Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Livin' in a Poor Man's Shangri, La. aka New Orleans
I received the switch yesterday and installed last night. I chose the yellow telltale.
it's a cool little switch, though no test ride yet, but it appears to be working fine.
I am using it for my accessory lighting--Motolights--powered through a PDM60.
The challenges I faced (2016 r1200GS LC):
IN order for the telltale to illume the switch must be grounded. The motolights are a two pole system, no grounding line, so I had to find a good ground on the GS. I found nothing nearby that was a good one, though I did find some poor ones. The problem with a poor one is that the telltale is not very bright without a good ground. I wound up grounding to one of the bolts for my crash bars--a good ground and the telltale is pretty bright.
To connect it I used the motolight spade connectors with dielectric grease and shrink wrap. I soldered some speaker wire to the ground terminal.
Mounting it was the real challenge. The unit is 3cm tall, 1.5 cm wide, but it is nearly 5cm deep, so getting something functional and esthetic was a challenge for me. I found a bit of some black plastic, drilled it out to accept the switch (<1/2"), bent it into an L shape, sorta, and tie-wraped it to the accessory plug on the dash. It fits right in there, next to the acc plug, the terminal side of the switch is hidden and mostly protected. Sorry, the picture is a bit blurry and way too large.