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Riding to work yesterday I noticed my light on my speedometers started flickering intermediate and then my engine light came on for bout 5 minutes
Then last night on my way home the same thing without the engine light coming on the bike is running fine
Looking for suggestions on what to check
I will be checking the battery connection later to make sure they are tight and gonna check the connection in the speedo to make sure that there is no loose connection is there anything else to check
 

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You're starting at the right places. Are you getting any fault codes?
 

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You've starting right (as mentioned). When you're through checking the battery check the battery connections then pull the battery and have it load tested. Very good idea to check the breaker as well. Then make sure the battery is ok..... Most likely the battery is not right. Keep it simple as these bikes are finicky when it comes to the battery otherwise it would probably throw a code. Keep us posted. ;-) LMYR
 

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Did you wash it or ride in the rain lately? If yes, I'd be pulling plugs apart and cleaning them up.
Why do you think they call me rainman that's when it gets wash :laugh
 

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I think I found the problem had the negative battery cable was slightly loose tighten the cable and the positive just to be sure I'll know in the morning if that was it
 

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Thank you for the confirmation. I find a need to ensure my battery cables are tight about once a year. Even with external star washers on them.
 

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That's a good thing Mark I have the star washers also and it still worked loose I reckon I need to start looking more often
 

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I need to check mine but I want to get battery tested anyway. Guess I'll give them a wiggle first.
 

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Forget the wiggle test, put a wrench on the battery bolts to ensure they're both tight. Sometimes less than a full turn will make the difference between a properly running Victory and one that has a few odd issues.
 

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Forget the wiggle test, put a wrench on the battery bolts to ensure they're both tight. Sometimes less than a full turn will make the difference between a properly running Victory and one that has a few odd issues.
I was busy inspecting bike damage. Dark now and fat fingers not going to fool with tight battery space in dark. I don't need to light myself up. Haha

Battery is coming OUT of bike. I don't even know how old it is. Can't see a date with it installed maybe on back side. It needs a load test then if all good it can go back and I'll look other places like that breaker thing.
 
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