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TOPIC: Re:Keyless ignition
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Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
Ok im looking for some brain storming. i am wanting to do away with my key. i had first thought of using a remote start alarm combo but realized that tapping in to that would probably not work as it only sends a pulse signal not a constant. so my new idea is a set of remote control fog lights the signal sent turns them on and they stay on til button on fob is hit to shut off. I am pretty sure the fog lights would draw a higher current so that the stock ignition would be easily less of one. and a little window shopping says a uniot like this runs around 40 bucks.......and go
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
i have looked at those and as much as i would love to go that route my family just doesn't have the budget for that right now. this is my way of trying to do it in a way i can afford.
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
Take hikes posted a similar solution on a thread I started a little while back. Basically this company has made a keypad start/stop so no key is required, I will see if I can find the thread and get back to you.
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
Ok the manufacturer is called "The kill" you can find them at Thekill.com . If I am not mistaken Takehikes has one of these units that he bought for a chopper project, I believe he is willing to let it go, maybe you two can make a deal?
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
While your idea sounds good, I think you would be overloading something designed for fog lights. The amp draw from 2 55 watt fog lights is under 10 amps and the amount of current running thru the ignition switch could be as high as 20 amps. At one time, Erbman was talking about doing something similar on his bike. If you could find that thread or maybe send him a PM, maybe he could help you out. If I remember right, his was a low budget setup unlike all these commercially available units.
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
If its just engaging a relay to the starter solenoid, should be fine. A relay doesnt that a whole lot of juice to engage.
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
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If its just engaging a relay to the starter solenoid, should be fine. A relay doesnt that a whole lot of juice to engage.If all you are using it for is to start the bike, that would work. If you are using it to power up the bike, replacing the key to turn on the ignition, then I don't believe it will.
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
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If its just engaging a relay to the starter solenoid, should be fine. A relay doesnt that a whole lot of juice to engage.If all you are using it for is to start the bike, that would work. If you are using it to power up the bike, replacing the key to turn on the ignition, then I don't believe it will.


Cant you install another relay to complete that task as well?
 
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Re:Keyless ignition 4 Years ago  
I don't think I had enough coffee this morning. The original idea should work as long as the relay it's using is rated high enough. IMO a 30 amp relay would be minimum.

I think I understand your original question correctly anyway. All you are interested in doing is getting rid of the key and using a key fob type remote to turn the ignition on but still having to push the starter button on the handle bars to actually start the bike.

As far as a complete remote starter system goes, it doesn't make much sense to me for a motorcycle, especially a carbed bike. The remote would not work the choke so the engine would already have to be warmed up enough to start without it.
 
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