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No working headlight and starter button will not work honda VTX

After adding wal mart running lights and drove for about 25 miles stopped bike and the lights and button stop working

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My bother has same problem with his vtx 2004 honda was told its the starter switch getting fixed now

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Did you check the relay? They are generally located under the Rider's seat. You might have overloaded the relay and caused your lights to stop working

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