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Battery is good. When i put the key into the switch I had to wiggle the key before if would start. Now it does nothing. I think the switch is bad. I'm off work for 2 more weeks and want to go riding. Can I install a on/ off switch. If so what wires go to each side of the switch. Thanks
 

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Easy to install a separate switch. Don't know what bike you have. The red wires are generally the ones.
 

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I have heard of people disassembling and cleaning/repairing the key switch.
I think I saw instructions somewhere in this forum in the past year.
The switch plugs into a terminal on the main harness so you may be able to temporarily use that as a wiring point for a toggle switch.

This video might help for identifying the wires:
Double check on the wiring diagram for your bike.
 
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