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I'm thinking about relocating my ignition to clean up the font end, but I hate to lose the neck lock and I don't really know where to put it.
platkeyboy said:No, it really shouldn't be complex. I don't know if there are any exceptional issues with the ignition setup on your bike, but you could basically find the wire going from the key cylinder to the ignition, put that on one side of the switch, and simply run a 12V wire straight from your fusebox (or if you're not running one, use a fuse-able link), and connect it to the other side of the switch.
If you want the lights on the same switch as the ignition, make sure to buy a switch that can handle a higher amperage,
OR you can use a tiny inconspicuous switch and use a relay instead. This would be the "better safe than sorry" route, because it relieves the switch of the duty of carrying all of the amperage that your components will be using. Just buy a standard 5-pole relay at the local parts store. In this case, you would have a thin 12V wire feeding your tiny toggle switch, and the other side of the switch would feed pole "86" of the relay whenever you flip it. Pole "85" would be grounded to the chassis or the negative battery terminal, pole "30" would be a thicker 12V supply from the battery (this one should be fused to handle both the ignition and lights), pole "87" will feed your lights AND ignition, and pole "87A" will be left unused.
I know I have the relay part right, but if anyone has any other direction they would go with the whole thing, feel free to critique my ideas.
stript.714 o/c said:Dude loving the craftmanship i own the same year bike. I like how you used a sk8 helmet as a seat bumb great idea.
just dropping a message so i can keep track of the build cheers.
reelinfeele said:Looking good bro. I saw your post on the 26mm carbs. My past experience with different carb sizes is not good. You will end up trying to jet for less air and have no power. not worth the hassle, IMO. 32 to 26 is almost 20% drop in airflow. It will run, but your buddy on the ouch will be blowing your doors off.
HAAAAH that Is to funny. i get that all the time what is a cafe racer . Great idea on the bump i see all types of crafty things being used for the bump butt i think this is my favorite yet! Yo your bike build should be called the pink princess hah J/K.MILLENNIUM FALCON said:Thanks! I looked everywhere for somthing to give me the shape I wanted for a seat. Then I saw that helmet. $7 at target. It was a pink princess helmet. I built that seat about a year before I started my bike build so the seat sat on a shelf in my basement. Every single person that saw it had questions. "what is that?" "What is a cafe Racer?" "That hat has a big ass brim?" I finaly put it where people couldnt see it.