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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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2004 750 Brutale Headlight on /off switch??

Okay I know its a safety feature but I always feel a complete idiot with my headlight on in blazing sunshine.

Looking at the L/H switch it appears that there was originally a facility for a switch but its been blanked off.

My question: Did earlier/later bikes or other Brutale models have the headlight on/off switch fitted and does the wiring harness support the addition of a switch or am I looking at improvising something??

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 09:48 AM
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Fent, yes the earlier bikes like my 2001 F4 and my wife Jeni's 2005 750 Brutale did indeed come with a switch to tun on/off the headlights, not sure what year your bike is and what the wiring harness is like but I think it could be figured out. The hard bit will be finding the earlier controls with switches.

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Thanks Jimbo, mine is a 2004 model Brutale which sits between your 2001 F4 and your wife's 2005 Brutale. I wonder why they missed it off the 04 models?

At least I know what switch unit to look for now.

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It's a legal requirement in most Countries around the world for motorcycles to have their lights on permanently for safety reasons.

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Fortunately not in the UK Donsy...........at least not yet, its still a matter of choice.
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Not so sure if I would call that fortunately Fent, being noticed by car drivers seems to be a global concern.

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Hey Donsy


I don't disagree with the point you are making, I've been riding/driving for a smidgen over 40 years, predominantly on British roads so I appreciate that congested roads and really appalling driver standards (really is there any point in fitting indicators to cars?) don't bode well for motorcyclists. In truth I rarely ride with my headlights off. I just hate automatic systems on vehicles. Perhaps its an unsavoury personality trait of mine but its akin to being told what to do. I just would like the choice. Therefore the search for a headlight on/off switchable unit continues. I've found a couple on ebay but the price is a little OTT for something that's not a necessity.

Again I genuinely appreciate your concern, I'm just a stubborn old sod.

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No stress Fent, I'm a bit of a head banger against the rulers too. FWIW, it 's not hard to slip in a little toggle switch to be able to turn it off when you want to.

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Take a look at my post no.15, the thing you are looking is Aprilia part "AP8127703".
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...t=72090&page=2

Actually I find one for my DIY project, but right now it's summer in Croatia so I'll leave that for winter
It could be a easy swap but since Brutale have "famous" SPU I don't want to fry it, so first thing is to double check the pinout on Agusta Vs. Aprilia part.
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This was ...., and is something I still want to do.

I posted a thread on this very subject quite a while ago
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41482
Some options here....
If you come up with anything else..., I'd be very interested!
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