et4 ignition switch
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Px200 disk, honda cb500 twin
Joined: 03 Jan 2009
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Location: ireland
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:30 pm quote
got an et4 leader today, I think i need an ignition switch for it, some advice would be appreciated, so basically to start the engine you need to join 2 bare wires behind the horn cover AND have a chipped key present in the barrel, barrel is ther and working fine with a key but the electronic portion of it is missing(steering wont lock or glovebox open either, no i thought the ignition switch might just be a 2 wire job but then i seen a wiring diagram

http://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/ET4/et4-wiringdiagram.jpg


my understanding of this diagram is that if the ignition switch is absent then the immobiliser wont let the bike start,

i forget what colours i was joining and will check tomorrow as its dark now, is this diagram for a leader, pre leader, or both?

help where to get the spares ( if nesscesary) greatly appreciated.
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Px200 disk, honda cb500 twin
Joined: 03 Jan 2009
Posts: 310
Location: ireland
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:14 am quote


heres the problem in its glory now that i managed to get the glovebox open to remove the panel. so the to wires simply go back into the loom, now im very confused unless there is a 2 wire ignition switch availible, with those disconnected it acts as ignition completley off (immobiliser led flashing) and connected as it being on, (LED solid or no flash depending on if i have the key near) engine runs like this with the key in the barreland on the sensor

so help appreciated, is it a 2 wire ignition switch or do i seem to be missing the other wires from the switch?
also where would i replace the switch?
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Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:10 am quote
The ignition diagrams for both Leader and pre-Leader can be found here in the info_manual_2.pdf (page 6 and page 27):
http://www.wotmeworry.org.uk/manuals/useful%20info/

The wiring diagram you referenced is evidently for the pre-Leader model, yours sounds like a Leader - the number of wires and the colours match.
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Px200 disk, honda cb500 twin
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Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:52 am quote
aye mines a leader, just looked at your diagram jimc and it has saved me a lot of headache as it is infact a 2 wire ign switch, where would i pick up one of these or is it a matter of searching the breakers?
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Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:28 pm quote
Breakers, or a new one from a dealer - I'm pretty sure the switch assembly is a separate part from all the other key gubbins. BICBW...

If the key turns the barrel and 'locks on' then a microswitch and a relay could probably be bodged to work. Or just any old SPST switch placed somewhere discreet - perhaps a jack-plug that you insert. Did that on a car once, worked a treat.
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Px200 disk, honda cb500 twin
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Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:04 pm quote
my thoughts exactly, might sell it on though so will see
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