Honda Pan European - 1996 ST1100T Standard
Accessory Switches

I've added a few switches to the dashboard of the Pan - two on each side. They are 5 Amp subminature switches with rubber covers to keep the water out. Maplins sell them.

I wanted to do the job properly, and not make work for myself later, so bought some 20 Amp connectors - the sort that Radio Controlled Model car enthusiasts use. These would enable me to disconnect my electrics when removing the dash or fairing components. The LEDs are fitted with the appropriate resisitors to enable direct connection to the 12v supply.

What do they do ?

The ones on the left are for heated handlebars and heated jacket. The heated jacket switch activates a relay which is located in the pillion seat cowl. The heated handlebar switch is connected directly to the handlebar circuit - because the power drain does not exceed the 5A capacity of the switch.

The two on the right are for things that I don't need to switch on and off very often - one is for a 10W rear fog light - activated through a relay - not because of power limitations, but because of the legal requirement for such lights to switch off whenever normal lights are turned off. A relay was the easiest way of achieving this. The other one on the right provides 12v power to two voltage reducers - which provide 6v and 9v power to accessories such as rider to pillion intercom and a CD player. Silly place to put the switches really - I need to take my hand off the throttle in order to operate the ones on the right.  Should have thought that one through a bit more carefully.



These pages relate to my first bike after a 17 year lay-off. Bought in 2000 with 28,000 miles on the clock. Traded in for a 2000AY version in Sep 2003 with 60,000 miles on the clock. The pages were intended to provide information to a prospective buyer, but are maintained here as information for anyone who may be interested.

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