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    Default Push button starter

    I'm wondering if anyone has switch mounted on their motor to start it. If so how do you wire one up? It would make tuning and wrenching alot easier.

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    Rreal simple to do. Need a seperate ignition and starter switch. Run a hot to the push button to the starter, in addition to the starter switch on the dash. With the ignition on, either button would start the motor. Don't run them in line, otherwise you would need both to be on to function.

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    I've seen it many times. You just need a momantary switch wired between a hot and the starter solenoid. If you want it to start rather than just turn over you will still need the key in the run position. If you wanted you could wire a parallel key switch near the engine. Or you can just get a bump button.

    EDIT: BR beat me to the punch.

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    I think you can get a handheld trigger switch to clip on the starter when tuning. That way you will have less stuff hanging off the engine when you are out running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot940 View Post
    I think you can get a handheld trigger switch to clip on the starter when tuning. That way you will have less stuff hanging off the engine when you are out running.
    Sunpro CP7853 Sunpro Remote Starter Switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Thats even better, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    Thats even better, thank you
    Autozone had it for 14 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandeggo View Post
    Autozone had it for 14 bucks
    That's cheap enough.

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    while you guys are talking about it, what do you guys think of running a on/off switch under the dash and a push button starter on the dash for a boat, im afraid of loseing the keys or something while out on the lake while floating down river

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyochevy View Post
    while you guys are talking about it, what do you guys think of running a on/off switch under the dash and a push button starter on the dash for a boat, im afraid of loseing the keys or something while out on the lake while floating down river
    Boats are easy enough to hot wire. Just keep some wire strippers with ya. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyochevy View Post
    while you guys are talking about it, what do you guys think of running a on/off switch under the dash and a push button starter on the dash for a boat, im afraid of loseing the keys or something while out on the lake while floating down river
    I have a kill switch under my dash that hooks to my jacket and a push button starter in my dash, no keys to my boat at all. It always works, very simple and like you said I never have to worry about loosing or forgeting keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidTherapy View Post
    I have a kill switch under my dash that hooks to my jacket and a push button starter in my dash, no keys to my boat at all. It always works, very simple and like you said I never have to worry about loosing or forgeting keys.
    I have eliminated the "keys" in just about every boat I've had. I go a step further though and add a switch, (toggle) and a button back near the engine. My driver's area switch goes through the "safety" tether, and then there is a rubber covered button for starting. The key is in the dash, but it does nothing, and has no wires going to, or from, it... I have always started the boat on the ramp just before launching, just to "be sure" it's gonna run before it's floating away from the dock with some sort of silly issue...(And yes, if it's a jet, it gets washed out first, then pulled up a bit and started...) The "rear start" switch is really handy, and allows my other hand on the carb linkage. ) I DO NOT recommend using the starter for "bumping" while tuning/setting valves. Put a wrench on it if you need to "bump" it. Your STARTER and RING GEAR will thank you with years of dependable service.....
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    so safey tether, switch and push button starter it is.. i like this idea much better than a key

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    Being that we are on this subject, I will toss in my 2-cents. I will run a key and starter on the switch. BUT because I run a solid roller I either carry a remote starter button or mount a remote starter button near or on the motor simply for tuning reasons or running the valves. To add on to last sentence, I run valves rairly and if done correctly you dont need to do as often as alot of people think. I will not run a hydraulic roller to save my life! If you care to run a "safety switch" just pick up a push button starter switch from any local parts store and wire off the possitive on the starter ond the S terminal and place as you wish. On the race boats I have owned I use a push-pull for the ignition and a button for the starter. Simple! M

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