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Hey Good afternoon everybody,

Today i was on my vn on my way to work and it just shut off... almsot as if i had turn the key off... I hit the start button and it crancked right up, a few miles down the road in traffice the same problem happened but the bike did not start up i had to turn the key off and than turn it back on again, I have taken the kill switch apart and it has no corrosion!
Help Please!
 

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hmm might be the ignition switch needs a good cleaning crank her up and give the key a wiggle and see if it dies or stumbles
 

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It's the ignition "hockey puck". That's about the same my bike behaved like when it was malfunctioning. Took me about 3 tries but I finally got a "hockey puck" that works right and the problem hasn't returned since.

The "hockey puck" is a plastic case that is under the part of the switch that you put the key into. To get to it just remove the headlight assembly. It was wires coming out of it, and it resembles a hockey puck when you view it on the bike.
 

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Thank you for the head up, question now is should i replace it or just break it down and give it a good scrubbing?
 

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You can try to clean it and give the little springs inside a little stretching first. If you still have problems, you might have to replace it. Another problem with them is the cables themselves either being de-soldered or developing a short somewhere.

If you do open it up just do it slowly cause those springs and contacts come flying out if you don't do it carefully. I spent half an hour looking for one of mine in the dirt cause I wasn't careful lol
 

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might be best to take the switch off and take it in the house to bust it open and clean

less dirt inside the house you know ;)
 

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might be best to take the switch off and take it in the house to bust it open and clean

less dirt inside the house you know ;)
Definitely! Second time I opened up a "hockey puck" I took it inside, sat at a table and put a big bowl above which I CAREFULLY opened it lol. If you just do it carefully nothing drops out, I was just too brash the first time XD
 

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alright I got the book on the bike at home, I figure sunday will be the day, either I will succeed of I'll have a parts list available I will try to have the My GoPro with me so that I can record the process, I'll start a library on the bike/fix!
Wish the Miami guy some luck!
 

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Check wiring

Move the handlebars from side to side while thebike is running. You could have a loose connection.
 

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Move the handlebars from side to side while thebike is running. You could have a loose connection.
It could be so indeed. I didn't mention this because he never mentioned the handlebars at all.

Also note that if this is the case it could still be one of the wires that come from the "hockey puck". One of mine was dangling by like 3 little wires when I took it off.

Then this other time, my bike would shut off when I turned the bars to the left. After inspecting it I saw that a wire was being pinched when I turned the bars to that side and that caused the bike to shut itself off.
 

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That did happened a few times, looks like head light and the covers by the neck, and checking out some wires! Please keep the possibilities coming I wanna get my girl purring down the road!

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