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OK, took someone's advice and got a button kill switch, horn and I am ready to wire it up to be street legal. Tried wiring many ways, and either get nothing or on all the time... HELP!

Reason tells me a kill switch is normally open, and pushing the button closes the switch. Is there a way to reverse one? How should the system be wired? Buy a different switch?

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Hmmm...

I think a killswitch might be normally closed, and when you push the button it opens the circuit, .........maybe?

I put a horn on mine along time ago and used a "push to make" momentery switch. I used a relay and a very loud horn, 154 decibels (I think).

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I would think a kill switch would be normally open, most are going to cut the ignition when it is pressed to shut the engine down and allow voltage to pass through it when the button is not pressed. You can buy aftermarket horn buttons for cars in several different sizes.

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sorry, yes it is normally closed... meaning power flows through the switch.

Maybe I have the wrong switch... at least it was cheap ($3).

How'd you wire it, Quad?

Just tried what I thought would do it, but burned up a 20A fuse.

Maybe I'll hand a hand-held air horn on the bars
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I guess I worded mine incorrectly.

I would think a killswitch would normally complete the circuit and when you push the button it disconnects the circuit.

So is that called normally open?

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sorry, yes it is normally closed... meaning power flows through the switch.

Maybe I have the wrong switch... at least it was cheap ($3).

How'd you wire it, Quad?

Just tried what I thought would do it, but burned up a 20A fuse.

Maybe I'll hand a hand-held air horn on the bars
I used the accessory outlet (cig lighter)hot wirefor the "relay activator", and pulled the horn voltage from the battery.

Sorry if my terms are not correct, I am electrically challenged to say the least.

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Thanks! I am electrically challenged, too.

I just checked, and closed means completing the circuit. I think I just got the wrong switch. Kill switch is opposite of what I need, so it's off to Radio Shack for a normally open momentary switch.
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horn have 1 wire(horn grounds through mounting bolt) or 2(grounds through a wire) ? switch have 1 wire(with 2 wire horn,connect ground wire from horn to switch,then push to complete the ground through horn bracket to handlebars where you would have scraped the paint off a little bit.....unuseable with 1 wire horn) or 2 wires(use for positive , between source and horn----push to close circuit(beep,beep,lol))?
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Hope this helps.
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Sorry it's a lousy drawing.

Hope it helps.
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