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post #1 of 6 Old 08-19-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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08 DL650 Ignition switch bypass

Hi:
I am wanting to bypass the keyed ignition switch, I have looked at the switch wiring diagram, but am confused by the extra red wire and for some reason can't get my any brain wrapped around which wires need to go together to make it run.

So far I get all instrumentation and turn signals and starter motor BUT no ignition.

What I want is to replace and relocate the ignition with a simple on/off switch.

Looking for any hints or direction.

Just another weird question seeking answers.. all who wander are not lost, yet.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-20-2019, 05:00 AM
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Perhaps you should look for a replacement ignition switch that you can extend. IMO providing any info on the internet, on how to by-pass the ignition is like giving a possible thief a full instruction on how to steal a V-Strom. Not that I am in any way trying accuse you of any wrong doing. The ignition switch has a safety built into it to prevent from hot-wiring the bike. In your case, I understand that a toggle switch would be an easier option of powering up your ride. It can still be done with the ignition switch in place, by cutting the key off if necessary or leaving the key in place and extending a certain power lead via your proposed relocated switch. Just make sure that all affected circuits have switched power via your mod.

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Thanks for that, forgot about the ignition safety built in. Objective is to clean up the forks so I can relocate the instruments, part of the simplification process. Should have started with a simpler donor bike.
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Maybe move the ignition switch to a side mount, like used on most cruisers? What are you storing under the seat? Maybe move the complete ignition switch to under the seat and then from there feed the on/off switch to where you originally planned?
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Exactly what I am doing now. The more weight I remove the better it gets. The bike is now a perfect blend of features and agility and no cost transportation. I’m using a set of soft panniers & a back pack for trips.
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I found that with the cruiser side mounted ignition, the weight of the key ring vs damage to the tumblers was a concern. The tumbles took such a beating that a flat bladed screwdriver could be used to start the one cruiser. Had to padlock and chain the rear wheel, for extra security.
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