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i just wired up my new drag bike and have a question on the tether.
i have shortened my wire harness and taken out all the unnecessary
components (lights, key switch ect....).
i have my tether wired into the coil and am currently using it
for the only kill switch. i went for a test ride and acciedntally
touched the metal end of the tether switch and got a nice little jolt.
have any of you all had this happen to you?
 

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that doesnt sound right......

i was just getting ready to order one... hmm
 

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QUOTE (hilarious @ Jun 27 2008, 08:40 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3800i just wired up my new drag bike and have a question on the tether.
i have shortened my wire harness and taken out all the unnecessary
components (lights, key switch ect....).
i have my tether wired into the coil and am currently using it
for the only kill switch. i went for a test ride and acciedntally
touched the metal end of the tether switch and got a nice little jolt.
have any of you all had this happen to you?

Some of them require you to run a capacitor, I'm sure that's all you need to do...you can get them from radio shack, just solder it inline and wrap some electrical tape around it. Since you only run for a few seconds it shouldn't build enough heat to melt the tape.
 

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aw heck. i thought about puttin a couple resistors inline with it to step the voltage down
but i dont know how much is going through that little orange wire.
you really think the tape wont melt, the wire is right behind the radiator?
 

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QUOTE (hilarious @ Jun 27 2008, 11:40 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3800i just wired up my new drag bike and have a question on the tether.
i have shortened my wire harness and taken out all the unnecessary
components (lights, key switch ect....).
i have my tether wired into the coil and am currently using it
for the only kill switch. i went for a test ride and acciedntally
touched the metal end of the tether switch and got a nice little jolt.
have any of you all had this happen to you?


There is a another way to wire the kill switch and you won't get any shocks like you are now. If you still have it, there is a wire coming from the CDI that is black/yellow. This wire was once connected to your stock on/off switch. If you wire one side of the kill switch to that wire, and the other to ground, it will kill the ignition as you want.
 

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QUOTE (Lightninn @ Jun 27 2008, 04:00 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3881There is a another way to wire the kill switch and you won't get any shocks like you are now. If you still have it, there is a wire coming from the CDI that is black/yellow. This wire was once connected to your stock on/off switch. If you wire one side of the kill switch to that wire, and the other to ground, it will kill the ignition as you want.

ahhhh...i know the wire you speak of. its actually a white/black wire in my harness.
I will have to try it out.
thanks
 

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QUOTE (hilarious @ Jun 27 2008, 06:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3883ahhhh...i know the wire you speak of. its actually a white/black wire in my harness.
I will have to try it out.
thanks


Mine was white/black too I believe. I just tied into the black wire going from the harness to the coil I believe. Not sure if it was the ground or what. Cut power to it=no run, works great so far.
 

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My CR250 ignition does the same thing, nice little jolt if you touch the metal part of the tether.
My MSD ignition never did this. I wonder if I switched the wires going to the tether.....would cure this?
 

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QUOTE (Lightninn @ Jun 27 2008, 04:00 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3881There is a another way to wire the kill switch and you won't get any shocks like you are now. If you still have it, there is a wire coming from the CDI that is black/yellow. This wire was once connected to your stock on/off switch. If you wire one side of the kill switch to that wire, and the other to ground, it will kill the ignition as you want.
This is the best practice way to do things with an OEM'ish CDI, coil, wiring harness, etc.
 

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QUOTE (kawiking @ Jul 6 2008, 05:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=4646is pro design the only one that makes them..
Tusk (RMATV) and a couple others that I can't think of at the moment also make them, but the Pro Design unit is of far better quality......... The down side is that the PD unit is near twice the price of competitive switches.
 

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Black/white is correct on the color. Was going from memory. I had researched this before and found that grounding the black/white wire is better on the ignition system than tieing into the coil wires. Using the black/white wire kills the ignition the same as the original setup from the factory.
 

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QUOTE (Lightninn @ Jul 7 2008, 10:23 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=4683Black/white is correct on the color. Was going from memory. I had researched this before and found that grounding the black/white wire is better on the ignition system than tieing into the coil wires. Using the black/white wire kills the ignition the same as the original setup from the factory.

Hm, i do still have that wire hanging off. I wonder what i did with the one for the ground though...would it happen to be tied in with the black wire that goes from the harness to the coil?

Edit: re-read daves post. the ground wire comes FROM the tether, not goes to it right? so you only have 1 switch going from the harness to the kill switch.
 
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