the keyed kill switch

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by eltatertoto, Mar 7, 2008.

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  1. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    ok, shiek reffered me to this in his thread, but i started a new one, cause i tried doing this on my schwinn with a push button switch, and it didnt work. so i might be asking for some tech support.... but ANYWAY here is the switch on the muray, i just drilled a 7/8" hole in it, and the key part comes off, so you sandwich the box in the middle.

    parts list

    speaker wire (already had it) $4.00

    switch $5.00 about

    project box from radioshack $4.00

    2 zip ties $0.03

    about 3 yards of tape on 2 connections Priceless

    i mounted it off center, because i plan to somehow incorperate my speedo into that, cause as you can see from the pics my bars are kinda cluttered.

    see the vid here

    tell me what ya think!, im all ears! sugguestions welcome

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  2. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Its kinda chunky unfortunately. I like to keep my handlebar rather uncluttered so personally i'd mount that thing down low. like behind the seatpost on the stingray. keep going on it though, eager to see how this turns out.
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    It's great i see that u went ahead with this idea and what you've done looks good.Even better when u inc the speedo....i'm just lucky i havn't got a little brother.
  4. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    Its awesome!
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  5. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    why thumbs down? and i hope to insert the speedo soon.....
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    skyliner, cut the kid some slack...he's tryin
    I think once you work out the mounting better, it'll be less 'boxy' and obvious
    if you like it and it works, that's what matters
  7. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    well, in the future i plan to make it a dash and make my own blinkers and stuff, with a motorcycle battery, and some motorcycle blinkers. and charge it peridoicaly. thats why its soo big and once i get the stuff mounted in it, i plan to mount ot lower, and less obviously.
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  8. You can't please everybody, eltatertoto. I think the idea is cool, and it will look great once you finish the dash, congrats on being the first to do a keyed kill switch.
  9. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Don't let it bother ya...thumbs up or thumbs down who cares.The most IMPORTANT thing is u did it and u like it.No-one should ever be criticized for making an attempt :)
  10. npk1977

    npk1977 Guest

    The problem here is that the key provides almost no security... All a thief has to do is cut the wires to the switch.

  11. hot70cc

    hot70cc Guest

    agreed, as stated in the last thread keyed switch on a motorised BICYCLE is pointless. But i do respect your time and effort spent on it.
  12. Cap the white wire. Run blue to switch to blue,black to black.
    It would work now. Speaker wire should work as long as it's thicker than the blue wire. Less resistance that way. Remember the longer the wire the more resistance you'll have with the current having to travel a long way to get that spark. So the thicker the wire,I would think the less resistance.
    ...maybe if the wire is extended that long maybe it should be the black or ground wire that should be spliced. That way the blue wire has a short way from coil to magneto and the black returns the current anyway rather than gives the current as in the case of the blue wire.
    Let us know how it goes and what wiring worked for you.
    CONGRATULATIONS on being the first!
  13. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    if run that way, cutting the wires would leave the cdi inoperable
    my toggle kill switch is set-up the same way (for that reason)
    and, as others have posted, breaks the connection to kill engine, rather than grounding cdi out to kill it (which should extend life of cdi)
  14. Good to hear! I think the keyed kill switch will require a bit of finesse to pull off in a way that would be entirely aesthetically pleasing, but I think constructing a dash would be the best way.
  15. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    well, i went out on the ray today (the white wire came undone was why the kill didnt work in the 1st place.) and i went to my grandparents, where my dad bent the factory exhaust and now i have a working exhaust until i get the other one fixed. and the wire came undone somwhere on the way home, so i gotta do it again. i might try to do it the way u guys sugusted, if i remember to. but if it aint 1 thing its another! my dad says my bung is leaking on my tank (the place the petcock screws in) he says its leakin at the base. so, i guess i am buying another tank...... grrrrrr
  16. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    IF it's cracked and leaking at the base there must be some sorta gas resistant glue u can use...welding would be better but if that's not possible go into an automotive store and see what's available.
  17. grndslm

    grndslm Guest

    Yea, because of this and the fact that once the bike has been removed from the lock, the thief HAS your bike... I wouldn't bother.

    Get a good LOCK!
  18. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    believe me, i have a good lock.....or 3 lol i use a u lock by bell (not pen pickable) and 2 cable springy looking locks.
  19. This is good stuff. It's like clay that sets rock hard. I got this at the local auto parts store.
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