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Went for a 200 mile ride yesterday and my friend embarrassed me enough about a dirty bike (his is a spotless 2013 Ultra) that today I broke the hose out. Didn't high pressure wash anything, only let the water run out and down. Wipe it down, put the key in and as I turned it the starter engages without hitting the switch, and won't stop.

Pulled the connector behind the starter key, and the plug wires, all dry.

Starter button? any help would be appreciated, and advise to prevent it from happening again.

First issue I've ever had.

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Went for a 200 mile ride yesterday and my friend embarrassed me enough about a dirty bike (his is a spotless 2013 Ultra) that today I broke the hose out. Didn't high pressure wash anything, only let the water run out and down. Wipe it down, put the key in and as I turned it the starter engages without hitting the switch, and won't stop.

Pulled the connector behind the starter key, and the plug wires, all dry.

Starter button? any help would be appreciated, and advise to prevent it from happening again.

First issue I've ever had.
Starter relay is done and needs to be replaced.

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Starter relay is done and needs to be replaced.
Thanks for the tip.

Blew some silicone lubricant into the kill switch and starter and kept toggling. Finally got it to stop acting up.
It's either I washed dirt into the switches or the relay as you said.

Where is the relay? I'll inspect it and replace. Common?

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Thanks for the tip.

Blew some silicone lubricant into the kill switch and starter and kept toggling. Finally got it to stop acting up.
It's either I washed dirt into the switches or the relay as you said.

Where is the relay? I'll inspect it and replace. Common?
It's common for relays to start getting stuck in one position. When they start doing it, although sometimes it will be intermittent due to temperature variations, they tend to continue to be unreliable, so changing them is the path of least headaches. The relays are tucked in the fuse box, under the right side panel.

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Got it. Will change it out.

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you can get relay at auto store or even radio shack.

went to my dealer 4 miles away and asked for one and he didn't stock one. He told me they could have one in a week. I asked if he was parts manger and said yes. I said look on the show room floor see all those bikes maybe 50 I said they all use a relay maybe you should stock some. He just gave me the blank look. I told him and sales men I'm going next store 100 yds and buy one. Yup h-d.
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I had no idea this part was interchangeable with standard auto. called my dealer and you are correct, response was not in stock. If I had 't told him to order one I'd head to NAPA.

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Interesting follow up. Seems Victory has these on back order, and it was hard to find.

1st) They claim it is a solenoid and that calling it a relay is synonymous.
2nd) They state theirs is unique, and while you may find a "universal" one, it isn't the same
3rd) On the CCT it is located behind the battery mounted on the back "wall", not behind the side panels.

That's it! Think I'll pull my plug/harness to it and grease it up and tape it now that I know it is that susceptible to water and see if it acts up again before replacing.

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