custom handlebar switches (feeler? maybe?)
just sharing my latest project. i've been working on a design for custom handlebar switches.
my current bike has the need for a couple of extra functions (garage door opener, button for translogic dash, i wanted a fan switch), so i decided to build some custom switches for the bars.
if there is interest in these i may consider making some for the general market (they will bolt on in place of the master cylinder caps)
the brembo RCS and oem honda master cylinders use the same bolt pattern, so i could produce these fairly easily without too many iterations. my bike uses billet masters so the bolt pattern is different. this is the same pattern for the forged brembo masters.
as it stands i've only prototyped them (these are 3d printed). the switches are otto-excellence rohs compliant ip68 push butttons. i was going to use the ebay specials, but upon receiving them i can tell they just aren't up to the task. the ebay switches are about 1$ each, the otto ones are 13 for the momentary ones and 20 for the maintained ones. so most of the cost would be in the switches themselves.
pictured i have 6 switches on the left, 3 on the right. to make these work exactly as they need to without putting too much juice through the switches there will be a couple of relays involved.
on the left i have planned
brights, rad fans
left signal, right signal
horn, dash push button (aux for everyone else)
on the right
garage door opener (aux for everyone else)
once i have actually produced and finished building my set, i'll see what's all involved in making these totally plug and play with supplied harnesses etc. i'd like to produce these for interested parties, but it's going to be either all or nothing in this case i suspect.
finish will be machined aluminum anodized black. all electronics will be potted with epoxy for weather resistance and durability.