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Could I make a kill switch for my 99 r1 that would

Could I make a kill switch for my 99 r1 that would turn off and turn on all the lights and power? Currently my bikes lights and everything will stay on even with the key off and out the ignition. The bike itself will cut off but the lights stay on.

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Easily If you could wire it up to a relay the relay can turn off several things and turn on several things if you solder to the correct terminals. Is this for anti theft or is it in case you fall off the bike? :)

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

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  • Chris most Nov 29, 2013

    It's to keep me from having to disconnect the battery terminal when I'm done riding. Like I said I turn the bike off and take the key out of the ignition but the lights will stay on

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    mikadot Nov 29, 2013

    You can use a 1/4 inch headphone jack as the switch.

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    mikadot Nov 29, 2013

    You can use a solenoid instead of a relay

  • Chris most Nov 29, 2013

    I just need to find the main power wire right?

  • Chris most Nov 29, 2013

    Thank you for helping me out

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    mikadot Nov 29, 2013

    No problem Yes just the main from the battery to a new solenoid controlled by a switch or headphone jack


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