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Ignition switch help

Discussion in 'Great Lakes U.S.' started by Cafe Murdock, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Hey ive ive 79 xs650 with a slightly altered stock wire harness i rode to work then wen i went to leave my bike wouldnt start no tail light and no starter nothing but wen i turn the key through its rotation half way through my tail light would cum on then go bak out i replaced the ignition switch and as long as its no bolted on the tree i can kick start it n itll run just fine but since all this happened i lost my electric start and cant cet it bak im stumped on the matter so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated thanks murdock
     
  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Could be a ground issue on the electric start. check ground wires in the headlight bucket? Still a stock ignition switch or something else now?
    Too be honest your post is kind of confusing.
     
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  3. solo2racr

    solo2racr Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow

    If this were written in English....... :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Stock switch n semi stock harness ive done away with all gages n indicaters on trees
     
  5. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  6. Yea its a brand new stock switch and harness but ive deleted my speedo n tach and indicators n all that stuff turn signals everything i only have head n tail lights
     
  7. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    well it shouldn't be too difficult to use a multimeter and track down what is causing the issue if you only have such a basic system ;)
    Don't assume that your ignition switch is not at fault because it is new ... you should test that too
     
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