Handlebar Switches – Separate from Controls

updated 2022-01

Contents:

1. Generic Clamp-On
2. 50’s-60’s Clamp-On
3. 60’s-70’s Clamp-On
4. 60’s-70’s Bolt-On
5. 70’s-80’s Clamp-On that say what they do, in English

 


1. Generic Clamp-On Switches

 

Engine Stop Button – either side
609-1451  $10  momentary, press to “kill” engine
(can also be used as a horn button)  
This is a low cost substitute for the original engine stop switch.
Pushing the button grounds the ignition wire, stopping the engine.


Engine Stop Button – either side
TLswitch  $10  momentary contact, press to “kill” engine
(can also be used as a horn button) 
Pushing the button grounds the ignition wire, stopping the engine.


 

 

 

 

 

Generic Rounded chrome – L or R side
All-in-one: l
ights hi-off-lo, horn, engine stop
8052g    $12   chrome, 2 buttons + 3-way toggle
can also be turn L-off-R, horn, and engine stop
8052gB  $10   black, same

 


2. 50’s – 60’s Clamp-On Switches
that do not say what they do

These are shown for information purposes, not for sale.

CEV 1950s all in one

1959 Tomos “all in one”

Puch MS50 and Tomos Colibri switch late 1950's

50’s CEV all in one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2. 60’s – 70’s Clamp-On Switches
that do not say what they do

These switches were used worldwide.
They are for any language because they have no words.

 

CEV switch 8041

CEV 8041 Round Chrome – left Side
Lights off-on, horn (or engine stop)

8041.1    $30  Switch assembly with set screw connections
8041.c  none Chrome cap, says “CEV Mod. 8041
clamp    $25  clamp with special screw and nut


CEV switch 8052.1

CEV 8052 Rounded Chrome – left side
All-in-one: Lights hi-off-lo, horn, engine stop 
8052.1  none  chrome, 2-buttons plus 3-way toggle
base says 9432


CEV switch 8053.1

CEV 8053 Round Chrome – left side
Turn left-off-right (or lights hi-off-lo)
8053.1  none  Switch with set screws, says “CEV”
8053.s  $45  substitute made from 8041 & 8040.3
photo left: 8041 switch assy, right: 8040.3 base top
photo 8040.3 bottom view before cutting jumper
photo top: original cap & base, bottom: modified
photo R: orig CEV 8041 cap, L: button cut & glued

 


Merit 1960s lights and horn

Merit 60’s Rounded chrome – left side
Lights and horn
$45  says “MW Germany” inside, with clamp

Merit 1960s all in one

Merit 60’s Rounded chrome
All-In-One – left side
$15  Cap only

 

Merit 1960s engine stopMerit 60’s Rounded chrome
Engine Stop – right side
$15  Cap only  says ON  OFF  OFF

 

 

 


3. 60’s – 70’s Bolt-On Switches
that do not say what they do

These switches were used worldwide.
They are for any language because they have no words.

 

Aprilia Diamond Chrome all in one

Aprilia Diamond chrome – left side
All-in-one:
lights, horn, kill, 36 mm bolt spacing
$35  Switch with clamp, says “APRILIA”
Clamps across the handlebar.
Original on ’68 Innocenti Lambretino and others.


CEV switch 8042

CEV 8042 Diamond chrome – L or R
Lights and horn,
36 mm bolt spacing
8042   none   Switch with partial mount, set screws
Use with Domino “Diamond” controls,
or drill holes in handlebar, to mount directly.
Use CEV 8176 below as a substitute.


CEV switch 8033

CEV 8033 Diamond chrome – L or R
Turn signals and horn
, 36 mm bolt spacing
8033    none   Switch with partial mount, set screws
Use with Domino “Diamond” controls,
or drill holes in handlebar, to mount directly.
Use CEV 8176 below as a substitute.


CEV switch 188

CEV 8188   Diamond Chrome – R or L
Turn signal left-off-right, 36 mm bolt spacing
CEV80??   $20  says “CEV 188“, no mount, set screws
Use with Domino “Diamond” controls,
or drill holes in handlebar, to mount directly.


CEV switch 8192

CEV 8192  Diamond Chrome – R or L
Horn
or engine stop, 36 mm bolt spacing
8192       $25   Switch, no mount, for horn 
Original on ’78-79 Vespa Grande with blinkers


CEV 40488

CEV ????  Diamond Clamp-On Mount – L or R
40488?  none   Switch mount, clamp-on
For mounting CEV or Aprilia “Diamond”
switches (36mm holes) onto a 22mm bar.


CEV or Aprilia Diamond switch mount

CEV ????  Diamond Direct Mount – L or R
05020?   $4   Switch mount bare, 36 mm hole spacing
For CEV or Aprilia “Diamond” switches
Drill small 1/16″ holes in handlebar 36mm (1 7/16″) apart.
Use sheet metal screws, appropriate size and length. 


Aprilia Long Square Chrome all in one switch

Aprilia Long Square Chrome – Left side
All-in-One
 
  none  Switch only, says “APRILIA”, 38 mm hole spacing
Aprilia Long Square Chrome 38mm,  horn rivet on right.
CEV Long Square Chrome 38mm, interchanges, rivet on left.  

 


3. 70’s – 80’s Clamp-On Switches
that say what they do, in English

Mopeds (motorized bicycles) had less strict equipment laws than motorcycles did, and still do. They don’t need to have turn signals, or a permanently-on head light. The US DOT equipment laws dictate what the switches do, what they say and where they go. Engine stop always goes on right, reachable by right thumb. Lights and horn are reachable by left thumb. After 1972 US DOT compliant switches had English words. After the mid-80’s US DOT allowed international icons.

 

CEV switch 8177

CEV 8177

 

 

 

 

 

CEV 8177 Round Chrome –  Right Side
Engine
stop 

8177 $48  Switch with solder connections
8177.5 $55  Switch with set screw connections
8177.cap $13  cap, says ENGINE STOP  OFF RUN
8177.clamp $23  clamp with special screw and nut
8177.screw $1.00  wire set screw M2.5 x 4


 

 

 

 

 

CEV 8040 Round Chrome – Left Side
Lights and horn
8040 $25  Switch with solder connections
8040.5 $35  Switch with set screw connections
8040.cap $6  cap, says LIGHTS  LO HORN
8040.clamp $23  clamp with special screw and nut
8040.screw $1.00  wire set screw M2.5 x 4


 

 

 

 

Merit 342 Rounded chrome – Right side
Engine stop
342 $28  replacement switch, Puch 349.1.53.830.0
342.b $18  replacement body only, with handle
342.cap $14  cap, says ENGINE STOP  RUN OFF
342.clamp $5  4-piece clamp with M4x12 screw
Repair broken knob by sticking a red hot small nail straight in.
It freezes in strong. Cover the nail with tape and shrink wrap.


 

 

 

 

Merit 343 Rectangular Chrome – Left side
Lights, horn momentary closed, normally open horn button
343 $28  replacement for Puch 349.2.53.817.0 (pre-1977)
343.cap $8  Chrome cap with horn button – see #2 below
343.clamp $5  4-piece clamp with M4x12 screw
When the knob breaks, just leave the lights always on.
On a pre-1977 Puch, with violet and yellow horn wires,
if you remove this switch and unplug the horn the engine will still run.


 

 

 

 

Merit 343Z Rounded Chrome – Left side
Lights, horn momentary open, normally closed horn button
343Z $28  replacement for Puch 349.3.53.817.0 (USA late-77 to 86)
343.cap $8  Chrome cap with horn button – see #2 below
343.clamp $5  4-piece clamp with M4x12 screw
If the knob breaks, just leave the lights always on.
On a late-77 to 86 Puch, with brown and blue/black horn wires,
if you remove this switch, and unplug the horn, the engine will not run.
The blue wire with the black stripe is an “external ignition ground” wire.

To bypass this, and make it run, ground the blue/black wire at the engine.

Merit Rectangular Chrome Switch Caps

1 HI-LO-OFF  HORN  $16  cap used, like new, tested
2 LO-OFF-LO HORN    $8  cap used, like new, tested
3 ENGINE RUN-OFF  $14  cap used, like new
Inside the cap, the horn button spring gets weak, or the rivet gets rusty.
On most bikes, that just makes the horn weaker, but on a ’77-later Puch,
that causes the horn to stay on all of the time (so does a loose clamp).


Aprilia Diamond Chrome engine stop

Aprilia Diamond Chrome – Right side
Engine Stop Switch
$35  Complete switch with clamp
Aprilia “Diamond Chrome” switches are  mounted at 90 degrees
to the handlebar,
while CEV “Diamond Chrome”
switches are  mounted in line with the handlebar.  

 

 

 

 

CEV 8166.? “Square Plastic” Turn/Engine Stop Switch – right sideCEV8166.?   $30   used switch only, tested good

says “CEV 195  ENGINE STOP  OFF  RUN, L TURN R”

The electric start button is missing on this version for pedal or kick start bikes. 

 

 

 

 

CEV 195CEV 8166.? “Square Plastic” Turn/Engine Stop/Start Switch – right side
CEV8166.?   N/A   Switch only, solder connectors
says “CEV 195  ENGINE STOP  OFF  RUN, L TURN R,  START”
For many 1970’s Italian motorcycles with electric start. 
 
 
 
 
CEV switch 8167.2 (says 196)CEV 8167.2 “Square Plastic” Lights/Hi/Lo/Horn/Flash Switch – left side
8167.2   $65 – $40  Switch only, says “CEV 196 Lights On/Off, Hi/Lo, Flash, Horn”

For Cimatti, KTM, Sparta mopeds original with hi/lo head light.

For Italian made, pre-1973 US motorcycles, and many others.

 

 

 

CEV switch 8167.1 (says 196)CEV 8167.? “Square Plastic” Hi/Lo /Horn /Flash Switch – left side

8167.?    N/A   Switch only, says “CEV 196 Lights Hi/Lo, Flash, Horn”

For Italian made, 1973-later US motorcycles required to have head light always on .

The rails in the switch body, and the steel rollers get cavities from arcing.

They can usually be cleaned and made smooth again.

 

                                CEV 195 and 196 “Square Plastic” Switch Parts
1   blue rocCEV square plastic switch partsker       n/a  these get melted
2   black rocker     n/a  these get melted worse
3   rocker spring    n/a  12.0 x 3.6 mm
4a roller contact    $3  used
4b roller contact    $7  new   Make this from a piece of drill bit.
5   switch body     $15  new  Replace if rails are badly pitted.
6   hinge pin          $1
7   screw M3x21     $1
8   blue button       $3
9   button spring    n/a  13.5 x 3.9 mm
10 plate contact    n/a
11 black button      n/a
12 cover plate       n/a

 
 
CEV switch mount 04726
CEV 04726 “Square Plastic” Switch Housing/Mount – left side (or R)
04726  $50-$35  Aluminum switch housing assy
18395      $8   rubber grommet
18453  $0.70   two M6 x 16 allen bolts
18368u   $25   switch body bare, used
18376    $19  switch clamp (breaks when over tightened),
MPclamp  $5  substitute for 18376, clamp for Merit mount 342B and 343B
The substitute clamp holes must be drilled and tapped to M6x1.0, or use smaller bolts.
 
 
 
CEV 8189 “Clamp-on Plastic” Engine Stop Switch – Right sideCEV switch 8189CEV 8189 wiring
8189     $30  Switch assy, says “ENGINE STOP   OFF   RUN” 
8189u    $15  Switch assy used, with the writing faded away
Pclamp   $4  Chrome clamp
Pscrew $0.60 M4x27 phillips screw
These plastic switches were more durable than older chrome kinds.
Their knob did not break easy. Their clamp did not detach easy.
 
 
 
CEV switch 8188CEV 8188 wiringCEV 8188 “Clamp-on Plastic” Lights/Horn Switch – Left side 
8188     $13  Switch assy, says “LIGHTS  OFF  Lo” , 2-position + horn
8188u    $7  Switch assy used, with the writing faded away
Pclamp   $4  Chrome clamp
Pscrew $0.60 M4x27 phillips screw
These  switches have 3mm wide mini male blade connectors.
The wires have female mini blades, like the brake light wires.
 
 
 
CEV switch 8190CEV 8190 wiringCEV 8190 “Clamp-on Plastic” Hi/Lo/Off/Horn Switch – Left side 
8190    N/A  Switch assy, says “LIGHTS  Hi Lo OFF” , 3-position + horn
Pclamp   $4  Chrome clamp
Pscrew $0.60 M4x27 phillips screw
 
 
 
 
 
 

Merit switch 342A and mount 342B

Merit 342A switch
Magura 342B mount

Merit mount 342B repaired with zip tie

mount 342B repaired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merit 342A “Square Plastic” Engine Stop Switch – Right side
MP-342A   $19  Right switch, without mount, Puch part 349.2.53.830.0
MP-342A   $10-14  Right switch, good used, faded writing, without mount

Magura 342B  Mount for Engine Stop Switch – Right side 
MP-342B   $25  Right mount, good used, without switch, 349.1.54.018.0, without clamp
MP-342B1 $15  Right mount, 3D  printed remake, trimmed and ready to use, without clamp
MP-342B2 $23  Right mount, CNC machined aluminum black anodized, without clamp
MPclamp    $6  L or R clamp used for 342B & 343B, also fits CEV “square plastic”

 

 

 

 

Merit switch 343A and mount 343B

Merit 343Az switch
Magura 343B mount

Merit mount 343B repaired

mount 343B repaired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merit 343Az “Square Plastic” Light/Puch-Horn Switch – Left side
(momentary open, normally closed horn button, for Puch only)
MP-343Az $35-50  Left switch, good-used, without mount, 349.4.53.817.0

Magura 343B  Mount for Light/Puch-Horn Switch – Left side 
MP-343B   $25  Left mount, good used, without switch, 349.1.54.818.0
MP-343B1 $15  Left mount, 3D printed remake, trimmed, without clamp, breaks easy if over-tightened
MP-343B2 $23  Left mount, CNC machined aluminum black anodized, without clamp
MPclamp    $4  L or R clamp used for 342B & 343B, also fits CEV “square plastic”

342b and 343b switch mounts

These clamp-on switches are almost the integrated type, because the switch hangs over part of the control. Magura made the switch base and Merit made the switch, both in 1970’s Germany. The switch bases broke easily, and so the supply ran out early on. They were on US-model mopeds: deluxe Puch models 1978-86, and deluxe Kreidler MP-19.