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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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I've got an 88 vt1100c, the previous owner gutted the wiring harness, I have ordered a new one however I do not have any of the handlebar switches to wire in too. I'd like to leave the handlebars clean with only grips and levers. Has anyone moved their switches or have any recommendations as to how to get everything functional while still keeping them clean. I may have to still keep a turn signal switch on the bars but the light switch, run/off switch, and choke I'd like to relocate. I'm also curious how I mount the throttle cables ends onto the new grips without having the switch covers there to hold them in place? Being as I don't have any of the originals i figure it's just as easy to buy toggle switches and push buttons as it would be to track down original switches... Any insight or advice is greatly appreciated. I have a big project on my hands for sure.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 12:06 AM
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That's a tough one....I'd start by scavenging a set of wrecked motocross bars and grips, since they are "off-road" with no signals or frills and take ideas from there for fabrication. The choke and run/off would seem to be the easier of the issues to resolve. Perhaps someone knows of an aftermarket conversion kit from J&P or similar suppliers...


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Iím currently working on a similar project. I cleaned the bars up a bit by buying a low profile button and toggle switch for the horn and turn signals. Iím moving the hi/lo beam and will be using a toggle switch as well. Most of the ideas I got were from TJ Brutal customs and he has some YouTube vids that might help.


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I have looked and found switches on his website I will be using for the run switch, light switch and start button. I have not yet figured out how to relocate choke and how to run the throttle cables without the old switch case being there to hold the cables in place.
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I’m currently working on a similar project. I cleaned the bars up a bit by buying a low profile button and toggle switch for the horn and turn signals. I’m moving the hi/lo beam and will be using a toggle switch as well. Most of the ideas I got were from TJ Brutal customs and he has some YouTube vids that might help.


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How did you run the toggle for turn signals? Did you leave it on the bars?
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How did you run the toggle for turn signals? Did you leave it on the bars?


I drilled holes into the bar and ran the wiring through the bars... granted, Iím no wiring expert so Iím still trying to figure out which wires I can get rid of.


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Hello! I'm going through the same process, and seem to have the same ideas as you guys. I am in the process of getting my toggle switches from TJ Brutal Customs as well. Welder1 - did you look at TJBC's single cable throttle assembley? That, combined with their throttle sleeve, would eliminate the housing on the right side of the bars. My plan is to drill holes in the handlebar for the turn signals, similar to Calaveray.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 05:12 PM
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I wanted to drill my new handlebars and clean up some of the spider's nest I have of wires and cables, but everywhere I consulted said do not drill a set of handlebars not designed for internal wiring - it messes with the integrity of the bars. I doubt you'd notice anything just driving around town, but I can see where a non-structurally designed hole would start to crack on the edges after time. For now I just re-did the wire sheathing with some braided cable sheath and shrink tube.
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