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Old 08-03-2009, 07:33 PM
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Getting rid of the light/kill/starter switch assembly

I want to get rid of the large light/kill/ starter switch assembly on the bars and install a smaller, simpler switch. I have jammed my thumb into it a few times and it is annoying. I don't run with lights. I have seen a picture in an article with a MX bike type kill switch wired up to act as a starter button. Does any one have any ideas? Or maybe tell me what other people are running just so I can get some ideas. Post a pic if any of you have put on a different switch.

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Old 08-03-2009, 07:58 PM
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I have yet to do it on the 450...but I ran a kill switch (Yamaha style) as the starter button on my old KFX400 and loved the set-up. Took so much clutter off the bars and was great for racing! All you have to do, if you're not running lights, is tap right into the power and ground wires coming into the switch from the original harness. I used a DMM to find what wires we what and went from there. You could prolly chop it all off short under the front hood for a clean look. I also highly recommend removing the clutch sensor switch as they are common to mess up from being banged on a lot of sport quads. All you have to do is tie the two wires together and you can start any gear. Be careful though cause it'll start when you hit the button...no matter if the clutch is pulled or not. haha
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:31 PM
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Look for a YZ starter button. alot of company sell them and ebay. 10$-15$ and look on here or on kfx450central.com for a write up on how to do it. i think 05greenmachine posted it. here a real old picture of when i first did it.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:58 PM
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baldwin racing sells a starter button with a pro design killswitch and relay. 2minute install i run this works great but is pricey.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:06 PM
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i did somthing simular on my old 400ex and ill say it definantly opened up the bars a bit i also ran a single push button swicth for headlights as well no high beam olny low as i had hids so just needed 1 switch ive yet to do that to the kawi but plan to in the future!
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