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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Lights work, wont start

So this has happened two times now, first time simple turing the key to the lock position then back to "on" worked. I turn the key, all the lights(expect the headlight) will work i hit hte start button and nothing doesn't make a sound. My dad thinks the start itself needs rebuilt/replaced since it took throwing it in gear, rocking it, throwing in the clutch and hitting the start button for her to fire up. So those are the two incidences.

1st time: moving key from "on" to "lock" then back to "on" and she started

2nd time: throwing it in 1st gear, rocking it, throwing in clutch, hitting start

Could i just have really bad luck and both the ignition switch and starter needs work or is it just one or the other? What do you guys think.

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sounds like ignition switch to me.. cheap easy rebuild/repair

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sounds like ignition switch to me.. cheap easy rebuild/repair
I second this.

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does anyone have any videos or pictures to go along with this? reading both the link thtanner posted and the vulcan verses im lost, i dont see what connector vulcan verses is talking about after removing the neck cover and the link tanner posted just had me remove some bolts on either side of the cluster which doesn't seem to help me remove anythign and was just a pita to take off and will prolly be more so to get them back on....

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NO just take it apart and clean it. No rebuild. You are taking apart the "puck" under the key. you'll pry apart the puck very carefully. There are 3 springs and a ball bearing in there so carefull you don't lose them. Check for connected that have become undone. Also stretch the springs just a hair foir better contact. Putting the puck back together tight is the trick I super glued then zip tied it tight. No more problems arter that.

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NO just take it apart and clean it. No rebuild. You are taking apart the "puck" under the key. you'll pry apart the puck very carefully. There are 3 springs and a ball bearing in there so carefull you don't lose them. Check for connected that have become undone. Also stretch the springs just a hair foir better contact. Putting the puck back together tight is the trick I super glued then zip tied it tight. No more problems arter that.
that black almost circle thing at the very bottom where the key goes in? Right next to the top of the fork and looks like theres only one tiny philips head holding it on there?

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yup that's it but take the whole switch out first two allen head bolts hold it in

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ok so i got what i assume is the puck off, bottom of it just had a few tabs holding it on revealing: blue, red, w/b, white, o/g wires soldered on with what appear to be brass tabs or something coming from the other side but i see no way to pull the rest of it apart without cutting the thing in half theres no seam, i'll go get the camera i guess and upload a pic

EDIT: wait... switch out, allen head bolts? son of a bitch, guess its time to hunt for those.

edit: ok i see them, they were on either side of the puck right?did i **** up by removing the puck first?

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don't panic man the bolts screw in from the bottom up they are to either side of the puck

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ok got the bolts undone, but theres a tab for lack of a better work welded to the neck that makes it so i cant remove the ignition switch... how do i get around this, im sure i can figure it out but like i just said on facebook, this is annoying and i kinda wana cry right now lol.

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