Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI
Bad Ground! I disconnected battery leads (10mm wrench), removed two screws holding plastic cover on (4mm allen), and removed engine grounding screw (5mm allen). Sanded all contacting surfaces on leads, battery, and engine block. Reconnected with dielectric grease on all connector surfaces. Replaced plastic cover. Put the key in and it all functioned great! That's a relief and I'm ready to ride!! Yes.
Advice from Twin City Victory Rider member, Johnny was:
Same thing happened to mine a couple years ago on the flood run. The Windshield with a mind of it's own really got me.
There is an engine ground on the clutch side of the engine.
Face the engine from the clutch side.
On the case, forward of the front cylinder, there is a black plastic cover that covers the battery. (and some wires/connections)
Remove that cover.
Under that cover that was just removed there is a ground that goes to the engine case.
Remove that ground.
(mine had just a teeny-tinny bit of corrosion - could barely see it)
Clean up that ground with a emery cloth/sandpaper. Make sure the case portion is also free of corrosion.
Apply a good ammount of dialectic grease.
Tighten down ground.
(check the other connections too)
Fire the bike up.
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