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Quick Question.

I got my '59 VBA running this weekend and realized I have no idea how to stop it, other than turning the fuel tap off, or putting it in gear to kill it.

What is the right way to do it?
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Kill switch missing?

Interrupt the coil wire with a loop to a switch. Of course, you'll have to drill a hole somewhere for the switch.
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SFvsr wrote:
Kill switch missing?

Interrupt the coil wire with a loop to a switch. Of course, you'll have to drill a hole somewhere for the switch.
Wasn't sure there was one. There's a mess of switches on the handlebar but none of them did the trick.

Honestly I have no idea what any of them do.
Should one of these do it?
Should one of these do it?
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Button on left.
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Button on left.
I did notice the headlight dimmed when I pushed that one. I thought it might be the horn button.

I guess a rewire is in order. I expected as much.

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Horn button is the oblong button on right.
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Check!
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Maybe you need to hold it grounded for awhile as it dies??
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Probably. Now that I know what it is.
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