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Offline johns

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best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« on: February 04, 2019, 06:55:43 AM »
Looking to get my 03 FXDX ready to race this season and am looking at wrist kill & shift light options. Looks like Pingel makes a 1" bar kill switch with a bracket for the Dyna shift light. I also looked at the Dyna shift minder combo with the shift light. Thought I would ask you guys that are racing HD's if this is the best option or another might be better. Also looking for struts.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 07:11:28 AM »
A cheapie key ring run thru the bottom of the Run/Off switch is sufficient to tether to.
Struts without wheelie bars is Not recommended...hell... may not be Legal!!Plenty of shift lights out there... or use a Tach with built in adjustable Lite..If yer going to a national... LMK
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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 08:33:05 AM »
Thanks for the reply, not looking for cheap wrist kill just a good integrated bar mount design that is reliable and adjustable for RPM's for the shift light. Wrist kill that will pass inspection at any event. Surprised that not that many places list this particularly big name HD speed merchants like Zippers, T-man, Star etc.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 02:11:57 PM »
Because when any new person arrives at the track... we show them the Economy tethered kill... then ya can spend the $$ on any Shift light ya want..


BTW Pingel, is a Supporter of the Sport... Most of the others stand around with their Hand out.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 11:40:31 PM »
Pingel all day, I ran the Pingel electric shifter on my dyna, with programmable engine cutout on shifts.  Shift light was also used with Dynatek RPM programmer.
No need for cutout tether in my area on street bikes, so can't comment other than to say Racepres's cheap idea is cool.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 04:23:53 AM »
on my PG bikes,i used a DYNA shift minder & made my own dead man kill

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 06:58:09 AM »
Thanks guys as usual you helped me with good information and to make a decision.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 08:10:33 AM »
Had to make a last minute change. According to Dyna the shift minder is no longer compatible with the earlier carburated HD's like my 03 FXDX superglide. I ordered the Dyna shift light and Pingel wrist kill with mount for the Dyna shift light. On recommendation from Zippers I ordered the Autometer module to set the shift RPM's. No idea why the Dyna shift minder is not compatible but no warranty warning from them was enough for me to not use. The electronics from Autometer are also significantly less money and have more features.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 10:01:45 AM »
Warranty???? Never heard of Any kind of a Warranty on Race Parts...

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 04:17:16 PM »
Pingel for kill tether (mandatory running 10.99 or quicker, and 9.99 or quicker you need an NHRA license at NHRA tracks across the Country). Some NHRA tech guys want a clean bar mounted kill like Pingel or MPS (I was warned years ago by a tech running a pull kill off my on/off switch not to come back with it, even though it worked fine. He wanted a dedicated kill, so thatís what I run now.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 07:26:10 AM »
Pingel for kill tether (mandatory running 10.99 or quicker, and 9.99 or quicker you need an NHRA license at NHRA tracks across the Country). Some NHRA tech guys want a clean bar mounted kill like Pingel or MPS (I was warned years ago by a tech running a pull kill off my on/off switch not to come back with it, even though it worked fine. He wanted a dedicated kill, so thatís what I run now.

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Where you at??? California??
 And... An AMRA License works at NHRA Tracks... BTDT
Never heard of anyone having a Problem with the "pull the Rocker Switch" type Tethered Kill...
Don't know about other methods... but pretty sure the Methods Myself and Kirby...and others used back when may be frowned upon.. especially by Car Guys that ain't got a Clue what we are Doing!!!!

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2019, 09:24:29 AM »
Pingel for kill tether (mandatory running 10.99 or quicker, and 9.99 or quicker you need an NHRA license at NHRA tracks across the Country). Some NHRA tech guys want a clean bar mounted kill like Pingel or MPS (I was warned years ago by a tech running a pull kill off my on/off switch not to come back with it, even though it worked fine. He wanted a dedicated kill, so thatís what I run now.

Shift light-
MSD.

Where you at??? California??
 And... An AMRA License works at NHRA Tracks... BTDT
Never heard of anyone having a Problem with the "pull the Rocker Switch" type Tethered Kill...
Don't know about other methods... but pretty sure the Methods Myself and Kirby...and others used back when may be frowned upon.. especially by Car Guys that ain't got a Clue what we are Doing!!!!

For sure!

Yeah, most of the techs Iíve dealt with are car guys in the lanes that walk over to the bikes and some donít know what they are looking at. Some look for baffles in the exhaust, some donít. Some go thru and check everything on the bike, some just look at my license and sign me off. Like I said, the pull/kill switch off my original button worked fine for me, but after I got a tech who questioned it, I just got the Pingel, just in case. Iíve gone all the way to a T&T at one NHRA track and didnít pass tech cause a guy put a flashlight up my pipe and didnít see a baffle. Had to pack up and go home....complete waste of a day-all while cars with open headers are 10 x louder than my bike...crazy.

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 03:34:11 AM »
Pingel for kill tether (mandatory running 10.99 or quicker, and 9.99 or quicker you need an NHRA license at NHRA tracks across the Country). Some NHRA tech guys want a clean bar mounted kill like Pingel or MPS (I was warned years ago by a tech running a pull kill off my on/off switch not to come back with it, even though it worked fine. He wanted a dedicated kill, so thatís what I run now.

Shift light-
MSD.

Where you at??? California??
 And... An AMRA License works at NHRA Tracks... BTDT
Never heard of anyone having a Problem with the "pull the Rocker Switch" type Tethered Kill...
Don't know about other methods... but pretty sure the Methods Myself and Kirby...and others used back when may be frowned upon.. especially by Car Guys that ain't got a Clue what we are Doing!!!!


marty,im sure a lot of things "we did back in the day" on and off the track some people would frown on,LOL

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Re: best choice for4 shift light & wrist kill
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 05:31:25 AM »
Pingel for kill tether (mandatory running 10.99 or quicker, and 9.99 or quicker you need an NHRA license at NHRA tracks across the Country). Some NHRA tech guys want a clean bar mounted kill like Pingel or MPS (I was warned years ago by a tech running a pull kill off my on/off switch not to come back with it, even though it worked fine. He wanted a dedicated kill, so thatís what I run now.

Shift light-
MSD.

Where you at??? California??
 And... An AMRA License works at NHRA Tracks... BTDT
Never heard of anyone having a Problem with the "pull the Rocker Switch" type Tethered Kill...
Don't know about other methods... but pretty sure the Methods Myself and Kirby...and others used back when may be frowned upon.. especially by Car Guys that ain't got a Clue what we are Doing!!!!


marty,im sure a lot of things "we did back in the day" on and off the track some people would frown on,LOL

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Common sense was a rule too back then... I think...