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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Ignition switch needed, w/key

I bought my bike off an old friend and the switch was broken, I can't afford to pay for a new one, being on a fixed income. I'd rather not have to hot wire it and put a few hidden switches on it so it would be a pain for someone to figure out how to get it to start.
Hopefully I'll find one here!!!! 😁😎
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How about a lockable box to secure the switches!

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When you say the switch is "broken", exactly what is wrong with it? Many here have successfully repaired switches that were not working.
Usually it's just a broken wire, a weak spring, or dirt on the contacts. If you believe you lack the skills to try fixing it, perhaps another member here can offer to look at it for you?

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I know a good hiding spot if you go that route.

Wonder if other Kawi switches will interchange? That would broaden the search.

As mentioned, there are threads here on servicing the switch. Some youtube videos too, I think.

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That's a great idea on the lockable box!!!! I certainly appreciate it!!!
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Not sure if I posted right, but I sent a thanks to you on the lockable box!!!
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The whole top portion is gone all that remains is a plastic plate with I believe, 4 wires going to it, and I'm still going to have to figure out how to wire it if I can't find a used one. Being on a fixed income makes it practically impossible for me to buy a new one with everything else I'm having to do.
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If I can't find a way to put a lockable box, as Thorn suggested, I would love to hear from you on the placement of a switch. As for servicing what is there, I believe it's impossible, since all I have is a plastic plate, with, if I can remember, without going and uncovering my bike, I don't have a garage, has 4 wires going to it. And as I stated, I can't afford a new one.
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The whole top portion is gone all that remains is a plastic plate with I believe, 4 wires going to it, and I'm still going to have to figure out how to wire it if I can't find a used one. Being on a fixed income makes it practically impossible for me to buy a new one with everything else I'm having to do.
Whelp, you may have some wires that are MIA. I think there are 7 or so wires attached to a stock ignition switch.
We'll get you sorted out when you decide which direction you want to go with it all.

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Thorn,
You're very correct, as I just got home, I checked the Forum, went out pulled off the tarp, sure enough, 7 wires!!! Maybe I've just been hoping it was only 4, but was thinking, how could it be. See, I've had this on hold for awhile for a number of reasons, but I decided about a month ago to start looking for and pricing parts, but then a couple of weeks ago I was talking to a friend I played with in a band years ago and I told him I had started buying a few things I needed to get my bike on the road. He asked how much I thought it would take and I gave him a rough estimate. He said, out of the blue, I lend it to you. It knocked me back!!! I had just told him the low end of the scale and I was hoping to find some decent used tires,(the ones on it are dry rotted), but just decided to find some new ones and actually found some reasonably priced through Amazon.
But I didn't include a new ignition switch in with it.
Thank God, the friend I got it from, had taken the time to drain all the fluids from it when he bought it. And I got my great deal because his Dad handed down his bike to my friend.
With any luck at all, after looking at the schematics over and over and over I'll figure out the wiring. I know I want to have a separate switch for the fan, and yes, so I won't forget to cut it on, it will also be in the locked box, as you suggested!!!!
Thanks so much for the input!!!
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