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  1. #1
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    New owner: horn button mod / left side switchgear

    Hi guys, a new and very happy owner of an MT07. Great bike in all respects, with the exception of the location of the horn. How is it possible to most things right yet to get something so basic wrong?! You need either huge hands the size of an American baseball glove or Inspector Gadget extendable fingers to reach the bloody thing.

    Anyway, two very useful threads I found on this forum:

    https://www.motorcycle-talk.net/foru...utton-mod.html

    and

    https://www.motorcycle-talk.net/foru...d-weekend.html

    Can I just double check that all I need is the left side switchgear from a Yamaha YZF-R125 and I'm good to go?

    How much time will I need to set aside to do this mod?

    EDIT: another suggestion I found was to open up the standard switch gear and then swap the light flash switch wires with the horn. Apparently it is a simple solder job and then the flash lever / button becomes the horn for quick access. Not sure what you guys make of this one?

    As shown on an MT09 here:

    Awkward horn button placement solution for almost no $.

    Not sure how it is on the MT07, but on the MT09 folks have used Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda CRF250L switchgear as well apparently.

    Thanks (go easy on me haha!)



    JG
    Last edited by JayG; 01-22-2018 at 05:55 AM.

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    For some reason my original post isn't showing, I might have deleted it accidentally when in edit mode.

    Anyhow. I'm a new MT07 owner and what a great bike it has turned out to be! My only gripe at the moment is absurd position of the horn button. You need Inspector Gadget like fingers to reach the damn thing or be 7ft 2" and have hands the size of an American baseball glove. Also not practical.

    Now, I have done a bit of reading and based on these two threads...

    https://www.motorcycle-talk.net/foru...d-weekend.html

    https://www.motorcycle-talk.net/foru...utton-mod.html

    ...it appears that left side switchgear from a Yamaha YZF R125 will work with an MT07.

    Another idea I have seen, but this is on an MT09, is to swap the connections for the light flash and the horn around, apparently not too difficult, according to this thread:

    Awkward horn button placement solution for almost no $.

    There are also suggestions (but again this is for the MT09), that switchgear from a Ninja 300, a Triumph Daytona 675 or even a Honda CRF250L will also work.

    I quite like the idea of switching the wiring (horn vs. light flash) as the stock switchgear is retained - anyone done this on their MT07?

    Last edited by JayG; 01-22-2018 at 09:11 AM.

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