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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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No power, currently on the side of the road

Hello all, finally out for a rip, bike was running great, '83 Honda shadow vt750 c. Pulled over to regroup with my buddy so I shut it down. When I went to start it back up, nothing, no lights no power whatsoever. Main fuse is ok, took the battery across the street, it has a full charge. Help!!

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Loose ground or bad contact in the switch housing.

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Did your run/stop switch get moved? Kickstand switch or clutch switch? Scratch the run/stop, it would still turn over.

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Nothing got moved or adjusted, was running great, turned it off, less than 5 minutes later, turned the key and nothing happened, zero power
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Checked ground, it's solid, looked in switch housing, everything seems fine, no obvious loose connections. Guess I'll have to get towed home and work through the whole electrical system with a multi meter
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It might be a worn ignition key switch. Check your ignition switch to see you have power out when the key is on.

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I was hoping to see you had found the Gremlin and rode home...
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Please post the cure, for those who MAY have a similar problem...

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Checked ground, it's solid, looked in switch housing, everything seems fine, no obvious loose connections. Guess I'll have to get towed home and work through the whole electrical system with a multi meter
It is usually just dirty contacts that Ned cleaning and new dielectric grease applied. Matter of fact I need to clean and relive my turn signal.
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Thanks everybody, super funny, I actually put a gremlin bell on my bike before I went for the ride yesterday. What's a good way to work through the electrical system to find the disconnect

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