Question about 1983 Honda vt 500 ft ascot
Every thing seams to be plugged in. oil light comes on on the dash some one told me it could be the key switch i took it apart and stretched the springs a bit so they would get better contact still not working
Sort of sounds like a Twilight Zone kind of problem doesn't it. I would have the battery checked for an internal dead short. This is something that happens on odd occasions and can happen even to a new battery. Yea, the little lights will work ( they do not draw much juice ), but the starter motor draws a lot of juice and a shorted battery just ain't got it. Also check the wiring harness connections. One loose connection can cause bunches of trouble.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
have had the same problem many times. spray carb cleaner into hole where the brass plunger is located give it a little time to let the cleaner work. put some force on the cable it may come out if not remove the cable at the other end so you can remove carb to work on it
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
sounds like a wire has been added the wrong way or wires have damage, switch could be the culprit. Does the kill switch work? I would be checking all wires and the conectors for heat damage (melting).And fuses for all circuts. if low beam is used does key work to stop engine?
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
most likely just a broken light globe, try replacing that first, second it could be a faulty temp sensor switch.
But i do not think it should light up when you turn the key on. only when the engine gets over hot.
Posted on May 24, 2010
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