Killswitch in the Seat - But which seat to use?

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by DuctTapedGoat, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    I'm thinking about routing the kill switch to be weight activated in the seat. The mechanics of it I know I can do, but I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions as to what seat would be both comfortable and functional for this purpose. And when I say comfortable, I mean smaller than a riding lawn mower seat, and more cozy than a 2x4.

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    I think your idea would be set aside quickly after you try it.
    Every good bump shuts off the engine, when you come to a stop, you can't change position, can't stand on the pedals to cushion a bump's effect on your back.

    I got a cloud 9 seat and it is nice.
  3. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    Very good point. What triggered this thought was...

    I was at WalMart the other night and noticed an electric rascal style cart in the parking lot. So, I decided to take it back inside. It seriously took me like 5-10 minutes to realize it had a trigger in the seat, rendering it immobile otherwise.

    I'm hoping to use this idea as kind of a theft prevention feature, among a few other ideas, which are nothing more than fleeting ideas, such as; keyed killswitch and disabling the clutch.
  4. CJ5

    CJ5 New Member

    Killswitch in the Seat

    If You were to put a switch on the pressure switch to control when it works and when not you could choose whether or not to use it depending on the terain. Also I am currently looking into a effective way to put a small key ignition (like on a lawmower) on a home made dash to effectively kill the engine if the key isn't in. also am working on a cheap way to put a magnatized alarm on the rear or front wheel that would go off as soon as the bike was moved. Was going to go with something electric but was wondering if there was a way to wire it to a 12v, 6v battery or "White Wire". Any Ideas would be great
  5. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    White wire's only gonna help you when the motor is engaged. Any other system would have to be battery operated.

    I mentioned this in another thread...

    Just a couple other random ideas. I know this is a worry a lot of us have...
  6. CJ5

    CJ5 New Member

    If I come up with something funtional for the alarm, I will post pics.
  7. CJ5

    CJ5 New Member

    Should I start a new thread for this alarm thing or does one already exist?
  8. DuctTapedGoat

    DuctTapedGoat Active Member

    I'm not sure if there is one - as I mentioned, in another thread I asked if there was an antitheft thread, it'd probably get a lot of good action and advice. I just tend to bring it up when it denotes it. :D