Gregory Bender

Handlebar switch - K&S 12-0041

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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Please see the follow-up information at the bottom of this section.

Buy a wiring harness for this switch

K&S makes a modern, good quality, universal handlebar switch. While it does not have a period appearance, it is readily available and attractively priced. While the switch comes complete with wiring instructions, the following data specific to Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models should be helpful.

K&S 12-0041 universal handlebar switch.
K&S 12-0041 universal handlebar switch.

Photo courtesy of K&S.

K&S 12-0041 universal handlebar switch.
K&S 12-0041 universal handlebar switch.

Photo courtesy of K&S.

K&S 12-0041 universal handlebar switch: back of card packaged with the switch.
K&S 12-0041 universal handlebar switch: back of card packaged with the switch.

Photo courtesy of K&S.

Function K&S 12-0041 Moto Guzzi
Horn (wire to distribution panel) Pink Black
Horn (wire to ground) Black

None - original Moto Guzzi switch grounds through the handlebar switch to the handlebars

A separate wire will need to be run to ground.

Right turn signal / turn indicator Dark Green Yellow or white/black
Turn signal / turn indicator (live wire from fuse panel; goes through flasher unit / blinker unit) Brown with white tracer Purple
Left turn signal / turn indicator Brown Yellow with black tracer
Running lights / parking lights (tail light, gauge illumination lights, etc.) None. This switch does not have off/park/on functionality.

Gray with red tracer

A separate wire will need to be run from the distribution panel to an open circuit on the fuse panel.

Headlight high beam Green Green with black tracer
Live wire from fuse panel Red with yellow tracer Brown
Headlight low beam Yellow Green
High beam LED ground Blue

None - original Moto Guzzi switch does not have a high beam indicator integrated into the switch.

A separate wire will need to be run to ground.

Passing light Blue with white tracer

None - original Moto Guzzi switch does not have a passing light feature.

A separate wire will need to be run to an open circuit on the fuse panel.

Follow-up

Since the 12-0041 switch lacks a separate parking light function, it is not the best choice for use with the Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models.