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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Planned on first ride of the season, but my Vision had something else in mind. Everything initially powered up normal, but a noise was made when starter button was pushed. Then, when key was turned again, just the green Neutral light and red Oil light were flashing. The windshield also decided to raise itself without touching the switch. A couple more attempts and the bike was running, so I drove it around the block. Killed it in the driveway and it went back to the flashing Neutral and Oil light mode.

Any ideas or suggestions? May have to look for winter critter damage to wires. Strange how windshield wants to raise itself.

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My first attempt will be to remove the Battery Tender leads and retighten the battery bolts. The battery has been on a trickle charger for most of the WI winter, and voltage looked good on it. The Battery Tender leads were a new addition from fall to spring.

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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:

Bad ground!
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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yup it doesn't take much

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VJ saves the day!!!!
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