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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Relocating the ignition switch.

I'm in the process of relocating my ignition switch to the side of my bike near the top of the engine near the gas tank.
Has anyone else tried to do that?
I know I would have to build a bracket, and relocate the wires.
The wires would be easy to do as they are already on the left side of the tank where they plug into the harness.
I don't like my keys on the top as they rattle and rub against the warning light cluster.
Any ideas??
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I did something similar.. my ignition key is now on the left air filter cover... however, my electrical box is also moved to the same location.
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I have an '04 Honda Rebel project bike, with aftermarket steel sidecovers, and I relocated the ignition switch to the right sidecover. It is not the stock switch, I just removed that. This is simply a keyed on/off panel mount switch. I've always thought motorcycle ignition switches were too complicated, they don't need 5 or 6 positions, just on and off.

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I have an '04 Honda Rebel project bike, with aftermarket steel sidecovers, and I relocated the ignition switch to the right sidecover. It is not the stock switch, I just removed that. This is simply a keyed on/off panel mount switch. I've always thought motorcycle ignition switches were too complicated, they don't need 5 or 6 positions, just on and off.
That's true. All you need is to be able to turn it on and off.
I never lock the forks or use the parking lights.
A simple switch is all you need.
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thats all i got.. on and off
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