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...hello,
I have a Hunt on my pre unit, so the magneto is in nice place and the wire to kill switch is somewhat "hidden"
but in the units the mag is not in the best place; for security, etc
but my question is regarding a pleasant way to wire to kill switch.
I just checked some photos but do not show very well that aspect or the mag do not have a wire so I do not know how these guys kill the ignition

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I don't know how "pleasant" it is, but a simple way is to run a piece of TIG wire or similar from the grounding stud to someplace where you can tap the wire and ground it out on the body. I've seen feeler gauges used for that too.

It's not a security thing, just a "ground to kill" thing.

Forgot to add...regarding the security angle, anyone who knows what a mag is will also know to defeat a switch or key you just disconnect the wire.
 

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...yeah, I know,
I m referring to a cable from the mag to some place where the switch will be looks not so good; I mean, in the units looks like something on the way; something in front of the engine.
In the pre unit I just put the wire to the frame middle down tube and there I put a 2 stroke switch
but for the unit I have a Lucas ignition/light switch to use.
 

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Just installed a new Hunt and I'm a bit corn-fused. The post on the side of the mag is grounded to the case (and therefore the rest of the bike). Rang it out with a multimeter. Is that right? My understanding was that that post should be normally isolated from ground, how else would i be able to use it in a kill switch circuit?
 

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Yea I understand how the kill switch is supposed to work, ie with a toggle button or key or I think even I saw someone on here who had even bolted a feeler gauge onto the case post as a flexible kill lever... but my issue is that for that to work, doesn't the case have to be electrically isolated from the post? In my case the case is at the same potential as the post, so grounding it would do nothing. Unless the post changes potential when the bike is running?
 

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Yea I understand how the kill switch is supposed to work, ie with a toggle button or key or I think even I saw someone on here who had even bolted a feeler gauge onto the case post as a flexible kill lever... but my issue is that for that to work, doesn't the case have to be electrically isolated from the post? In my case the case is at the same potential as the post, so grounding it would do nothing. Unless the post changes potential when the bike is running?
If I remember it will ring out but is not grounded maybe through the coils or condenser can't rember which. But it still works
 

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...the other day the switch broke down on my pre unit, so I kill it only with the cable touching in my case, the carb air filter
 
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