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    Default Starter relay.

    Finishing the wiring on the bike.

    I'm losing the stock fuse panel in favour of something easier to work with. Same with the blinker relay, just putting in a 12v flasher unit, electrical gremlins are a pain in my ass, so parts that I can replace at any auto parts store are my favorite.

    Figuring for the starter I'll run an 88ish Ford solenoid, so I can run low amp switches hidden, and since the starter is 4" from the battery, I've got minimal high amp wiring.

    Any reason not to? Or is there something more compact and readily available that I should look at?

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    Hm.......Now that I'm looking online, the yamaha stock one looks pretty universal across the years.........And its compact.

    Unless someone has a better idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidr View Post
    Hm.......Now that I'm looking online, the yamaha stock one looks pretty universal across the years.........And its compact.

    Unless someone has a better idea?
    I used a Universal Small Engine Starter Solenoid from NAPA... they are cheap, small and easy to hook up.

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    No Napa any where close.

    This one?

    http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...204_0006432495

    Anyone know who else makes them that I can get a part # from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidr View Post
    No Napa any where close.

    This one?

    http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...204_0006432495

    Anyone know who else makes them that I can get a part # from?
    no not that one.. I paid like 12 bucks for mine.. you would ahve to walk into the store and talk to the old guy behind the counter (young punks these days don't know what is on thier shelves... lol) but any ways here is the Briggs and Stratton Number
    Briggs & Stratton 799481 Starter Solenoid

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    Same solenoid/relay they use on lawnmowers. Cheap and heavy duty.
    Find one that says heck en mexico instead of made in china.
    Then use a higher amperage switch, ditch the relay.
    If you can disassemble the with to clean/true the contacts, all the better.

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    Link didn't work from me, this one does - Briggs & Stratton 799481

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    When I was looking for one I found 3 wire and 4 wire versions. One wire for battery, one to starter and the last was from the key or switch, the fourth wire is to ground the other side of the coil of the solenoid. So if you get a 3 wire version you have to solidly mount the solenoid to some grounded metal to complete the coil circuit. I used a 4 wire version so I didn't have to mount it and could just tape it up and leave it loose in the stash box.

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