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Repurposing the headlight flasher switch

I don't find any great need for the left side trigger finger switch that flashes the high beams on my U.S. model Versys. It's a great switch wasted on a little used function as far as I'm concerned.

That being the case, I would find it highly useful to be able to cycle through the modes of the instrument panel multi-display using this switch as an alternative to the difficult to operate MODE switch located on the panel itself. I plan on attempting this mod and thought I would ask if it has been done before so I am not reinventing the wheel.

If it hasn't been tried before, then I will do my best to document the process step-by-step when I attempt it, and share my results through this website. So, has anybody tried this before? And if so, any pointers, hints, tips or, best of all, complete instructions?
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It has been done a few times and documented. Use the search function.

Found this one quick.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...=remote+switch
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Nothing wrong with repurposing it I suppose, but I like to have the flash capability. I find it is quite effective if I am riding along and there are side streets that intersect the road I am on. If I see a cage that is waiting to turn onto the road I am on, and I am not sure they see me, I like to flash my light in an effort to make sure I am spotted.
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I use mine all the time too.....Mostly on the interstate to let the semi's/trucks/trailers, etc. know when they are clear to make a lane change. But, I'm one of those guys that does the same thing when I am driving my pick-em-up truck too.
Good luck with the mod....it does sound cool.
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Nothing wrong with repurposing it I suppose, but I like to have the flash capability. I find it is quite effective if I am riding along and there are side streets that intersect the road I am on. If I see a cage that is waiting to turn onto the road I am on, and I am not sure they see me, I like to flash my light in an effort to make sure I am spotted.
I should try to start doing this, especially at night. It could have potentially saved me a crash last fall.

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Nothing wrong with repurposing it I suppose, but I like to have the flash capability. I find it is quite effective if I am riding along and there are side streets that intersect the road I am on. If I see a cage that is waiting to turn onto the road I am on, and I am not sure they see me, I like to flash my light in an effort to make sure I am spotted.
I've used it for the same purpose, although I just got to thinking...in that situation I wonder if the other driver might take the flashing as "Come on out buddy" instead of "Stay put dude"?
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I've used it for the same purpose, although I just got to thinking...in that situation I wonder if the other driver might take the flashing as "Come on out buddy" instead of "Stay put dude"?

Maybe this is a regional thing....where I live, when you flash the lights, it means, "I see you, you are clear, feel free to pull in front of me".
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Maybe this is a regional thing....where I live, when you flash the lights, it means, "I see you, you are clear, feel free to pull in front of me".
When I want to be seen, I hold the high beam or flip the switch until I pass for that very reason.
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Down here in Gulf coast Florida the "euro" flasher is an essential tool to keep roving packs of geriatrics in Crown Vics and similar land yachts alerted to your presence at any intersection and roadway convergence thus preventing aforementioned conveyances from destroying your moto and your anatomy
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