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agigau_k
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:05 pm  Reply with quote
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Would anyone know how or where I can find information on how to add an ignition switch to my 1971 Bajaj 150 (just like vespa sprint)? Also, what type of switch will I need? The engine was upgraded to a 12v system with an electric start.

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Matty
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:23 am  Reply with quote
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Do you mean starter button? I would think you have an ignition switch on the headset.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:54 am  Reply with quote
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There is a ground/kill wire running off the ignition coil to the kill button. You will need to tap into that with a switch that will ground in the off position.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:51 pm  Reply with quote
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An ignition switch with a key. I would like to have an ignition switch to help slow someone down from walking up, kick starting the bike, and taking off.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:21 pm  Reply with quote
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Would you rather

get a new headset that has a key switch

drill into your current headset to add one

hide it in the side glove box

or

drill into the body?

Chris installed one on his crappy bike near the choke and gas levers, that looks decent.

Whatever you do you'll need to figure out the wiring.

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Lisa
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:22 pm  Reply with quote
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It takes me less time to put my scoot in the back of a truck than it does to start it. Of course, that's my scooter....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:12 pm  Reply with quote
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Also, remember that key switch or no, all you have to do is pull the right wires back by the stator to defeat any key switch mechanism - this is true of the P-series / Stella family, so I'm assuming it's true of the vintage bikes too. And Lisa's point is the really big one, I think.

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