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My fxr start button has shorted and drain my battery off, what should i do?

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What do you mean exactly by shorted ? is it stuck in ? and have you took the switchgear apart at all too see if there is any obvious isues inside ?
i need all the info possible if your going to repair that switch
two alternitives would be 1 replace switchgear since all i have to go on is fxr ill produce a few links for this option and the latter
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=fxr+starter+switch&_sacat=0&_odkw=fxr+switch&_osacat=0&_from=R40



and option 2 a new switch that is not made for the bike you can get these for 3.00 gbp upwards depending on the style wanted
i can talk u through fitment if u need that


it would help if i knew the exact make model and year

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