G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

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G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Trebor160 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:58 pm

Hi All - now onto the electrics on the rebuild and about to assemble the handle bar. Trying to figure out what the red push button does on the switch assemble. I know the rocker switch does the head light, the black push button is for the horn, but cant seem to see from the wiring diagram what the third red button does?
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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Trebor160 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:36 pm

Just done some internet research and it looks like the switch is a Wipac Tricon type and the third red button should be the kill switch. Cant see any wiring in the loom or on the diagram going to this. Is it correct for the G5 or have I got the wrong switch assy fitted, should it be the Duco, i.e just the headlight dip and horn?
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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby SPRIDDLER » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:12 pm

You don't need internet research. No kill switch according to the Owners Manual (which also has wiring diagram).

http://archives.jampot.dk/book/Owners_m ... Manual.pdf

Or Parts List page 31. Switch - Horn and dipping.

http://archives.jampot.dk/book/Spares_l ... s_List.pdf
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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Trebor160 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:45 pm

Thanks Spriddler, but did they fit the assembly and just not use the kill switch or is it a different unit with just horn and dip on? If anyone got a G5 may be they could just have a quick look at their bike to see whats fitted?

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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Janet » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:06 pm

I don't have a G5 but many parts are used on the G2, which I do have. There was no kill button on the switch that was fitted when I got the bike and I turn the ignition switch on the headlamp to the middle, ie 'off' position, to stop the engine. Of course, a previous owner could have changed it.
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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Rob Harknett » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:30 pm

Ditto what Janet says. No good looking at another bike which could be wrong. I could show you my 3 bikes. One has horn / dip combined clamped on with clip fitting. Another has separate horn & dip clip type clamped on. The third, an un molested bike with under 10,000 miles on the clock is like the Wipac switch below. I never got a good picture mine. This is the round type that slips on the bars, followed by the twist grip.
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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby ajscomboman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:31 pm

trebor161 wrote:Just done some internet research and it looks like the switch is a Wipac Tricon type and the third red button should be the kill switch. Cant see any wiring in the loom or on the diagram going to this. Is it correct for the G5 or have I got the wrong switch assy fitted, should it be the Duco, i.e just the headlight dip and horn?
Thanks, Rob


Only a Ducon fitted to the lightweights they never fitted a Tricon switch.

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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Rob Harknett » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:22 pm

ajscomboman wrote:
trebor161 wrote:Just done some internet research and it looks like the switch is a Wipac Tricon type and the third red button should be the kill switch. Cant see any wiring in the loom or on the diagram going to this. Is it correct for the G5 or have I got the wrong switch assy fitted, should it be the Duco, i.e just the headlight dip and horn?
Thanks, Rob


Only a Ducon fitted to the lightweights they never fitted a Tricon switch.

I believe that is a Ducon shown, from one on my bikes Rob. Its on my 66 G2CSR. A bike that the person owned, but did not ride after passing a car test. Stood in the garage over 50 years doing nothing. Only wear seemed to be tank paint. The thin coat of red polished away showing silver underneath. Nor easy to duplicate that metallic red colour. Modern red metallic not looking so translucent.

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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby ajscomboman » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:03 pm

Rob Harknett wrote:
ajscomboman wrote:
trebor161 wrote:Just done some internet research and it looks like the switch is a Wipac Tricon type and the third red button should be the kill switch. Cant see any wiring in the loom or on the diagram going to this. Is it correct for the G5 or have I got the wrong switch assy fitted, should it be the Duco, i.e just the headlight dip and horn?
Thanks, Rob


Only a Ducon fitted to the lightweights they never fitted a Tricon switch.

I believe that is a Ducon shown, from one on my bikes Rob. Its on my 66 G2CSR. A bike that the person owned, but did not ride after passing a car test. Stood in the garage over 50 years doing nothing. Only wear seemed to be tank paint. The thin coat of red polished away showing silver underneath. Nor easy to duplicate that metallic red colour. Modern red metallic not looking so translucent.




Certainly is Rob .

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Re: G5 Handle Bar Switch Assy - electrical

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:33 pm

Difficult to see from the blurred pic , not looked today in day light. It does seem to have the same type of flick switch rib / shape / pattern, as seen on the Wipac sales cat. I picked up a new one cheap of this type years ago, make unknown. But found it was for 1" bars. Triumph ???

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