On-off switch messed up

Discussion in 'Spare Parts & Tools' started by Pugdaddy, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Pugdaddy

    Pugdaddy New Member

    I just got a Staton friction rig and the on-off switch shuts the motor off in either position, as long as it's grounded on the handlebar. Hanging freely it doesn't do a thing. Touch it to the bar and the engine dies.
    When I read the instructions it says "do not switch on and off untill it is mounted as this may mess it up". Too late. I switched it on and off before it was connected to anything. Could this have actually messed up this switch?

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I have heard much said regarding those switches

    mine has worked good so far

    I didn't read the instructions that came with my kit
    but - a switch that one shouldn't turn on or off until mounted ---- wow - strange
    must have something to do with something popping out from botton

    at least you are still running
    a cheap switch from auto store -- should last a long time

    Happy Riding from - Mountainman
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I'm among those who have received a bad kill switch from Staton. Just throw it away and replace it with a switch from your local auto parts or hardware store.
  4. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Both of my switches from staton rool. I especially like the new one I got with my friction kit, its nice, I'll have to post a pic of it once the kit is on a proper bike. A full suspension bike just arrived at the store so I'm going to pick it up tomorrow.... good times :)
  5. Pugdaddy

    Pugdaddy New Member

    Mountainman- "I didn't read the instructions":p Thats a hoot.

    Sirjake-Great looking mongoose rig. Bad to the bone.

    Yea, I'll just toss the switch. No biggy.
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    :grin:I generally think that reading instructions shows lack of imagination. I read 'em sometimes. Usually after my imagination fails to get something working. If I haven't already used them as fire starter. :rolleyes: Then I'm forced to ask for help.:oops:

    Back on topic. I don't use a momentary kill switch. I use an on/off toggle on my 2 wheelers, and a regular motorcycle kill switch on the trike.