Ignition Switch Placement

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I've been thinking about ways to secure the ignition switch on my '73 roadster since I changed from stock Amals and air filter (with ignition switch bracket already provided) to a Mikuni with a K&M filter. This now leaves me looking for a place to put the ignition switch. The wire leads are too short currently to secure the switch horizontally on the battery box. I was just wondering how people have been addressing this. I have a couple of thoughts on how I might do it but would love to hear maybe some better ideas. Thx
 
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http://www.accessnorton.com/norton_commando2726.html

in this thread I showed everyone what I did. I had to re-wire from scratch anyhow, and needed a place to put a POd-tronics, a 4 circuit fuse block, and a new ignition switch. so here's what I did. I have to say, I kind of stole the idea from a Norton i saw at the Brit Bike meet in Auburn , Ma on june 1st.

I teach woodworking and my next door neighbor is the metals guy, so I fabricated this case to hold all the electronics. I'm pretty happy with it AND with the side cover in place, it's a reasonably weatherproof place.

obviously, if you're using a stock air box, this solution is right out:

I don't see why you couldn't make short jumper wires pretty easily to extend the length of the ignition wires if you neede to.

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Slup, remove the accessory receptacle on the right side and replace it with the master switch.
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Here's a switch bracket I made out of aluminum stock. Bolted to the front of the battery box:

Ignition Switch Placement


Ignition Switch Placement


Ignition Switch Placement
 
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I too have been fed-up with the stupid position of the ignition switch and after 18 years of ownership have moved it on my 850 MkIIA up to a home-made bracket between the speedo and tacho. It looks neat and works well -I had to obviously extend all of the electricall cabling for this - I also fabricated a rubber cover to keep the rain out. I also fitted a voltmeter rather than ammeter ( a non-standard fitting in any case).
 
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mwoo said:
I too have been fed-up with the stupid position of the ignition switch and after 18 years of ownership have moved it on my 850 MkIIA up to a home-made bracket between the speedo and tacho. It looks neat and works well -I had to obviously extend all of the electricall cabling for this

We must be on the same wavelength, mwoo. I just woke up an hour or two ago thinking about that very thing. Good idea on the cover, also.
 
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Yep, if you plan on rewiring your bike anyways, a console-mounted switch would be the way to go. I bought a nice new cloth-covered harness when I redid the wiring so was limited in where I could put the switch.
 
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