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jrobertfox 04-30-2013 09:47 AM

Can I use this aftermarket starter solenoid?
 
http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performan...10301/10002/-1

It seems pretty basic, Jegs model, I'm only concerned about this part: "WARNING! This solenoid DOES NOT use suppression diodes. Use of this solenoid on vehicles with Engine Control Computers will result in permanent damage to the computer/processor."

I'm replacing the stock because of where I want to mount it, and it's the same cost to just get an aftermarket one or machine a bracket.

Are there others that people would recommend?

DAVINCI 04-30-2013 10:02 AM

You could use it, or get one that fits at Mikesxs.net, Part #40-2461. They come up on ebay, too. Oh nevermind, I actually read what you wrote.

Go ahead and use it.

spayne83 04-30-2013 10:28 AM

This is the one that I used:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It works with the existing wiring and comes with a bracket to mount it.

crazy steve 04-30-2013 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrobertfox (Post 407938)

That's your basic 50-70s Ford starter solenoid and won't work with the XS wiring. The reason it won't work is it doesn't have a 'ground' terminal for the coil, getting that through the mount/chassis. The XS solenoid coil is wired with an always-hot supply wire, the starter button supplies the ground path.

The two small terminals you see on the Ford solenoid are 'start' and 'ignition' (identified with S and I). The S terminal operates the solenoid, the I terminal becomes a 12V supply when the solenoid is closed to bypass the ballast resistor.

DAVINCI 04-30-2013 04:35 PM

It can be used if he fabricates the proper isolating mount.

crazy steve 04-30-2013 04:41 PM

The other thing is I don't think he realizes just how big that solenoid is; it's about twice the size of the OEM unit....;)

jrobertfox 05-01-2013 10:31 AM

I went with the suzuki model mentioned above. Thanks for the help folks!

ViperRon 05-02-2013 09:02 PM

I would have used this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-XS110...pt=Motorcycles

Yard Dogg 05-02-2013 09:30 PM

Yup, I just grabbed one off of e-bay. Mine fits everything from 4 wheelers to street bikes. The wiring plug is the same too.


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