the left, I will know what to look for. TIA.

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My 2002 T100 has a blanked off spot on the RIGHT control. I believe the Euro bikes had/have a flash-to-pass button there.

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I have the flasher switch, but there is another blanked off switch on the left. It would make more sense if the light switch was on the right.

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All the bikes I can remember had the light swich on the left, maybe its something to do with being on the bottom of the world?
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My 03 has the lighting switch on the right (off/parking/main lights) between the start button and the engine on/off switch.



The left cluster has the low beam/high beam switch on the top.


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I think read somewhere that Scramblers had two turn signal switches. I wouldnt mind that since I have a hard time pulling it to go left with my hand squeezing the clutch.
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My 03 has the lighting switch on the right (off/parking/main lights) between the start button and the engine on/off switch.
Excellent! that's what I wanted to confirm, that there were Bonnies produced with lighting switches. I just have to find a switch unit now (pre-2004?)

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I think read somewhere that Scramblers had two turn signal switches. I wouldnt mind that since I have a hard time pulling it to go left with my hand squeezing the clutch.
Afraid we just have normal switches on the Scrambler. BMWs have very bizarre turn signal switches though.

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BMWs have very bizarre turn signal switches though.
Like this? It's a nightmare.


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From the top

Cruise control
Info button to access the on-board computer and the hazard warning lights
Electronic suspension control and electric windshield
Standard indicators switch
Horn

Thank goodness that BMW are starting to move away from left indicators on left-hand bar, right indicators on right-hand bar, cancel button on right-hand bar, or that switch cluster would be seriously full!

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