There are various reasons why you would need to hotwire a motorcycle. It is a process which every bike owner should know. There are instances where people accidentally lose their keys. Initially, you should try to find these keys. If you cannot find your keys after searching, then you have no choice but to hotwire your motorcycle.
If you one of the victims of the above-mentioned situation then instead of acting roughly, stay calm. Hot wiring a motorcycle is not a tough task at all. You need to stay cool. Hot-wiring a car is much more complex compared to motorcycle, a positive statement in this situation. Cars have multiple wires which turn the hot wire process more complex. However, for motorcycles, it is relatively easier.
Once you turn on the ignition, you motorcycle starts working. When you put your key in the keyhole, it ignites the engine which leads to motorcycle experiencing a push start. This guide will cover the hotwiring process of motorcycles.
Initially, let us discuss the apparatus required for carrying out this process. You can buy a 3-4 inch Speaker wire. Speaker wire is going to play the role of the key to turn on the ignition system. Also, you need a motorcycle whose key is lost or else it is quite hard to hotwire an invisible motorcycle.
- 1 Step By Step Guide For Hot Wiring a Motorcycle
Step By Step Guide For Hot Wiring a Motorcycle
Tools you will Need
- A Motorcycle (Quite Obvious. lol )
- A small Speaker Wire
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Step 1 – Finding the Wires
Like mentioned above, you will need to ignite your engine for giving a push start to your motorcycle. Motorcycles come with protective covers for covering ignition wiring. You need to locate where ignition wiring system of your motorcycle is located.
Some motorcycles do not provide any special protective covering for ignition wiring system. It is quite easy to locate your ignition wiring in such cases. To clear all the confusion, you can use your handlebar to locate these wires. These wires connect the ignition to the engine and other parts of the motorcycle.
After locating the ignition wiring, move onto the next step.
Step2 – Finding Socket and Separate Both Parts of Socket
While tracking down wires using the handlebar, you will notice that three wires are visible. These three wires are bundled together in a sleeve. This wiring sleeve is bundled together to connect the ignition system with other parts of the motorcycle. You will notice that wires emerge out of the other side of the cap.
Note: Choose only Cap which is connected to ignition system because there might be more than one cap
There are two caps: One with is connected with wires connected the handlebar and the one who emerges out of the cap. Separate the two caps as you don’t need the wires which are connected to the handlebar.
After separating them, move onto the next step where we will turn on the ignition.
Step3 – Inserting Speaker wire in Socket
You can name this the most important step of the process. In this step, the MVP of this process viz. the speaker wire will be in action. The reason why we separated those two caps was for obtaining sockets. You have to enter the speaker wire in this socket.
Try to pull the cap which got separated from the handlebar wires out to make some room. Now, insert speaker wire inside one socket and the other end of speaker wire inside the other end. You can use a speaker wire of more length but using a speaker wire of fewer than 3 inches could result in it being too short for this operation.
After inserting both ends of the speaker wire in the socket, you will notice that the light will turn on. If the light does not turn on, and then try inserting ends of the speaker wire in other socket caps.
Once the light turns on, move onto the next and the final step of this process.
Congrats, you completed the process successfully. Carry out the first three steps carefully. The fourth step is a piece of cake.
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What we learned
Hot wiring a motorcycle is an easy process which involves four steps. To sum it up, you have to locate the ignition wiring system. Follow the wires running from the handlebars which will ultimately lead to a plastic wiring cap. No separate the two caps. Insert both ends of the speaker wire in the socket caps. Light would turn on after insertion of speaker wire in the socket caps. Now, press the ignition button and start the motorcycle.
This is an easy process which can be used to regain their motorcycle to the old form. The aim of this article is to help people who have lost keys on their motorcycle. This article is not meant for helping thieves by any means.