Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sacramento, California
Re: Ignition Switch Cutting Out
Just wanted to offer a follow up on my original post.
I knew my problem was with the switch, and needed a replacement, but I didn't really want to spend the $95 the local parts shop was quoting me.
Being hopelessly addicted to ebay, I'd been searching for a replacement. I ended up getting a switch with key off of a 1600 for aboput $20, and figured I'd gamble.
God bless Kawasaki. Even though it a frame mount switch, it had all 7 wires, all the right colors, so I held my breath and snipped the old wiring right at the old switch, and the new wiring right at the harness.
A couple quick prayers, some electrical tape and a judicious waving of chicken feet while chanting, and my baby fired right up.
I'ts pretty bad when you get cobwebs on a bike that's stored inside, but sometimes.......
Anyway, right now it looks pretty cheezy with the new switch wire tied to the throttle cable harness, but I was really hoping it would be temporary.
If I can find a good location, I may hard mount it to the frame somewhere, and mill out the otiginal location for a 12 volt accessory socket.
But if anyone is having switch problems, I know a 1600 switch will work, probably others too, as long as there are 7 wires.
Hope this helps.