so i rewired my ignition with a toggle switch instead of the key... wired it just like everyone told me to.... dpst switch.. red and black to one pole. red and brown and white to the other.... installed it and...... the bike stays "on" with no change when the switch is "thrown"..... little help here......?
03-12-2007, 03:56 PM
You've got the CB450, right?
OK, to help you out, first tell me how many wires you have coming TO the original switch.
Then tell me how many contacts are on the bottom of your toggle switch.
Then tell me how many positions your toggle switch has - two (OFF-ON) or three(ON-OFF-ON).
Then tell me what wires are connected to what terminals on the switch.
Better yet, post a picture of the bottom of the switch as you've got it wired up.
03-12-2007, 05:27 PM
wires to the original: solid brown, red, black, brown and white. two contacts on the toggle switch. On and Off. red and black to one contact. brown and red to the other(used a y connector)..... dont have pics...still at work.....oh and yep, its the cb450...
03-13-2007, 05:04 PM
I think I remember my Honda color codes.
Red is the hot from your battery
Black is the switched hot. It will also connect up to the headlights also.
Brown is the taillights
and brown with white tracer is the parking circuit, I think.
The red should be hooked up to one side of the switch and black to the other. If you want other lights then they should be hooked up to the same side as the black.
Working from memory, that is how I would try it first.
Vintage racing - old guys on old bikes
03-14-2007, 09:05 AM
ok i got it.... yeah its red on one "post" or "contact" and black and brown/white to the other.....i just taped off the solid brown one as it is a tail only wire.... thanks everyone.....