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85 1200 a

Postby Bbwelder » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:13 pm

Well my bike just broke down. No power to the dash or ignition dog bone has been replaced with a blade any ideas

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Re: 85 1200 a

Postby seabee_ » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:22 pm

Try wiggling the ignition key around. Sometimes the connection points in the ignition cylinder get loose or dirty. See if that does anything. You might have to start tracing the wires using a digital volt meter starting at the battery and work to the fuse box in the false tank and see if you lose power anywhere.
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Re: 85 1200 a

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:24 pm

It really could be the battery.another fellow had a 2 1/2 year old cheap battery that cranked his bike and crashed.no lights no nuthin.do a volt test of the battery with the key on first and check for corroded terminals and the battery ground

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Re: 85 1200 a

Postby 28crazy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:04 pm

Remove the left side cover and check 3 yellow wiring they heat up and melt into also check the connection on the wiring harness next to the battery

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