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Old 06-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #17401
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[QUOTE=stevh0;21707660]whats the easiest way to fit a keyed ignition? Bike needs to go for road worthy and I doubt they will pass it without.[/QUOTE

I used a Honda switch and a relay so it would be a little harder to steal. But just a switch that is open in the on position parallel to the kill button will work
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #17402
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Dried blood on the tank and handle bars will keep people from stealing it too, maybe scatter some spent shell casing around the scene, a little yellow crime scene tape, the bike isn't going anywhere.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #17403
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meh,my indicators on the pig is dead. I've got a broken rear turn signal too. Could this be the reason that none are working?
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #17404
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whats the easiest way to fit a keyed ignition? Bike needs to go for road worthy and I doubt they will pass it without.[/QUOTE

I used a Honda switch and a relay so it would be a little harder to steal. But just a switch that is open in the on position parallel to the kill button will work

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #17405
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meh,my indicators on the pig is dead. I've got a broken rear turn signal too. Could this be the reason that none are working?

Yes, most likely,
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #17406
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whats the easiest way to fit a keyed ignition? Bike needs to go for road worthy and I doubt they will pass it without.[/QUOTE

I used a Honda switch and a relay so it would be a little harder to steal. But just a switch that is open in the on position parallel to the kill button will work
Since I'm a simpleton, do I understand to add the switch before the kill button?
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #17407
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padlock (through the rear disc rotor) > keyed ignition
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #17408
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Here is what I use. Stock Honda switch.



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Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #17409
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Since I'm a simpleton, do I understand to add the switch before the kill button?
Thanks.

It is before, but electrically its at the same time. Imagine instead of using the kill switch, which sends the coil power to ground, you stripped the wire and ground it before it gets to the handle bars.

Hello Kitty stickers also make your bike less likely to be stolen, and increase the chance of passing inspections.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #17410
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[QUOTE=crypto666;21730057Since I'm a simpleton, do I understand to add the switch before the kill button?]

I have been a industrial control electrician for 35 years. I do understand series and parallel circuits.

Because the circuit grounds the ignition it would be a parallel circuit. Putting the switch before the kill button would be a series circuit. Therefore it would not kill the bike.

If you don't feel foolish you should.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:05 AM   #17411
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Originally Posted by crypto666;21730057Since I'm a simpleton, do I understand to add the switch before the kill button?

I have been a industrial control electrician for 35 years. I do understand series and parallel circuits.

Because the circuit grounds the ignition it would be a parallel circuit. Putting the switch before the kill button would be a series circuit. Therefore it would not kill the bike.

If you don't feel foolish you should.

A switch in series with the kill switch won't do anything but disable your kill switch. Switches in parallel share common nodes and are redundent performing the same function.

No, I do not feel foolish, but you should since this is not the XRR electrical thread.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #17412
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It is before, but electrically its at the same time. Imagine instead of using the kill switch, which sends the coil power to ground, you stripped the wire and ground it before it gets to the handle bars.

Hello Kitty stickers also make your bike less likely to be stolen, and increase the chance of passing inspections.
I won't put any kitty stickers on my bike or BuRPsa's dogs might attack me
Come to think of it BuRPsa might attack me himself because my BRP is a motard
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:40 AM   #17413
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Decompressor

Is it rocket science to take the auto decompressor apart and assemble it again?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:50 AM   #17414
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2060 Mile Trip - Oil and Gas Consumption

Dudes, just go back from 2060 mile Gunslinger's Divide Ride up and down the length of New Mexico. My XRR was flawless the whole time. 1-3 kicks to start it, never missed a beat!

Wondering how my oil consumption and MPG compares to others?

Oil - Every 700-750 I added 1/4 quart. It was about mid-way on the dipstick and 1/4 quart brought it right up to full. Sound about right? My buddy's KTM was using about double that.

Down side: Was not able to change my oil, so ran it way past the 1,000 mile point, but the oil still looks quite clean. Oh well....

Gas - About 35-40 MPG depending on riding conditions. The bike does run a tad rich, but I dont mind that since its better than too lean. Plug never fouled and was never hard to start.

Gearing - STOCK 14/48. Worked well, while I considered a 45 tooth rear, I did not seem to really need it. The stock gearing was great in some tricky situations (see pic) where the extra grunt was welcome. Generally on the road and straight fire roads we cruised at 60 MPH.

Valves: Checked before the trip only adjusted one, so will check and see if they have tightend up.

This was my first major trip on the bike, and I loved it. Super reliable, great handling, rock solid!

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Old 06-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #17415
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Dudes, just go back from 2060 mile Gunslinger's Divide Ride up and down the length of New Mexico. My XRR was flawless the whole time. 1-3 kicks to start it, never missed a beat!

Wondering how my oil consumption and MPG compares to others?

Oil - Every 700-750 I added 1/4 quart. It was about mid-way on the dipstick and 1/4 quart brought it right up to full. Sound about right? My buddy's KTM was using about double that.

Down side: Was not able to change my oil, so ran it way past the 1,000 mile point, but the oil still looks quite clean. Oh well....

Gas - About 35-40 MPG depending on riding conditions. The bike does run a tad rich, but I dont mind that since its better than too lean. Plug never fouled and was never hard to start.

Gearing - STOCK 14/48. Worked well, while I considered a 45 tooth rear, I did not seem to really need it. The stock gearing was great in some tricky situations (see pic) where the extra grunt was welcome. Generally on the road and straight fire roads we cruised at 60 MPH.

Valves: Checked before the trip only adjusted one, so will check and see if they have tightend up.

This was my first major trip on the bike, and I loved it. Super reliable, great handling, rock solid!
Thanks for the info, hope the ride was good, I need to read your dualsport writeup as I am in the process as well.
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