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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Starter button relocation

Now I know some of you have done this, and I see it quite often on bobber builds. Hoping for those who have experience with this can chime in and share some tips/how to's. I'd like to relocate the starter switch/button to a different location. How easy/difficult is it to do? and will that mean that I lose the kill switch function?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 07:33 PM
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You can move it any place you want....it's easy to do if you understand automotive wiring basics. Buy a switch....mount it....run the wires to it. Same with the kill switch. Study the wiring diagram......solder and shrink tube all of the connections.

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Ok awesome, I kinda figured it's just a matter of having basic electrical knowledge but wanted to make sure. I appreciate the quick reply Mick! It was actually a comment of yours I read a while ago about having it in a "secret location" that got me wanting to so this lol
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-05-2014, 11:17 PM
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Let me know what you decide to do. I'd love to see it. Been tossing this idea around myself.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 01:08 PM
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im planning to do this over the winter, just doing my research now aswell and looking at swtiches etc. Just did the phelps exhaust mod 2 weeks ago and love that.
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I like these for the start button and micro toggles for the kill.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/201060759657?lpid=82

I do not support this ebay vendor and know nothing about them......it's just an example....

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 10:05 AM
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I did a full handlebar switch deletion on my 85 shadow vt500 bobber. It has the same headlight off when starter button is pressed feature that most bikes use.

I jumped out my kill switch and ran a 5 pin relay throught the headlight circuit and through the momentary button that I used.

So when the key is turned on and i hit the button, the head light shuts off and the motor starts.

I also have the head light switch wired through a ON/OFF/ON toggle. hi/off/low beam.
If you do this you won't need a 5 pin relay. Just remeber to leave the headlight off during startups. I have mine wired through both so I don't need to worry about weather or not the head light switch is off.

You key becomes your kill switch like mine is. Basically the kill switch is not needed.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 02:33 PM
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I never used a relay on the start button on my 1100....been there for almost 5 years and no issues. It's already wired through a relay so there is really no need for a second one.

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