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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-01-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ignition Wiring

I recently bought an 04 vn750 and I love it to pieces. That said, there is one issue that keeps popping up on me. When I lock the forks to the left, more often than not I have a wire or wires break from the bottom of the switch. It started with the running light and I traced everything that I could and found a loose(almost broken solder) wire at the base of the igintion switch. Then, I went to start it the other night after it sat for about a week and nothing. The lights came on, but the starter would not hit a lick, so I wheeled it back into the shop and looked around the base of the ignition switch and no surprise I found the yellow wire was broken off at the solder joint. My question is this, is anyone else having this problem? I think when I resolder this wire im going to do them all. It is only when I lock the forks to the left.

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I'd look at how the wires are routed. They should have enough slack so they don't break just because the handle is all the way to the left.

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I'd look at how the wires are routed. They should have enough slack so they don't break just because the handle is all the way to the left.
Yeah, what he said. Something is not right there.

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There have been some other riders who've had their bike quit during a hard corner, and found it to be the switch/connections/harness near the head.

Like mentioned above though, while fixing it, get some slack back up front there.
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