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Old 12-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #50
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Location: ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
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New control panel. From the top left: Hi/Lo beam switch, master lights switch, key hole and ignition switch.

That's my new key. I picked up the idea from Corpses From Hell MB blog I think.

It doesn't open the tank tho.

I'm still waiting for the handlebars switches to arrive, so in the mean time I have no horn and have to hot wire it to start it up. Tomorrow I'll replace the clutch cable and hit the dirt.
Brilliant! I did something very similar when I needed to have a tether to compete in vintage snowmobile drags:

Unplugging it actually completes the circuit - which essentially turns on the kill switch. So, with the tether out, the kill switch works like stock. If you put the tether in and flip the kill switch off of run, the sled will die as soon as the tether is pulled.

If I hooked the wire to the other terminal, plugging it in would turn the circuit on. Never thought to use it as an ignition key. Pretty cool idea.
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