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Re: another red skull

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:07 pm

still havent received this skull switch. but as soon as i get it.. it will go through my rough testing to see what it can handle. just dont know where to mount it to the bride if it handles the current i give it?
going to use it for a push button start. thinking of mounting it to the right side cover. but then the left side cover wont match........ ooohh the drama :bg: ..........dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: another red skull

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:40 pm

Well I got the switch on Friday. Did some testing and this switch will handle everything I can throw at it. Here is where I am thinking of mounting it......... dan
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the problem i am seeing with using this switch for the starter button is...
the contacts are open. if it rains and water makes it to the contacts my starter will be activating while i am riding. bummer :(
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82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: another red skull

PostAuthor: rantingsmith » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:57 pm

Also rather close to some sensitive parts for exposed electrical contacs.. :ops:
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Re: another red skull

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:05 pm

true. plus the switch is not weather proof. if i get caught riding when it is raining there is a good chance the switch will sort out and cause the starter to engage. this is not a good thing. i could hide it. but why hide a skull????? i may just cover it in plastic then mount it where i have it..........dan
82 xv 750 skull on grips,levers,3rd brake and side covers.soft bags and tool bag, relay for coils, fresh inferno red, paint code PEL(red)

no time to do it right..always enough time to do it twice.
it is if is isnt :con:
If it went together easy... you forgot something.
when in doubt.... ground it out!

http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=35947 (bare bones wiring81-83 xv750)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=48895 (91 up xv750 bare bones)
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=36987(84-85 xv700,1000 bare bones)

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Re: another red skull

PostAuthor: ms8238 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:41 pm

electrical grease?

like used in boat trailers to fill bulb sockets so they don't rust or short out?
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Re: another red skull

PostAuthor: o c t o r » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:41 pm

Have it wear a HOODIE . . . Ha ha
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