View Single Post
Old 06-19-2009, 07:30 PM   #42
CodeMonkee OP
Geek Adventurer
CodeMonkee's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Orygun
Oddometer: 5,610
Originally Posted by (sp?)
a keyed switch is soooo easy. the only hard part is finding a place to mount it. the DRZ switch is a nice one. so far all I've cut is a short jumper into a connector. I can source mating pins for that connector, so no big deal.

I also sourced mating connectors to intercept the fuel pump and have an extra set. with mating connectors you don't have to hack the harness. If I still have the extra connectors when I complete the wiring on my bike they're yours for my cost.
I wouldn't mind having a keyed switch, but it is easily bypassed and doesn't prevent someone from walking off with the bike.

I am researching what might be an effective method for locking the bike without carrying around a large, heavy, stiff cable lock. Maybe a disk lock, but those don't prevent someone from physically picking up the bike and putting it in a truck or van - which is what many bike thieves do.
'09 Husaberg FE570
'99 Beta Alp
'04 Ducati MTS - sold
Not all who wander are lost
CodeMonkee is offline   Reply With Quote