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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have Ignition switch issues?

Ive seen the teardown of a vulcan switch and looks the same as mine...

Last year I get ready to ride on a nice summer day and nothing

No lites
No start

I pulled the seat to jump and nuthin

after jiggling the key a bit I got a h/l that stayed on full time...regardless of switch position

still no start

I pulled the switch apart (and lost the spring and balls) cleaned the contacts and found an old honda switch and the balls/springs worked...

started and ran fine

no problems till one nice december day we had...I rode it to the store, turned it on

no start
no lites

shut off key
back on
starts and runs fine

Are these normal gremlins for a switch?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 12:50 AM
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Alot of folks have had switch issues like that, as well as harness issues where it curves up and around the steering tube.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 11:17 PM
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I had mine replaced under warrenty--the shop said it was misrouted from the factory.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 08:15 AM
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I had a solder connection come off the switch that controlled my tail/brake light. Just heated up my soldering iron and fixed it in no time. That is, no time after it took me about an hour to figure it out, 10 min. to fix it and about 1/2 hour putting everything back together. I also had an issue where it looked like the wire rubbed through where it went around the steering tube, it rubbed through the sheilding to the bare wire, so I taped it up really good at the same time.

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