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Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition

 
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buddys_n_blasters
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Cheap Alternative to OEM Ignition Reply with quote

Bought a scoot but it needed a new ignition. I didn't want to pay the 100 or so bucks for a new OEM part, so I looked around and found this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074X4VCNL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fits the buddy perfectly (at least my buddy 50), only issue is the steering lock is a little long. To fix that just take the steering lock pin out of your old broken ignition and fit it into this one.

The seat latch cable also took a little bit of adjusting (i had to tighten the spring in the latch under the seat, talked about this in a different post), but in the end it worked out and saved 80 bucks. Not bad!

(Check message below for clarification on the wiring situation)


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tenders
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I”m not in the market for a new ignition, but that is cool. Does it have a compatible seat release mechanism too?
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buddys_n_blasters
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tenders wrote:
I”m not in the market for a new ignition, but that is cool. Does it have a compatible seat release mechanism too?


Yep, it works. The latch uses a regular cable, and this one has a place for the cable head to fit and the internals to pull it when you turn the key counterclockwise. It pulls a little bit less distance, so I had to tighten up the spring in the seat latch to compensate, but it definitely works now Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 pm    Post subject: Aftermarket ignition switch Reply with quote

Thanks for the post! I bought the same aftermarket ignition switch but the plug is different and the wires are different colors. Did you have to rewire the original plug on the one you bought?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:56 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket ignition switch Reply with quote

djrocker1007 wrote:
Thanks for the post! I bought the same aftermarket ignition switch but the plug is different and the wires are different colors. Did you have to rewire the original plug on the one you bought?

Thanks!


Yes that's true, I totally forgot about that part! So to get around that I did the following:

1) Remove the stock ignition - self explanatory

2) Take off the white plastic plug from the stock ignition - Remove the wires from the white plastic plug on both the stock ignition AND the amazon one I linked. You have to get in there with a tiny screwdriver, depress the copper barb that keeps it in place, and pull.

3) Put new wires into old plug - Stick the now-plugless wires from the amazon ignition into the stock plug. Unfortunately I forget the exact positions and color codes and i have the bike closed so i cant take a pic. You can figure it out using a continuity check from a multimeter, just match everything up as best you can - key in the on position should make the wires closest to the clasp beep, I remember that much. You'll notice there's a 4th wire with a round tip that doesn't fit. Next step addresses that. If you have any trouble here let me know i can try a little harder to remember.

4) Replace the wire with the round metal tip with a compatible metal tip from the old - Cut the compatible metal tip off of one of the stock wires, leave some extra wire, you'll need it. Cut the round tip off of the 4th wire and splice the compatible end onto it.

After that you should be all set! Let me know how it goes for you!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Wiring Reply with quote

These are the colors I have on the new switch vs. the original plug. I cut the wires and was going to solder/heat shrink them. When I hooked it up as pictured, it blew the fuse. Thanks again for the assistance.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about the fuse. If i had to guess I'd say the black wire on the left should take the place of the orange wire on the right. Doing a continuity check with a multimeter and matching outcomes is the only way to be 100% sure.
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