use a standard push button for start button?


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shooter05
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use a standard push button for start button?

Postby shooter05 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:22 pm



1977 GL1000 Ok so while I was trying to figure out why my start button wouldn't work, It fell apart and I lost vitals. Since these seem to be a little too pricey for me. Could I use a standard momentary push button in its place?
I was also considering moving it to the fairing.

I see it has 3 wires hooked to it. I know one is in and the other is out. Is the third one just a ground?
Thanks
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Re: use a standard push button for start button?

Postby Fewman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:43 pm

Remember the starter button also turns off the headlight during cranking. Maybe that is the third lead function...?

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Re: use a standard push button for start button?

Postby Fewman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:27 pm

I found this info on the NGW forum...

"The original starter switch is not a simple momentary on/off switch. It is a single poll, double throw switch. It has 3 wires; a common, a wire to the headlight, and a wire to the starter. When it is in the resting position, it connects the common (which is the power) to the headlight. When you press it, it disconnects the headlight and connects the common (power) to the starter. This is done to give more power from the small battery to the starter."

Hope this helps...

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Re: use a standard push button for start button?

Postby shooter05 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:08 am

Help? Hell you gave me everything I need! Thanks! I'll grab one at the rat shack and fix it up. If I hadnt torn it apart and lost part of it, Id be fine. Guess I cant help but mess with stuff :D
Thanks again all!

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Re: use a standard push button for start button?

Postby 2speed » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:32 am

Hey...Shooter05.
You got a Part Number on that push button? Did it Honesty Work?
Lemmie-Know!

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Re: use a standard push button for start button?

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:58 pm

look at the other start button thread ..link , pics, etc.


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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