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Ignition trouble I have a '96 1200 Custom. I was riding and then shut the motor off at the kill switch. I did not turn the turn off. When I went to start it, it turned over once and now power, no lights, no horn.

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  • emperor887 May 13, 2009

    Thanks, but did not solve. The bike was only off for a few minutes.

  • emperor887 May 13, 2009

    More information...I have 13 volts across the battery. When I turn the key ingition switch, it drops to 0.


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The battery is drained. The kill switch only turns off the motor, while the lights and anything else that can continue to draw power will continue to do so till you turn the key off.

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    Shannon Greer May 13, 2009

    as in you tried a freshly charged battery?

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    Shannon Greer May 13, 2009

    that leads me to think its a poor connection, perhaps the ground. I would check the battery terminals and that the ground is secured tight and clean. then I would follow the positive for the same.


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