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#142489 - 08/09/18 07:53 PM Ignition
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Hi,

My 1987 XT225 has a rather dodgy ignition. It appears that the switch is a bit worn and could do with replacement. The local dealer tells me the part is not available. Would it be possible to use an ignition from a later model or are they unique? This old bike does not have a starter or a kickstand switch.
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#142491 - 08/09/18 10:16 PM Re: Ignition [Re: Bush Pig]
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From Yamaha's PARTS SITE, 1992 is the first year they show the Serow (XT225). It has an electric start. As for 1987, only the XT350 and XT600 are shown. The main switch and steering lock (ignition) for the XT350 is P/N 2GK-82501-01-00. As for the Serow (1992), that P/N is 2HV-82501-00-00. Perhaps the worn parts are the same with other differences not relevant to your repair. It's difficult to see those details from the diagrams. A 2000 XT225 shows the same P/N as the 1992.

If the part can be returned, perhaps it's worth ordering for a newer bike and compare to yours. Otherwise a motorcycle salvage yard is an option. Good luck.
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#142498 - 08/10/18 12:28 PM Re: Ignition [Re: Bush Pig]
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The wiring might be different, but I'd guess it's possible to make a newer part work. Given the lack of electric start, you might be able to bypass the key ignition completely and just install a simple switch.
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#142499 - 08/10/18 03:08 PM Re: Ignition [Re: Bush Pig]
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This is the consideration of the steering lock mechanism too. That is if that mechanism needs rework. If not, then it's just an electrical issue. Keyed switches are available from Amazon. Like the Dorman 85936 universal model. Not fancy but it will get the bike turned on/off with a key.

I'd imagine the steering lock is your best security measure. Prevents easily rolling the bike away. Good luck.
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