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idk if you need a key to start a kick start only motor but id like to still need the key to start the bike. if you need a key great, if not how can i wire it in so i do need the key to start. i was thinking of running one of the cdi wires through the key? maybe a ground so the cdi only has a ground when the key is on? ideas?
 

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the cd i has a kill wire on it, run it through the key fob and out to ground, when you turn the key off it kills the motor and wont start till you turn the key on (or it will start if you can just unplug the key fob)
 

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okay cool, yea i was thinking that wire but i dont have any bikes running right now to figure something out and yea it would be easy to get past needing a key if you just unplug it but still, i like keys...
 

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ya just saying that would happen, mine is tucked under the tank cause thats how mine is wired also, but then again i leave my key in the lock all the time so its not a anti theft thing
 

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Thanks Blitz, as not sure about that key deal. I leave my keys in 5 different bikes, its so easy to hot wire the key, and it keeps the dirt & water out too.
 

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The gear indicator is wired into the engine plug thats secured into the trans part of the gearbox by the engine sprocket......

To install the indicator into the vapor dashboard will be a tricky task...

The vapor has to be wired direct to the battery and the wires have no real positive or negative...you can hook it up neg to pos and vice versa and it will still function........Thats Vapors recommendations and words from when I read the installation guide when I did my first one...after that the rest all installed like a dream...The battery will never be drained from the Vapor constantly being hooked to power.....It would take like 2 years for a Vapor to deplete a superbike battery if its good and properly functioning...

Vapors come with longlife batteries aswell...when using the vapor this way the only feature not being able of being of service will be the temp function........Good Luck
 

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Well the plan is to get rid of the battery...

So far i have torn apart the wiring harness and found out what i NEED to run the bike, and what i need to add the key and gear indicator. I disassembled the stock gauge cluster and removed the gear indicator. I then took the necessary power wire and removed the pin from the second gauge connector, and added it to the connector for the gear indicator. Now all i need is the one connector!

Now i just need to find the best place to connect the vapor so it turns on when i start the bike...
 

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Got it all wired up! I cut out all the wiring that i didnt need and now it's all nice and tidy! No excess, just like i wanted it :thumbsup:

Now i just need to get a wheelspeed sensor for my Vapor, and figure out which temp i want... :D
 

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To install the indicator into the vapor dashboard will be a tricky task...
Can you provide some more detail with this? I have the Vapor dashboard and some sensors on the way, and im wondering how hard this will be...

I have the gear indicator removed from the original dash and ready to plug in, but what all needs to be done to get it to fit into the Vapor dash? I'm guessing the rectangle is too big...?
 

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Can you provide some more detail with this? I have the Vapor dashboard and some sensors on the way, and im wondering how hard this will be...

I have the gear indicator removed from the original dash and ready to plug in, but what all needs to be done to get it to fit into the Vapor dash? I'm guessing the rectangle is too big...?
It is...I used a heatgun on the dash on 1500 watt setting from underneath to heat and soften the plastic dash then used my fingers with mechanics gloves on to stretch the case out a lil bit...Then I used my dremel to open up the hole a lil bit ,,installed the vapor in thr dash,,fit the digital readout and then siliconed it in with rtv silicone............
 
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