kill switch

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by rgd48, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. rgd48

    rgd48 New Member

    i'm rgd48 better known as hotrod. i'm new to this type of hobby and having a few problems. 0ne being the kill switch on my bike. it seems to function backwards. i have to keep it depressed in order for it to run. as i bought this bike used from someone else, i'm not sure this is correct. can you possibly help me? thank you in advance. --hotrod--

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Try switching the wiring at the ends. That should solve the problem.:idea:
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    to clarify, if the switch has three terminals, move the wire from the terminal at one end to the terminal at the other end.
  4. rgd48

    rgd48 New Member

    could my kill switch be defective? i've tried a few methods to no avail. also i can't keep a steady idle with the clutch disengaged. what can i do? help me please!!!!!!
  5. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    What do you mean when you say clutch 'disengaged'? Do you mean with the clutch lever squeezed in or out? If you mean lever out, that would be clutch engaged and engine in drive position. It will not idle in that position unless you have a centrifugal clutch. If you mean it won't idle with the lever squeezed in, that's another problem. Possibly idle screw is screwed out too far. If your clutch is not disengaging completlely that would also kill the engine at idle.
  6. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Hotrod...a 'good meaning' neighbor managed to 'fubar' my original kill switch before I could even get it installed. We went down to Radio Shack and he purchased a heavy duty toggle switch and small waterproof utility box to mount it in. I ran new wires from the motor to the mounted like a charm. Positive 'on' and positive 'off' chance for error. The whole thing was around 5 bucks or so.
  7. Turtle Tedd

    Turtle Tedd Member

    A lot of these switches that come with these HT kits are defective right out of the box ..I did the same as Patrick W ( and many others here )..Heavy duty toggle switch from Radio Shack is the best bet.
  8. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member


    Hotrod...In case you or anyone else is interrested, this should be a photo of my Kill-Switch and Waterproof Box mounded on the frame of The Meteor (just under the seat.)

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