The same thing that holds your car or truck in the switch.Why would you want to remove the key after it starts? :? If you then killed the engine the lights would remain on & kill the battery! :shock: You COULD replace the switch with a simple WIRED switch with NO key; or hide the switch under a side panel & use a remote to turn on and start bike.This has been done by a member here............. Rodmike149 said:OK guys show your smarts. What can be done to the ignition so that after you start you can remove the key. What is holding the key in the switch? 1300s.
Hey Dude! You didn't make me mad at all & there are NO stupid questions here! We are all friends here! I just did not know your reason. To get it to work like the "other" bikes you are talking about would most likely require some added electronics that would have to be made. Your best bet would be to re mount switch behind the side plate(for back up) & add remote starting;that way you could keep your key in pocket in case the remote failed due to battery ect. check this out; http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... e+starting ..........hope my limited knowledge on this subject helped some......... Rodmike149 said:Golly Rodsx I hope I didn't make you mad.... That was a well thought out answer. "the same thing that holds all the others" Duh! I carry a lot of keys in my job and I am tired of having to remove the bike key from the ring so I do not scratch up my bike. If you check out some of the higher priced Bikes I think you will find that some of them have this ability. I rode with a guy once several years ago that had an ignition that you could start and then shut off the bike without the key, but you needed the key to restart it again. Sorry about my stupid question.