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Title: Starter button trouble
Post by: 76550fss on May 06, 2013, 06:05:57 PM
After bruising bones in my foot, I tried to put an aftermarket push button starter switch in my 76 550. No dice. It's just a momentary switch that should connect to the green/red and red/yellow wires, correct? Is there something I'm missing? Somewhat related, what are the black/red and black/yellow wires for? I can't find them on any wiring diagrams I've found.


Title: Re: Starter button trouble
Post by: Alan F. on May 07, 2013, 08:21:09 AM
If I remember the starter solenoid correctly, you'll need to add 12V DC to those wires to move the contactor inside, which in turn closes the higher current circuit to the starter motor. Most any momentary push button switch should do, but switches rated about 1 Amp will last longer than those rated less...

You should be able to trace the wires from your solenoid with an Ohm meter to your handlebar wiring. One may go to battery + or to GND, but the other should go right to the switch at the bars.

Sound about right Gents?
Alan


Title: Re: Starter button trouble
Post by: Vreihenmotor6 on May 08, 2013, 10:42:56 PM
basically there is on with ignition wire going to the switch, when the starter button is nor being pressed it powers the headlight, when you press the start button it cuts the power to the headlight and provides it to the starter

I was having all sorts of issues with this earlier this year, I tried to clean the contacts on the switch only to find that the switch was being held together by the housing and once removed it could never go back together again (do not disassemble it, the plastic housing is most likely broken)

I was considering a small push button but that means the headlight would be either on with the starter motor, or I'd have to hook up some relays to mimic what the stock switch does

in  the end I spent about $100 on a new right control assembly and it solved the issue, as its my fiancees bike and I don't want to get the "my bike won't start" call from her


Title: Re: Starter button trouble
Post by: Connito on May 09, 2013, 07:45:56 AM
Yeah, it's not the cheap, but certainly the best solution!


Title: Re: Starter button trouble
Post by: 76550fss on May 09, 2013, 12:43:43 PM
Gotcha! Thanks guys. Kickstart only for me for now I guess. Any ideas on the black/red and black/yellow wires?


Title: Re: Starter button trouble
Post by: Vreihenmotor6 on May 09, 2013, 07:47:10 PM
I don't know wire colors off the top of my head but there is also a kill switch in that housing, I would think it has atleast one, maybe 2 wires