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Dead Man's Switch

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Can anyone recommend a supplier of a good (and simple) dead man's switch for an 04 WR450F?? I know it will require a unit set up for a "normally on" electrical default.

I recently got thrown off the bike while in about 18 inches of muddy water and by the time I was able to find the kill switch (buried in the mud under the water) the bike had sucked in enough water and dirt that it made its way thru the air filter and carb and into the cylinder where it seized the piston.

Fortunatly for me it was able to be flushed cleaned and re-started and appears to run fine (have done 6 oil and filter changes).

Since I ride in this muck frequently I would like to have a little backup to the kill switch on a bike that idles so well it won't die of its own accord when lying on its side.

Thanks

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Back in the day a friend had a 3 wheeler. He attached a set of chevy ignition points to ground and tapped into the kill switch. A simple piece of non-conducting material between the points tethered to his wrist did the trick. Crude but cheap and effective.

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had never really thought about putting one on a dirt bike.... until the last ride..

we were climbing out of a ravine and one guy crashed... the bike went on the throttle side, on its side, and went to wot.....one guy at the top of the hill, one at the bottom, bike on its side in gear, back wheel spinning, and a hill you could not walk up..

got me thinking about one too...

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I hear that I'm thinking about using one when running ice screw.....that sure would hurt

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had never really thought about putting one on a dirt bike.... until the last ride..

we were climbing out of a ravine and one guy crashed... the bike went on the throttle side, on its side, and went to wot.....one guy at the top of the hill, one at the bottom, bike on its side in gear, back wheel spinning, and a hill you could not walk up..

got me thinking about one too...

You can avoid that by installing bark busters......

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You can avoid that by installing bark busters......

that bike has fastways triple clamp bark busters... it was a fluke deal, but still pretty spooky..

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