Keyed Ignition Switch Install

graucho

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Well, when I hear of a keyed ignition on a motored bicycle I smile and have to laugh. Keyed ignition? what for? If someone wants my bike their going to ride off with it, or throw it in the back of their truck, etc.etc. Ive always thought my toggle switch by my throttle was good enough. But then my wife says....since when, is "good enough", "good enough" for you?
Then I thought, ya! And what about the "hey man thats cool" factor that been with me since a kid. Well forget if it makes sense or not, I had to do it anyways.

First, It had to be slim. It had to be "out if the way". It had to match the bike. And, I had to keep my "toggled kill switch" by the throttle.

Next I had to find the proper keyed switch. I used the top one. I re-soldered thicker 18 ga wires to the switch posts.
http://www.electricscooterparts.com/keyswitches.html

Then I had to find the correct mounting devise. Hum, what do I use?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/01.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/03.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/04.jpg

Where do I put it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/02.jpg

How do I mount it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/05.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/06.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/07.jpg

What color do I make It?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/08.jpg

How do I mount it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/09.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/10.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/13.jpg

How do i wire it, and how will the wires fit?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/keyed_wire_diagram.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/11.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/12.jpg

How does it look?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/13.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/16.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/14.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/16.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/15.jpg

Who will I share it with?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/17.jpg

I hope this sparks a few ideas for people. Feel free to swipe my design, or show me yours. graucho
 


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fetor56

Guest
Nice professional job there graucho,encourages members to follow your example.Well done and i'll be doing the same. :)
PS...But not from that dealer,$12 for the switch...$83 for freight........i'll try local.
 
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Large Filipino

Guest
That's so fly,man. That rules HUGE!!

Hey! How about having that key switch going in your handlebar? How crazy would that be?

If I had a welder you KNOW that would be a steel pipe welded on the frame.
 
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fetor56

Guest
I bought this today and intend putting it on my 4-stroke(probably on the handlebars)...AU$8.50
switch.JPG
 
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hot70cc

Guest
Well, when I hear of a keyed ignition on a motored bicycle I smile and have to laugh. Keyed ignition? what for? If someone wants my bike their going to ride off with it, or throw it in the back of their truck, etc.etc. Ive always thought my toggle switch by my throttle was good enough. But then my wife says....since when, is "good enough", "good enough" for you?
Then I thought, ya! And what about the "hey man thats cool" factor that been with me since a kid. Well forget if it makes sense or not, I had to do it anyways.

First, It had to be slim. It had to be "out if the way". It had to match the bike. And, I had to keep my "toggled kill switch" by the throttle.

Next I had to find the proper keyed switch. I used the top one. I re-soldered thicker 18 ga wires to the switch posts.
http://www.electricscooterparts.com/keyswitches.html

Then I had to find the correct mounting devise. Hum, what do I use?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/01.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/03.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/04.jpg

Where do I put it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/02.jpg

How do I mount it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/05.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/06.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/07.jpg

What color do I make It?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/08.jpg

How do I mount it?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/09.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/10.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/13.jpg

How do i wire it, and how will the wires fit?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/keyed_wire_diagram.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/11.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/12.jpg

How does it look?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/13.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/16.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/14.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/16.jpg
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/15.jpg

Who will I share it with?
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/grauchosbikes/17.jpg

I hope this sparks a few ideas for people. Feel free to swipe my design, or show me yours. graucho
LOL, sorry have to laugh, Must have alot of time on your hands. Also from the looks of your bike you could've bought a motorcycle for the amount of money you had spent on that. Very nice bike all pimped out.
 
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Large Filipino

Guest
Dude. You think that's pimp,you should check out his mini choppers.
 

fatboy67

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2008
Messages
107
great stuff

Wow your bike looks a million dolars. Thank you for taking the time to post all the step by step photos and also where to buy the item. Great idea.
Hey what was the Boost bottle under your fule tank?????

Thanks for thinking of others with your work
 
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fetor56

Guest
Hey Fetor, where'd you get the switch?
Cheers,

Glenn
A place called Barry's Electrical...it's a local auto electrician were i live but i'm sure any good auto electrician would have them.I like it cos it's small/cheap/nice quality, & when it's in the ON position the key can't withdraw.
 
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