Lost your key? Want to start your motorcycle again, yet there is no help available?

This article will show you how to hotwire a motorcycle in 3 different ways.Hotwire a motorcycle is deceptively easy. Unlike hotwiring a car, which demands more patience and cleverness, hotwiring a bike just takes you a few tools to complete. This article on how to hotwire a motorcycle consists of 3 detailed guides that can help you when you do not have a key or any help in sight to make the vehicle moving.


How To Hotwire A Motorcycle


Traditional method

This is the most common and easiest way to hotwire a motorcycle. You can simply complete it in just a matter of minutes without exerting much effort. Instead, it takes you some careful observation to get things right.

  • What you need ?

As I said it before, hotwiring a motorcycle is easy. You won’t need such tools as wire stripper, hammer, or screwdriver like when you hotwire a car. Instead, all you need is a piece of handy wire for about 3-4 inches long. And of course, you will need to make sure that it’s a motorcycle that you have ownership on.

  • How to do ?

Step 1: Identify the wires

The first thing you want to do is to identify the wires that connect to the ignition. They are the wires that command the ignition. They come with different colors in different types of motorcycle. Basically, they have read, green, black and yellow colors.

Step 2: Locate the wires

There are many wires connecting to the ignition. And what you want to do is to locate them properly. Stick the wires with their connector a little bit out of your vehicle to see them clearly. Follow them back to their other ends down below your car.

Step 3: Remove the plastic connector

As the wires are contained in a plastic connector, you have to remove the connector to really hotwire the motorcycle. You can simply use your hand to unhook the connector to let the wires come out of the way. This should be a very smooth and easy thing to do.

Step 4: Use the wire

Now it’s the last step on how to hotwire a motorcycle. Bring out the wire that you have prepared previously. Then stick it to the bridge between 2 of the 3 ports on the connector. If you don’t know which one is which, don’t worry, it doesn’t matter. The reason is that there are only 3 options.

However, to save your time and also to make sure you will make it in the first place, just remember the 2 parallel ports. On the connector, you will see 3 ports with 2 of them are parallel to each other, and they are perpendicular to the other one. So as you recognize the 2 proper ports, stick 2 ends of the wires into them.

Once you get it right, you will hear your bike click on. And now you can just start it right up. This method is the easiest one, and I think there should not be any problem applying it. The ports may look different in different motorbike but just try the 3 options of sticking the wire, and you will eventually get it right.

For a more in-depth illustration, watch the video on how to hotwire a motorcycle.


Alternative method 1


You can also hotwire your motorbike quite similarly to hotwiring a car. As a reference on how to hotwire a car

What you need ?

They are more than just a wire to be required if you use this method. Specifically, you will need:

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Hammer (optional)
  • And again I remind you, the ownership of the vehicle.

How to do ?

  • Step 1: Expose the ignition cap

Just like hotwiring a car, the first thing you want to do is to remove the ignition cap. To do this, you should try hammering a screwdriver into the ignition. As prying the ignition cap off a motorbike may require less force, you may not need a hammer in some cases. It is always recommended to wiggle the screwdriver until it starts running.

  • Step 2: Send power from battery to the ignition

In this step, you twist the battery and the ignition wires together. This steps may take a few time to complete the connection. And once the connection is set up, the power from the battery will be transferred to the motorcycle’s ignition. Now your vehicle is powered, and it’s ready to move again.

This method may consume you a little bit more time than the traditional method. It also may cause some damages to the ignition of your motorcycle. We all know it’s always recommended to get help from the experts, but this is an instruction for emergencies when there is no key and no help in sight.


Alternative method 2


This method is also easy to do. However, it may also cause some damages to the ignition. For the tool you need, you should have a wire stripper or a sturdy knife/ scissor in place

How to do ?

  • Step 1: Locate the wire

As told previously in my instruction, there can be some wires connecting to the ignition. And what you want to do is locate the exact wire that you will deal with. In this case, you should identify the battery wires. The colors of the battery wires might vary from bike to bike. However, they are commonly green and red. The battery wires are red and green. The ignition wires are yellow and black.

  • Step 2: Strip the wires

Remember not to clip any wires except the green and the red wire. If there is no green wire, look for a solid yellow or black wire. Various colors are used to prevent non-professional tempering. You should be very careful with this step. Only clip the mentioned wires. Make sure that you leave the other wires alone, especially any “stripped” wire.Now you can start your vehicle and make it move again.

I’ve just provided you with 3 different instructions on how to hotwire a motorcycle. Strongly hope that you find this article helpful. There may be many other ways of hotwiring a motorcycle. Let me know if you know any. Thank you very much for reading my article.

About the Author Leroy Simmons

My name is Leroy L.Simmons. I create this blog as the way to find out my excitement and also a way to remember my father. I always love writing, I embarked on this adventure of the blog, to tell you all that I want to share about my hobby, my dream of auto, truck and journey. At MRVEHICLE.NET, I hope to tell you great stories and especially to answer some questions you might ask. And there are also many interesting and up-to-date stories of drivers on their journey everywhere in the world.

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