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Dan wrote at 2006-06-27 13:35:20
Had a similar problem with my '02 VTX 1800.  The headlight was mostly off but would occasionally come on.  The starter acted sluggish like a low battery.  Put new battery in (other one was 4 years old) and still had the problems.

Read this post and checked the starter button with the kill switch "off/kill" position and the headlight flickered (bad connection).  Ordered a new switch.  This saved me much time checking charging system.

Great post!!!

RCBOB wrote at 2010-02-19 04:30:17
Just had my Tailights go out on my 03 wing. Top fuse plastic was melted and off of fuse,but fuse was not blown. Turns out if you wiggle the fuse in the socket the lights worked. I guess a bad connection with the fuse caused a heating effect on the fuse body, but not enough to blow the fuse. If it is not a fuse , there are relays under the seat.

ArtinKC wrote at 2015-12-09 20:04:05
Thanks for this.  Sticking starter switch it was.  Wish I knew that four hours ago.

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I can answer all general maintenance questions, also any general problem questions regarding most emergency problems as well as some uncommon problems regarding most motorcycles but with specific knowledge and experience with older Honda and Yamaha motorcycles. I am also very experienced in field analysis of problems and solutions to get the bike going till you reach a safe spot or home.


For starters, please don't call me Christopher. Chris or "Falcon" will do nicely. That said, I have been riding since 1981 and am licensed in the U.S. and in the UK for motorcycles as well as 3 other classes of vehicles. Since I began riding, I have owned 10 motorcycles of various makes and models, all but 3 of which have been older, second hand machines of questionable servicability. also, I ride 7 days a week, not 2. Rain or shine. but please do not ask me about specific parts and specifications regarding your bike. My expertise is in maintainence and field repair, not parts ordering. I will not be able to answer parts pricing and matching for specific machines. On a final note, I have recently discovered that a Honda V65 Magna will ford water up to nearly 2ft in depth. But you must keep the revs up and the speed down.

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