Exile Cycles Hidden Switch Handlebar Kit

switchbarsexilecyclesUsing the technology from Grip Ace, Exile Cycles proposes this hidden switch bar kit. The strip can be mounted anywhere but is shown here inserted into the grip and directly into the handlebar. This little beauty allows one stealthy rubber ‘switch-strip’ to control all your switching needs: turn-signals, horn, Hi/Lo beam – and holding two switches together will even operate the starter! Just one small wire exits the bars and it connects to a tiny module that is easily mounted under the gas-tank. Hidden Switch Bar kit sells for $325. For more information contact Exile Cycles or call 818 255 3330

16 Responses to “Exile Cycles Hidden Switch Handlebar Kit”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Mar 27th, 2009 at 8:52 am


  2. 2 JB Mar 27th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Will that big a slot weaken the handlebar?

  3. 3 Bobfather Mar 27th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    It wouldn’t really weaken the bar but if you’re running a front brake master cylinder this set up wouldn’t work, you’d need to use it in the grip as the guys ar grip ace originally did. This idea would work only if you’re using either a no front brake set up or actuating the front brake in another way.

  4. 4 Wrench Turner Mar 27th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Wow, another know-it-all comment by the all knowing “Bobfather”. If you know half as much as you think you know, you might could fool 2 or 3 people. Get to work and quit spending your days waiting to let everyone know how much you think you know.

  5. 5 A 1 cycles Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:15 pm


  6. 6 bobberiz Mar 28th, 2009 at 5:55 am

    This is a great idea, and I like the clean look it gives the bars.
    Russell is always coming out with some great products.

  7. 7 THUG CUSTOM CYCLES Mar 28th, 2009 at 7:56 am


  8. 8 Chopper Kid Mar 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I really like them but they cost way too much. They are just micro switches. I would like to know where all the components are made. Are the micro buttons and the strip plastic or metal? Anyways do like them but I don’t that I could see them to too may people.

  9. 9 burnout Mar 30th, 2009 at 9:06 am

    a good price for such a compact system, I’m always looking for smaller modules/controllers . peace

  10. 10 Timothy Mar 30th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    The system is the only multi patented, Digital Processor controlled system in the world. Been in use since early 2000’s. The micro switches are just a bonus. Even sport bikes are going switchless. “Ride On”

  11. 11 Patrick R. Mar 30th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    CustomCycleControls.com A bit more expensive, but its the complete package…Not a strip of switches added to your handlebars. Looks Sweet! Works great too~

  12. 12 jatinder Mar 31st, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    i wander that with these switches,u have to ride handsfree….

  13. 13 Jerstrat Apr 27th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    just a comment to the guy who says they cost too much. To get regular switches you will pay over $450. My bike was a show bike and had none. So to add the switches for $3oo, as i am hiding them behind leather wrapped handles and didnt need to buy the grip as well as the control, they were perfect for me. Also to keep the clean look on the bike would have been worth double that to me.

    Now consider the disabled guys. This system allows a one armed guy to ride again. Also if you check the site for GRIPACE.COM you will see a guy with no use of his legs riding again because of this system. Thats priceless. Ride on guys

  14. 14 Raoul May 6th, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Unless you run your front brake control on the opposite side to every other bike being made, installing them in the left side of the bars will be fine. The photo with the switches in the bar is that way to accomodate the internal twist clutch. Russels bars are stainless, therefore strength is not an issue.

    The switch system is not expensive, given the quick install versus analogue micro switches controling multiple single throw and latching dual position relays.

    Less wire (one wire through bars and backbone), less amperage (less than 5 amperes on high beam on module with dedicated relay), less labour, and less headache. I’ve been doing this for a while, and Grip Ace has a real gem here.
    I’ve just installed one system last week, have one one the go this week, and need to order more stock.

    As far as one switch for go, some of us would rather not have our bikes impounded for something as pointless as not having signal lights. Lol

    The ONLY down fall for my shop is that I only just discovered Grip Ace. Now I want to install them on everything!

    Great product, and definatley worth every penny.

  15. 15 ToTheBrimm Sep 13th, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Nobody does it better than Russell Mitchell

  16. 16 Carl La Fong Mar 13th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Nothing against Russell Mitchell, but he didn’t design, build or market this system. He gets them from Grip Ace just like everyone else. Got one for my bike. It’s the hot setup, easy to install and cleans up all the clunky crap on the bars

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