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Old 07-23-2010, 05:24 AM   #1
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Hidden ignition switch?

Someone jacked up my ignition with a screwdriver. Key goes in, but won't turn. The OEM ignition switch may be discontinued. K&L sells a "universal" switch.

Apparently there are some permanent type bolts involved that I need to drill out or something of that nature. Sounds like a pain.

I'm wondering about a hidden switch or something, bypassing the stock switch altogether.

Just not sure what my options are at this point.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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Re: Hidden ignition switch?

I don't know what kind of bike you are wondering about... I did this to one of my bikes (KTM 450) and it was pretty easy. Used a 2 pole 12 volt waterproof switch mounted in a concealed area. I would think it would not be complicated. Be glad to help if you want to make the trip to east Fort Worth area.

For all the trouble I would just install another key switch, I think.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #3
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Re: Hidden ignition switch?

With a set of jewelers files you could most likely clean up the burrs that are not letting the pins move back out into the key grooves.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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Re: Hidden ignition switch?

The "permanent type bolts" are probably just security bits of some type...like these.

I'm guessing a KLR switch might work if the KLX has been discontinued.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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Re: Hidden ignition switch?

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The "permanent type bolts" are probably just security bits of some type...like these.

I'm guessing a KLR switch might work if the KLX has been discontinued.
I've got the whole key cylinder out, but it's still connected by 2 wires which I think are the on/off for the whole bike, and another plastic connector with 4 wires. There are 2 weird screws/bolts? that are holding the assembly together. How do I crack this thing?

Anyone with a KLR, does this ignition setup sound familiar?

The two wires are brown and white, the brown is connected to the other 4 which are br, y/r, bk/w, bk/y. These connect to the kill switch and starter button.
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