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Author Topic: Tilt switch on an old bike?  (Read 471 times)

Offline djsmiles

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Tilt switch on an old bike?
« on: May 17, 2018, 16:20:17 »
Hi, I'm looking to replace my kill switch with a tilt switch. Got a 75 Honda CL360. I've been looking online but can't find a universal tilt switch. Anyone out there know where I can find one and the best place to install it?

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 16:29:50 »
Tilt switch as in senses angle and shuts off over a certain angle?

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 17:31:42 »
It would be much better add the tip-over switch rather than replace the standard kill switch.   Lots of manufacturers make a tip-over switch.   Some of the guys on the ZRX forums use a Triumph switch as an add-on mod.  Sorry, I don't have the part number.
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Offline datadavid

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 05:30:19 »
So you can just ride straight in the garage and throw it on the floor instead of turning it off and parking it?

Offline djsmiles

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 07:37:37 »
The reason I wanted to use a tilt switch is because I installed these switches: https://www.ebay.com/itm/222227388306?ul_noapp=true
Turns out the push button switch is always open and it's too small to handle the power going through it. The hole in the handlebars is too small to replace with the correct button.
After doing more research I think the smarter option would be to use a kill switch relay. Do y'all agree? If so, Is it a SPDT relay that I would need and does anyone have a wiring diagram for how this would work properly?
https://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Holder-RLS125-Automotive-SRS105/dp/B00C0SATHE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1526639815&sr=8-6&keywords=spdt+relay

Offline Pete12

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 08:25:28 »
So you can just ride straight in the garage and throw it on the floor instead of turning it off and parking it?

Hahahaha

Offline djsmiles

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 08:48:22 »
Is this diagram correct for my scenario?

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 10:31:21 »
Yep relay is the way to go.
If your kill switch is normally open, then you'll want to wire the coils to the Normally Closed pin on the relay. If memory serves 87A is NC so your diagram is backwards.

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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 11:49:45 »
Well, that's a whole different kind of "tilt" switch.....
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Re: Tilt switch on an old bike?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 12:17:22 »
Take pin 30 straight to the battery via a suitable fuse.  That way you also reduce voltage drop through all the stock wiring and OEM switch.