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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey everybody,

I'm new here, I am the owner of a VN 750 year '99. I bought it 7 months ago when it had 27 000 miles.
It is my first bike and I'm really not good at fixing things, not to mention that i have no clue whatsoever about mechanics. All I have it is just a bit of common sense and with your help i think I can get through with this

So, here is the history of my problem: two weeks ago when I turned the key in the ignition switch to start there was no current at all. i knew the battery was good, so I tried to find a broken wire or something, but I discovered that when i slamed the side stand the current came on and after that I didn't have any problem untill 2 days ago when while driving the engine seemed to cut off momentarilly, but imediatelly recovering. i also noticed that the lights would go off when the same time with the engine, so that's why i suspect it is electrical and probably has to do with the side stand switch. Because in neutral the engine runs just fine.
So can anyone guide me how to bypass this thing? I saw a couple of posts about that but I'm afraid not to short-cut something and ruin the beauty.
I know that the wires coming out of the switch are brown and green/white and the connector is somewhere on the left hand side under the frame a little above the air cleaner and very difficult to reach

Thank you all!!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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I'm not sure how to by pass it but mine is gone I'll take a look at it and see how it was done or hope i can see how the po has done it if i can i'll take a picture of it also good luck
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 08:44 PM
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If you want an easier fix try to spray some WD40 into the plunger and see if it frees it up if not just cut it and cross the wires I think...Am I right ya'll??

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You can just cut the leads. I don't remember if shorting them together after bypasses the switch or leaving them cut does but either way it won't hurt anything. Shorting the leads together simulates a closed switch and leaving them unconnected simulates the open switch. I just don't remember which way the switch works.

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a picture would be great. i know you have to take the leads out of the connector and leave both ends of the white/green (i think, i'm not sure) wire into the connector...something like that
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You can just cut the leads. I don't remember if shorting them together after bypasses the switch or leaving them cut does but either way it won't hurt anything. Shorting the leads together simulates a closed switch and leaving them unconnected simulates the open switch. I just don't remember which way the switch works.
that's the thing..i can't open the switch to see if the circuit closes or opens when you retract the side stand.
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Ya need em connected to simulate the side stand being up.

Have both the clutch lever and the sidestand "safety" switch bypassed and I'm glad I did.
Basically just cut the wire somewhere after the switch but before the connector - splice the wires together - shrink wrap and hide and you're done (the "right" way would probably be to cut somewhere after the connector but that's less reversible if you (or a future owner) decide that you want the "safety" switch (not sure why ya would...)

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well....it seems it wasn't the side stand switch
but it is definitely electrical and somewhere in the upper part 'cause sometimes if i play with the handlebar left right, with the contact on and the engine stopped i can see all the lights including the headlight going off for a moment.
does any one have any suggestion how can I track the cause efficiently? Cause otherwise I am afraid I have to check all the wires...
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That sounds like it may be your ignition switch to me
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