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2001 GoldWing 1800,it will keep trying to start with the key in off position, and the emergency switch off, as well. Had to take the battery cable off to stop the bike trying to turn over.

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Yikes, self running machine, eh?
One thing to look at is you can have that condition when all of the parts are okay, but the battery condition is low. So that is my first question: what is the state of charge on the battery? If is is low, recharge, test it independently, and then try it in your machine.
For some reason at low battery voltage, contact points in the starter relay weld together.
Happens often on Harleys, which feature high cranking amps.
On a car, when this condition happens, one could tap on the relay and cause disengagement, but the relay is rarely accessible on a bike.
When you are all said and done, there is exposure of your starter relay, from all of this contact point welding. But most of the time the relay is fine.
Very interesting failure.
Battery is where you start.

Cheers,

Doc

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SOURCE: 96 accord - turn key, nothing happens. bad ignition switch? help!

Could be.

Also the jiggling thing could be a coincidence. :0)

Tell me this.... when you turn the key, do you hear a CLICK?? If so your starter is probably bad.

:0)

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: new battery, tight connections, start the bike up

Hello James
Hearing your problem strikes right at me. My old Jeep Cherokee had the same problem. You have two possible problems, alternator and regulator. Luckily for you, both can be taken to any good sized auto parts store and tested for free:) The reason it dies is that the bike uses electricity to generate sparks at the spark plugs, if you don't have something to resupply the battery(ie:alternator) then it will slowly die(also causing the lights to dim more and more). The alternator could not be charging the battery, or the regulator could be not allowing the alternator to charge the battery.Taking the out could become quite difficult, my GoldWing makes it extremely hard, but the rest of the job should be easy.



Hope this helps
-Chris

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: just bought a 2001 vs800 intruder,got it home and will not start

If you're getting no lights then it is either the ignition switch or the battery is not making connection. Check the battery with a multi-meter. Check the fusebox with a multi-meter, any power to any fuses there with key on?

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: The left and right handlebar controls switches Are

My dad has a 2005 30th anniversary edition and they light up.
I have add on lights I found at chrischrome.com item #18211 Illuminated rider controls.  You can also get them at Wingstuff.com this is a great site. http://www.wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/105_Rivco_Products/2049_Rivco_GL1800_Handlebar_Illumination_Kit/
They are pretty much peal and stick. you will want a heat gun or hair dryer. It has a control to adjust illumination on the right handlebar, where it plugs into the brake light switch for power.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge durango ignition switch is stuck in locked position

Your tumblers are worn. You can "Bump" the lock to get it to work, but this is a very temporary fix. To bump the lock, simply tap on the end of the key with something heavy like a short 2X4 , the heal of a shoe or something similar - while in the ignition while attempting to turn the key to the start position. DO NOT turn the engine back of until you get the car home or to a repair facility.

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