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Offline Wide Glide

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Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« on: January 24, 2018, 05:23:40 AM »
Would like to add Solenoid cover with button and see the range from $100-$25. Can I just go cheap on this or should I spend more money.

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Offline Deye76

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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 05:41:33 AM »
25 dollar one works just fine. Not much to them.
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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 07:52:15 AM »
 :agree:  What he said. $20
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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 08:15:18 AM »
Dont make it too complicated -

The old cars all had on floor starter switches.
look around in eBay get a style you can readily use-about 20 bucks.
No relay required.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Auto-Tune-PT907-Ignition-Floor-Starter-Switch/182759382495?epid=1265102407&hash=item2a8d4edddf:g:K5kAAOSwaOxZtvZQ&vxp=mtr
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Offline turboprop

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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2018, 09:31:33 AM »
Would like to add Solenoid cover with button and see the range from $100-$25. Can I just go cheap on this or should I spend more money.

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If this is driven by reliability and not appearances, you could go real cheap buy simply drilling a hole in the cover and using a phillips screw driver. Be sure to source a small rubber cap to plug the hole. Simply press a screwdriver into the hole, done.
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Offline DresserDan

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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 09:50:21 AM »
I did the drill a hole as I could not find a push button one for my 90FXR . I just keep a long bolt or something like a screw driver on the bike in case I need it on the road. Any others I use the cheap button style.

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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 01:51:31 PM »
I've had the hole in the cover for years. got a plastic 3/8th plastic rod the fits the hole and is covered by a short piece of electrical tape.
tape stays put all year and you can't see it anyhow.
too small of a rod and it can get stuck in the end of some of the plungers.

Offline PIRSCH FIRE WAGON

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Re: Solenoid Cover with Starter Button
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 08:44:34 PM »
Saw this and began laughing uncontrollably.

I have the $25 one.

But, here's a story. Sturgis about 10 years ago the guy camping next to us had his Solenoid go south. We cleaned with what we had using a Emery Board. Worked fine for a day or two. Then it was just too FUBAR's. Showed him how to push the plunger in with a Screw Drive HANDLE and then just put it and the Plunger in his Tour Pack. So he did for a couple days. He was happy as all get out.

It's beginning to rain for about an hour, every thing was wet. So, it's time for them to leave about 4 am one morning.

We're just lying down in the Test and all of a sudden the Tent lights up as if lightning hit. I hear a loud scream and my Tent collapsed from his side.

I got up to see just what the heck happened.

In the dark he was having trouble finding the end of the Plunger, but he was using the Metal End of the screwdriver. Which, was pulled to the Magnets when things started turning and wouldn't fall loose, he was Barefoot, lit his world up!

Still laugh my Butt off when I think of it! 200 AMPS rocked his world!
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