Hello NR's.. The bike.. Yamaha SRX250 '85 I had my bike stolen from work recently (GRRRR!!), but had it found and returned by SAPOL some time after. Among the damage the bastards totally removed the ignition barrel to hotwire it. There are cables everywhere, some of them joined with band aids... anyhow, took it back to my mates w'shop (he is a car mechanic) and put power to the battery terminals, and we got lights, horn indicators, etc, but nothing to the starter. To be honest, with my work I havent had much time (any) to have a good look, Although my friend is a very good mechanic, he is honest enough to usually veer out from electrics.. and he admits that is not a bike mech.. hes had bikes in his younger days, but knows that bikes are a different matter altogether... but he's tested the starter and reckons the starter is OK. So, i need a another ignition barrel (ignition switch). Local wreckers have priced anything from $60 to $150, but on ebay there are a whole lot of ign switches from about $10, but they say ign switch for atvs, scooters, and some are universal. I thought that as long as the connection plug has the same amount of wires, an ignition switch is an ignition switch... help!! Im also planning to get another ignition solenoid, and maybe another starter.. depends. I just need to start the bike and get it running to fully asses what damage was done. They even ripped the helmet lock!! butchered the seat, scratched the hell out of it and cracked the front fairings trying to rip them off.. bastards.