I have a kill switch on my scooter located in a handy place, and my ignition is worn out so the key comes out of the ignition switch in the “on” position so I never use the key anymore unless I park the scooter outside for extended periods of time. I mostly hit the kill switch to turn off the scooter, and I put the key in the ignition only the odd time to lock the handlebars when I park the scooter in an unsafe area
My battery lasted months like that, but it finally died because the alarm system drains the battery if the ignition isn’t turned off. The kill switch doesn’t kill the instruments such as flashers, horn and starter. It just kills the ignition coil as most kill switch do.
I need to re-wire my kill switch so that it will act as if I turned the bike off with the key so that I don’t drain my battery with the alarm system. I’m months in the habit of just using the kill switch, and I didn’t think that it drained the battery to leave the ignition ON, but it does. This morning, I found my bike parked with the ignition ON again as I turned the bike off with the kill switch again last night. I have a new battery now(I killed a new battery in 6 months with this habit) so the bike started fine, but I know I’m killing my battery sooner than I should with this bad habit. The thing is, I like it. It’s quick and much easier than using the key every time, so I want to wire this right.
My scooter is a Yamaha BWS 100cc.
I can’t kill the power right off the battery either because the alarm system needs power to be functional. I need to make my kill switch do the same job as the ignition key. Is it possible, and have you got any idea how to do that?
Thanks in advance.
Edit: As of now, the alarm system doesn’t work when I just kill the coil because the alarm doesn’t kick in until I turn the ignition off with the key. In other words, the ignition stays on, only the coil is disabled so the alarm system remains disabled. If I wire the kill switch to work like the ignition key, the alarm will sound and the scooter will not start when someone flick the kill switch on without disabling the alarm system with the remote control first. That’s what I need.