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How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi,
key has slam wore out and refuses to turn the ignition switch on.
I would like to set up the ignition on toggle switches with the spring loaded switch for starting, what wires go where, if anyone knows.
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I cant completely help but i know the ignotion fuse is behind the left side cover in the little black box, have u tried to push the key down then turn it on, or push down let it come back up then turn hope this helps other suggestions on there way from other members
 
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
There is alot of information on wiring the switch in this thread

http://roadstarclinic.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,187/func,view/id,378179/catid,59/limit,10/limitstart,0/

I know not exactly what you were looking for but might get you headed in the right direction, hope this helps some!!
 
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Why not just get a new key made??
 
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
fireman922 wrote:
Why not just get a new key made??

I ride alot far into the desert alone for camping and such. it will totally suck to have this bike not start cause the key and the ignition switch were/are worn. Today I nearly had to have it hauled back to my house from the bank because the key would not turn to the on position no matter if I pushed down, let it up or ,removed and put it back in. After messing with it for some 25 minutes it finally went to on and I rode it straight home.
I am a function over looks person. I can afford to figure the wiring out a lot cheaper than I can buy a new switch and key.
I did this in the old days to a 900 Kaw and it worked great till the bike was ready for the junkyard.
 
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Speaking of getting a key made. Where do you get the code from for the key. I asked about this at a dealership when i first got the bike and was told that it was in the ignition housing and was "an involved procedure" to gain access to it...

I figured "involved procedure" meant big bucks for labour $40.00 for a new Yamaha key...
 
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
The key is made of softer material than the ignition so it will wear..... instead of the ignition internals wearing. I have had worn keys copied, you just need to find someone who has experience in cutting keys...try your smaller local hardware stores. I would think the dealer would want to help little things like that is what make's repeat customers. Good luck!


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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
I had an extra key made last year. Yami wanted 15 bucks just for the pretty yami blank, before cutting it. I went to the local locksmith, he had a blank and cut it for 2.99
 
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Re:How can I hotwire my R* 3 Years, 5 Months ago  
Milateket wrote:
Speaking of getting a key made. Where do you get the code from for the key. I asked about this at a dealership when i first got the bike and was told that it was in the ignition housing and was "an involved procedure" to gain access to it...

I figured "involved procedure" meant big bucks for labour $40.00 for a new Yamaha key...

My code was written in the front of the owners manual for some reason.
 
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