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WarpedRotor

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EXACTLY what I was just bitching about to my friend. I need one of these for my LED bar. Ordering it up this week. 

Thank you NATE!

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Nate J.

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I needed a couple switches to provide a ground reference to my Rowe Electronics PDM 60 and to pick the coil of an ABS disable relay on my Yamaha Super Tenere. I picked up the Double Switch Brake Perch Mount from Highway Dirt Bikes (HDB) along with a red capped on/off switch (ABS Disable) and a black capped on/off switch (Ground Reference). Cost $37.50 with perch and two switches.

 

Perch: http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=BrakePerSw_2

Switches: http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=switch_mounts&sid=qwah133rewwap5uq648cx4evz6ga3xi8

 

This product is WELL MADE and far exceeds the quality of the switch it replaces. The mount is made out of machined aluminum and I went for the black anodized option which gives it a nice, even, flat black finish. It looks good next to the other flat black controls on the bike. It replaces the stock brake perch mount and fits perfectly - the mounting holes are well spaced (slotted at 1 3/16 to 1 1/4) and the mount is the same thickness as the stock perch clamp, so you will likely be able to use the stock mounting bolts depending on your bike's setup.

The switches, which are sold separately with a few options, are of the same quality. The switches themselves mount snugly into a recess in the back of the mount and are secured by screwing on either a black or red cap/boot. The switches have a nice, solid action and the boots are robust and feel like they'll put up with a lot of abuse. The end product looks very nice and as if it came from the factory once installed - truly a quality product. (See the product page here at XLADV for some pictures of the switches installed - as an added bonus the switches also fit in the mystery holes on the Super Tenere's fairing perfectly)

Lastly, HDB's customer service is fast and informative. I contacted them via e-mail to ensure fitment and their customer service was fast to reply with measurements and fitment advice (see product description tab above).

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Well, it's been a couple months and I am still very pleased with this switch setup. They've endured sub-freezing temperatures without any deformity of the switch boots, and have survived at least a four or five dozen switch cycles without any obvious wear. A good indicator of a solid product is when you forget the product is there and it just feels natural on the bike as if it belongs. Not in the way, not overbearing, and not a pain to use. These switches and mount fit that description in all respects.

 

My only niggle after extended use, and this has nothing to do with the product quality or advertised function, but is just something to be aware of while planning and shopping. As these are push on/push off switches (momentary are also available) there is no on or off indication. If you are switching something you can't see, such as driving lights in daytime, sometimes it's difficult to know if the switched accessory is on or off.

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