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Offline BryanD

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K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:16:19 AM »
Can anyone tell me what this switch is for?  I don't think it's original to the bike, is it?   :dunno

I hate to mess with it in case it launches a missle or something.   :hehehe

Note the photo is sideways.  I still haven't figured out how some of my pics upload laying over, but clicking on them does open the orientation correctly.

Thanks in advance for replies.



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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 09:27:59 AM »
It is aftermarket.  It is housed inside the 12v accessory socket.  My guess would be a kill switch maybe? Or some kind of after market alarm?
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 09:30:49 AM »
Looks like a 12VDC accessory plug/socket that PO installed a micro-toggle switch in. It might be a factory option but I've not seen similar.
do you have owner installed accessory on bike?
start tracing wire from back of socket and see where it goes.
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Offline BryanD

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 09:33:48 AM »


OK, I'll have to check into it.  If missiles hit North Korea, it wasn't me..... :dunno:

My hope is it is indeed some sort of alarm or ignition disable.  In the mean time, I have water pump/oil seals to install. 
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 09:34:07 AM »
Note the photo is sideways.  I still haven't figured out how some of my pics upload laying over, but clicking on them does open the orientation correctly.
Plenty of help on line concerning that.
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 10:00:22 AM »
Plenty of help on line concerning that.

I figured as much, but usually there are more pressing immediate issues to resolve than wandering into figuring it out, unfortunately.  I know there is probably an easy fix, I just have to remember to take the time to learn how to make it happen properly.  Maybe I just need to hold the camera landscape instead of portrait.
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Offline Andy FitzGibbon

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 11:59:39 PM »
Might be a switch for the low/high altitude settings on the engine management computer... I've seen people add switches for that a couple times. Ordinarily, there's a connector that you have to jump, if I remember correctly.

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 07:51:14 AM »
Might be a switch for the low/high altitude settings on the engine management computer... I've seen people add switches for that a couple times. Ordinarily, there's a connector that you have to jump, if I remember correctly.

Andy
1100's don't have one of those. The motronic automatically makes those fuel adjustments.
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 08:05:56 AM »
1100's don't have one of those. The motronic automatically makes those fuel adjustments.

Whoops... I read "K100" instead of "K1100" in the subject line.

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Offline Martin

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 06:13:15 PM »
DON'T mess with it it's probably an auto self destruct. :nono
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Offline BryanD

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 07:30:43 PM »
DON'T mess with it it's probably an auto self destruct. :nono
Regards Martin

I flipped it a couple of times already.  No nukes headed for N. Korea best I can tell.  That's a good sign, I guess.
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 07:35:21 PM »
No nukes headed for N. Korea best I can tell. 
Not so fast! They might be incoming.

Did you try starting the bike with the switch in each of its different positions?
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 07:48:37 PM »
It could also be a auto self destruct on a time delay. Check your clock to see if it's running backwards. :popcorm
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »
It could also be a auto self destruct on a time delay. Check your clock to see if it's running backwards. :popcorm
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 07:46:15 PM »
Well, it doesn't keep it from starting, I just checked. 
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Offline Skunky

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2018, 07:58:30 PM »
Its a forum curiosity switch  :2thumbup:
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2018, 08:00:10 PM »
Its a forum curiosity switch  :2thumbup:

Yeah.  Has me puzzled.  Fer shure... :dunno2:
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2018, 08:02:50 PM »
Is it actually connected to anything?
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2018, 12:30:42 PM »
Well, it doesn't keep it from starting, I just checked.
So that's why my garage door keeps going up and down  :clap:
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2018, 12:34:38 PM »
So that's why my garage door keeps going up and down  :clap:



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Offline Laitch

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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2018, 12:49:18 PM »
Well, it doesn't keep it from starting, I just checked.
When did you last flick that switch? I heard some chanting in Hindi recently but couldn't locate its source.
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Re: K1100rs: What Is This Switch?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2018, 12:57:36 PM »
When did you last flick that switch? I heard some chanting in Hindi recently but couldn't locate its source.

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