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Offline Stephen Arsenal

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Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« on: 24.02. 2010 01:27 »
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #1 on: 24.02. 2010 01:44 »
Thats the stop button, or kill switch. The wire from it should make its way to the cap on the end of your magneto.

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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #2 on: 24.02. 2010 05:26 »
Hallo Brian,there are only 3 wires coming out of it and they all go into the headlight housing,should there be 4 wires?(if you happen to know offhand ?) thank you
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #3 on: 24.02. 2010 06:04 »
If it doesnt have a green (or black) button (horn) then its a Ducon and should have 4 wires, three for the headlight and one for the stop. If it does have a green (or black) button then its a Tricon and should have 5 wires, three for the headlight, one for the stop and one for the horn.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BSA-NORTON-REPLICA-WIPAC-TRICON-DIP-HORN-KILL-SWITCH_W0QQitemZ320484411156QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item4a9e5c0714

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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #4 on: 24.02. 2010 06:30 »
I've wired my Tricon with four wires.

It would be best to use a multimeter to find where the wires go, usually the red is the kill, but could be the horn ?.

1 Earth (-),
2 Hi beam,
3 Horn,and,
4 Kill.

There are a number of ways it could be wired
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #5 on: 24.02. 2010 20:51 »
Josh,
            Where is your low beam wire?
Are you using a relay?
The red is the kill button and the other is the horn, could be green or black as Brian says.
Doesn't matter which as both contact earth.
There are versions about in which one of the buttons is used as a light flasher and doesn't contact earth.
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #6 on: 25.02. 2010 10:23 »
Hi Trev, yes using a relay, do not like the idea of 60 watts travelling through those little contacts.

Also, if the switch plays up or you break a wire, you can lose your lights, with the relay it will alway default back to Low Beam.

Trev, the reason I offer an alternative is because that looks like a DUCON ( red button and flipper ) to me and it is still possible to have the kill switch or the horn on the standard chrome button on the handle bars,  I can not see the whole handle bar.

If the red is the horn button, might explain why the unit is on backwards.

Can not imagine having your kill button under your thumb is s good design.

I would suggest who ever put that unit on was not an auto sparky.
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #7 on: 25.02. 2010 13:58 »
Trev,
Don't you use a relay then?
Its the first thing I do for the reasons Josh said.
and Josh, if you ever have the top of a monobloc unscrew while you are wringing its neck, you'll need plenty of road and a roll of toilet paper if you havent got a handy kill button.
Cairns good? Had the bike up the gillies yet?
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #8 on: 25.02. 2010 17:23 »
Hi Josh,the red button was underneath,I just moved it up to photograph -steve
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #9 on: 25.02. 2010 22:34 »
No Olev, I don't use a relay.
I have 30/24W bulbs and the switch handles the current OK.
I rarely use the lights as my bikes have Historic rego and are only used for club events.
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Re: Hi guys,whats this red button for ?
« Reply #10 on: 25.02. 2010 23:01 »
TRICON it is, OK, I'll shut up and sit in the corner  *smile*.

Gillies this weekend coming, Coperlode is better than the Gillies.

Did Coperlode a couple of weekends ago and cooked the front brake shoes.
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