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1Back to top Go down    K100 Ignition Switch Replacement on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:45 pm

Gee

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Greetings Brick Experts!

I've got 1987 K100RS w/90,000 miles on the clock. I'd like to replace the keyed ignition switch with a simple non-BMW switch. Read on another forum awhile back that this can be accomplished by simply tying together the two gray wires, then adding a simple switch between the red and green wires. The result is a lose of the parking lights which I never use anyway.

Has anyone done this and is it not detrimental to the rest of the circuitry???

Thanks all I enjoy the forum,

Gee

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: K100 Ignition Switch Replacement on Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:12 pm

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I have done it without any problems at all.

    

3Back to top Go down    Thanks, BobT! on Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:32 pm

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Thanks for the reply, like many old K owners, I have to do most all of my own wrenching (no shops near me) and am always looking for suitable less expensive options......

Gee

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: K100 Ignition Switch Replacement on Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:07 pm

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The first time I did it I attached the two spare lighting wires together. The second time I bought a whole ignition switch from ebay China that had two contacts, did a bit of soldering and had it working as the original did.

Here you can see the ignition barrel on the right hand side of the picture next to the power socket and above the voltmeter.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: K100 Ignition Switch Replacement on Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:33 am

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Very nice coil cover!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 87,100 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,000 miles
    

6Back to top Go down    Success! on Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Gee

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Completed installation of a semi-temporary toggle switch between the red and green wires, mounted to an accessory plug bracket on the factory coil cover. Cut off the factory switch plug and spliced into it's cable. Also tied together the two gray wires.......all worked well as suggested. Future plans are to fabricate a better bracket and install an after-market key switch.

Thanks for the advice!

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