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I have a 1996 1200 sportster that when the key is on wont start and no headlight. I have horn, tailight and turn signal. This just happened today. Can you help?

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  • Don Frye Apr 03, 2011

    There is no noise. I checked the battery even though I got tailight and horn, turn signals. With the key on. I checked the kill switch and with that on I hit the start button and nothing. not even a click



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Hi there razzmanazz i will do what i can to help you figure out what your problem is. Fist thing i need to know if there is any noise when you try to start the bike. Does it just make a single clicking noise, multiple rapid clicking noise or does the engine turn over and not start. With that information I can help to determine if you have a bad fuse, relay, wiring, starter, starter solenoid or ignition switch. Any additional information will be of help. Noises, smells and things out of the ordinary help. I will look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your question!

~Kelly Axel Comstock

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    IF you have a test light or multimeter check the power wires back tracking from the starter all the way through the components to the ignition stwitch. You should be able to find where the power is halted in the system whether it is a bad wire, relay or other component.

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    Any luck on this?

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 05, 2011

    Has the question been solved? It is still showing in my que.



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