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    i remember somone had an idea for starter buttons.... mine just popped out on the hiway yesterday..... any ideas? thanks
    Cheers,
    Lazer

    81XS11H
    why not?

  • #2
    Here you go:
    http://www.mikesxs.net/product/24-6525.html
    Also PartsnMore #12-0041


    Someone here had made (or found) a stainless steel one.
    Way cool, but too over the top for my ride.
    Hi, my name is George & I'm a twisty addict!

    80G (Green paint(PO idea))
    The Green Monster
    K&N A/F, TC's fuse block, '81 oil cooler, TC's homemade 4-2 w/Mac Mufflers, Raptor 660 ACCT
    Got him in '04.
    bald tire & borrowing parts

    80SG (Black w/red emblems & calipers)
    Scarlet
    K&N A/F, TC's fuse block, WJ5, Shoei bags, Raptor 660 ACCT.
    Got her in '11
    Ready for the twisties!

    81H (previously CPMaynard's)
    Hugo
    Full Venturer, Indigo Blue with B/W painted tank.
    Cold weather ride

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    • #3
      Aluminum Starter / Horn Buttons

      I got a couple of these starter / horn buttons for my 78'E. Very nice quality. and some springs too! Service was excellent and price was $5.00 ea for the button.

      http://www.freewebs.com/kibokojoe/

      Product and Service were excellent. I replaced both my starter and horn buttons with these from Ken I got last fall (2012). Guess they would fit your bike too?

      Ken says: These round buttons fit most Yamaha Models from the 1970's to mid 80's


      Jeff
      78' XS1100 E
      78' XS1100 E
      78' XS1100 E

      '73 Norton 850 Commando
      '99 Triumph Sprint ST
      '02 G-Wing GL1800

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JeffH View Post
        I got a couple of these starter / horn buttons for my 78'E. Very nice quality. and some springs too! Service was excellent and price was $5.00 ea for the button.

        http://www.freewebs.com/kibokojoe/

        Product and Service were excellent. I replaced both my starter and horn buttons with these from Ken I got last fall (2012). Guess they would fit your bike too?

        Ken says: These round buttons fit most Yamaha Models from the 1970's to mid 80's


        Jeff
        I can verify that. These are the correct buttons for your SF. If you get the metal ones, they'll never come out again.
        Marty (in Mississippi)
        XS1100SG
        XS650SK

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        • #5
          I got the same ones about a month ago for both my XSs.
          Nate

          78 XS11 "Matilda" 2H7 000364

          2001 Raptor ACCT, T.C. Fuse Box, TC Bros Forward Controls
          Kuryakyn Iso Grips/Throttleboss/Bar End Mirror, Custom Covered Seat
          Shinko 712s, HID Headlight, RC Performance Exhaust
          Bikemaster Daytona Handlebars, Galfer SS Brake Lines
          Barnett HD Clutch Springs, T.C. Spin On Filter Adapter
          K+N Air Filter

          88 Voyager XII
          81 XJ650 Maxim

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          • #6
            Thanks guys for all your help - much appreciated!
            Cheers,
            Lazer

            81XS11H
            why not?

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            • #7
              I bought a pair of those aluminum buttons for my XJ650 a few years ago. I need to disassemble my starter switch and clean the contacts at some point because it doesn't seem to make good contact every time anymore.

              I'd rather have the stainless buttons XSChop used to sell, but these look good and do just fine.
              82J · 81SH · 79SF Fire Damage · 78E · 79F Parts Bike · 04 Buell Blast
              Website/Blog

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              • #8
                If you are short of cash and need to fix your starter/horn button there is a cheaper alternative. I bought a second hand set of switch gear a while back, fitted them to one of my bikes, it was only after a few months riding I noticed the horn button wasn't standard Yamaha, I couldn't tell who's aftermarket make it was until I was at work one day writing up a parts order, the top of my cheap plastic ball point pen looked very similar.... Yep the PO had used the top cap from a pen over the original button to hold it in place, I'm guessing the original button will have been wittled down some, it fits and works great

                I considered making up some nice shiny new ones but then thought, hec leave it in there, its fine

                Its a cap that fits over the outside of the pen body tube, not one of the ones that pushes inside the pen body tube


                .
                Tom
                1982 5K7 Sport, restored to original from a wreck
                1978 2H9 (E), my original XS11, mostly original
                1980 2H9 monoshocked (avatar pic)http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r...psf30aa1c8.jpg
                1982 XJ1100, waiting resto to original

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                • #9
                  Does anyone know what happened to the guy selling the Aluminum horn buttons?

                  Link no longer works so his old web page is dead. Anyone have recent dealings with this seller?

                  I purchased a couple YEARS ago and now find a need a couple more......


                  KURT
                  Kurt Boehringer
                  Peachtree City, Georgia

                  1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
                  1978 - SR500 - Thumper
                  1979 - CT70H - Mini-Trail
                  1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
                  1980 - XS1100SG - The Ugly Duck
                  1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
                  1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Cafe'
                  1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
                  1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
                  1986 - FJ1200 - Georgia Big Red
                  1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
                  2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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                  • #10
                    That was Kiboko Joe? He’s MIA. I’m sure MikesXS/Dime City has them. Maybe XJ4Ever. They’re going to be plastic.
                    Marty (in Mississippi)
                    XS1100SG
                    XS650SK

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                    • #11
                      I bought my last starter button from a seller named camcubes on eBay:

                      https://www.ebay.com/itm/40310058315...0AAMXQvTlRgwLc

                      It did not fit correctly in my XS11SF. I had use the old spring and the old contact (inside the plastic buttin) to get it to work. I can't remember what else I had to do, but it was disappointing tht it didn't work without modifications.

                      I paid more for that part becasue the picture makes it look like OEM packaging, but the button must not be OEM. Seems deceptive.



                      -Mike
                      _________
                      '79 XS1100SF 20k miles
                      '80 XS1100SG 42k miles
                      '81 XS1100H Venturer 35k miles
                      '79 XS750SF 20k miles
                      '85 Honda V65 Magna ~7k miles
                      '84 Honda V65 Magna 48k miles (parts bike)
                      '86 Yamaha VMAX 7k miles

                      Previous: '68 Motoguzzi 600cc + '79 XS750SF 22k miles +'84 Honda V65

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Marty & MIke... I really liked the Aluminum replacement that Kiboko Joe provided years ago and it was a direct (no modification) replacement.

                        I found the replacements in plastic at Mike's XS. I'd trust Mike's over Ebay anyday and they are only $6.95.

                        https://www.mikesxs.net/yamaha-xs650...7010-1009.html

                        https://www.mikesxs.net/yamaha-xs650...7010-1009.html
                        Kurt Boehringer
                        Peachtree City, Georgia

                        1970 - CT70K0 - Mini-Trail
                        1978 - SR500 - Thumper
                        1979 - CT70H - Mini-Trail
                        1979 - XS1100SF - Pensacola
                        1980 - XS1100SG - The Ugly Duck
                        1980 - XS1100SG - Mayberry Duck
                        1981 - XS1100SH - DEAD Duck Cafe'
                        1981 - XJ550 Maxim - Nancy's Mini-Max
                        1982 - XJ650 SECA - Hurricane
                        1986 - FJ1200 - Georgia Big Red
                        1992 - FZR1000 - Genesis
                        2016 - FJR1300A - Montgomery

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                        • #13
                          I have not broken any that I got from MikesXS. They fit without modifications.
                          Marty (in Mississippi)
                          XS1100SG
                          XS650SK

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