1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative
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    1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    I also posted in the Kawasaki forum so here goes again.

    The key switch is bad for sure. The OEM replacement is prohibitively expensive. I am (as a lot of you are too) looking for an alternative switch that would work as the OEM switch does. I do not require a key necessarily as some sort of toggle with no key would be fine. I have exhausted my efforts to answer this question so here I am for help. Like I say I think this would help a lot of us out with similar problem an low budgets.

    Thanks all for thinking about it and big THANKS to anyone who can figure this out.

    steve

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    Re: 1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    I have seen regular boat kill switches mounted inside of the glovebox before
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    hated on by most these &^$$@s with no cheese, no deals and no G's, no wheels and no keys, no boats, no snowmobiles, and no skis, mad at me cause I can finally afford to provide my family with groceries

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    Re: 1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    Yep that was my thought but it needs to be wired correctly and that’s what I’m not sure of once I cut the plug off my key switch. Not sure on what type of boat switch would work but I’m more than willing to cut a bigger hole if need be.

    Appreciate the response.

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    Re: 1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    See my wiring reply in your other post.
    If you're not concerned with the security of a key then any waterproof DPDT toggle switch that fits the hole would work.
    96 & 97 1100Zxi

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    Re: 1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    First big Thanks to you

    DPDT = double poll double throw?

    Am I correct?

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    Re: 1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    Correct--2 circuits, 2 positions.

    The question I'd like someone to answer is:
    How much must be disassembled to remove that switch?
    I know the upper pod is removable but I've never done it. It looks like all the fasteners are removed by feel. I don't know if it's a minor PITA, or major.
    96 & 97 1100Zxi

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    Re: 1996 Kawasaki 900 ZXI key and switch alternative

    I’ll be sure to let you know. I have two of them to do.

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