Do I need keyless ignition and a headlight relay kit on a '14 Roadster?

JudgeMontrose

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Hey all,

I have a '14 Roadster, which I ride in all weather. Should I get the Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit and a some sort of ignition upgrade, or were those issues solved by my model year?
 

Dawg68

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I also have a 14 Roadster. That I use as a commuter on a daily basis in all weather. I have had no issues with the ignition. I don’t believe the relay kit is required on the 14 and newer. I even have powered assessories installed but I used a proper power distribution block to avoid drawing power off of the ignition and headlamp circuit.
 

barbagris

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Hey all,

I have a '14 Roadster, which I ride in all weather. Should I get the Eastern Beaver headlight relay kit and a some sort of ignition upgrade, or were those issues solved by my model year?
NEED? - well no. The question is do you WANT keyless. If so - speak to member @DEcosse. A prince amongst electrical gods.
 

idk

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If you want an inexpensive keyless ignition, then look at my signature and make your own. Ken's system is much easier to install, and technically better though.
 

DEcosse

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No, you don't 'need' either - there are no reliability issues on a '14 Roadster
KeyLess system is just going to be purely for its own merits of convenience and coolness! :p
It does have some security advantages - you can't stick a screwdriver in it to hot-wire it, like you can a key-switch :D
 

DodahMan

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No, you don't 'need' either - there are no reliability issues on a '14 Roadster
KeyLess system is just going to be purely for its own merits of convenience and coolness! :p
It does have some security advantages - you can't stick a screwdriver in it to hot-wire it, like you can a key-switch :D
I would like to know more. I am fairly new to the R3T and still evaluating what I would like to have done next. Mine is a 2011. If there is a concern, What would you suggest for the ignition? Thanks.
 
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