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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Out of curiosity.............

I hate to show my ignorance here, but instead of installing a button I chose to only drill a hole in the cover so a 5mm allen wrench just slipped through; would I get shocked using said wrench for a pusher when the time came?
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I hate to show my ignorance here, but instead of installing a button I chose to only drill a hole in the cover so a 5mm allen wrench just slipped through; would I get shocked using said wrench for a pusher when the time came?
As you can see from the photo of the relay internals the armature is "live" but only to 12 VDC so no chance of a shock if you push something metalic in there. Make sure that metalic object doesn't touch any ground though, that would create a short circuit.

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Maybe using the seat allen wrench isn't such a good idea after all. Too bad the case isn't thick enough so as to provide a pilot. I'll take a look and perhaps rethink my original idea. Thanks for the response!

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As you can see from the photo of the relay internals the armature is "live" but only to 12 VDC so no chance of a shock if you push something metalic in there. Make sure that metalic onject doesn't touch any ground though, that would create a short circuit.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:15 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I think the earlier poster's suggestion of using a golf tee was pretty good. I bet a ziptie would work, too, and those are always worth carrying for their own sake.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Mr Forchetto I am new to this forum and have gained many ideas on the emergency start remedies. At the present time I do not own a bike but will be getting a Bonni SE next spring. One of the upgrades that I plan on doing is swapping out the starter relay for a Durite unit that is supposedly sealed as you mentioned in one of your posts. For that reason I will most likely do the bypass of the starter relay that was provided by DECosse.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Looks like it's been a while since this thread was commented on, but with dropping temperatures I need to get on top of this problem since it's already reared it's ugly head on several occasions.

Does anyone have a 'how to' when it comes to installing the bypass switch on a 2007 Speedmaster?

Hoping someone out there has the answer, playing 'start up roulette' in the middle of nowhere is not my idea of fun when the weather is wintery!

Thanks in advance...
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ust thinking about the waterproofing issue, how about snipping the thumb off a large sized surgical-type glove and using this like a condom; stretching it over the relay?
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ust thinking about the waterproofing issue, how about snipping the thumb off a large sized surgical-type glove and using this like a condom; stretching it over the relay?
Not a bad idea, just looking around the house I've found an eye-dropper bottle, these have a soft rubber "teat" on top that could be stuck over the button, like these:

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Old 12-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Reviving an old thread. I meant to do this long ago, just never got around to it.

My solution is not nearly as elegant as Forchetto's or Alex's. I'm too lazy to find something suitable as a permanent plunger, so I went with Mr. tri-umph's idea: a golf tee. The golf tee will be fastened to the relay with electrical tape, and the tape will also cover the hole.

I imagine any sort of poker could be used: a pen, a tooth pick, a nearby twig. Anything!

This relay looks just like the universal ones found at the local auto parts store for a few bucks. Good to know if it ever fails. And if that is the case and I become stranded, I can just rip out the relay I use for the heated grips, right? I also assume that the chances of this type of relay failing are slim and none.

Thanks, once again, to the RAT forum for all the great mods!




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