I think lance has given us the correct name for the" mechanical part" of the ignition switch assembly. So in total we have:
1. The ignition key
2. Ignition key cylinder, lock bolt assembly. (The lock bolt being the bronze colored cylinder that Cindy identifies in her pictures, to lock the front wheel)
3. Ignition switch assembly (has the electrical contacts and wires)
Could I say that the base of the cylinder has a "drive tab" that fits into a "drive slot" that rotates to activate the switch?
Cindy did you rermove one pic in this series from the gallery? I was sure there was a pic of the contacts inside the switch the first time I looked at it. I cannot find it today.
EDIT 2009 MARCH 13: LINK TO global recon`s INTERNAL IGNITION SWITCH PICTURES #1 THRU 4. THEY ARE NOT ALL TOGETHER, BUT ALL ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF GALLERY. https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=505
(THESE ARE THE PICS REFERED TO IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH).
What do you think Cindy, does any of this help simplify the identification of parts in pictures and text? If so, use anything that strikes your fancy.
1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady
" or "Bad Girl
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15
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