Me James

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by jamez46, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. jamez46

    jamez46 New Member

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    Well Hello, it s little scary going into a forum so that I don't say anything that would be un becoming in a forum not to create an issue with the rules., Well anyway I had or owned Harleys in the past such as an old 76 kicker, an 82 Old Iron sportster, an 883 XL and now an XL 1200 C which I purchased in 2013. Just recently the 2007 XL 1200 C has developed a starting issue that is really weird.
    In that if I press the rocker switch from kill to run and then press start, nothing happens, and the battery is brand new, if I toggle the strarter switch back to kill, and then back to strart, and press start, it will start right up. I realize that a service manual would help greatly in ID-ing the kill switch and I'm only assuming its part number, So the question is has anyone run into this same issue and if indeed the kill switch is the issue? I'm thinking that even though the kill switch is toggled out of the kill position, that it isn't and won't allow it to start, what do you think?
     
  2. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome! It's possible the contacts in the kill switch have some corrosion on the them. Have had this happen to me before. Most times working the switch will clear up the issue. You can call or go to your local dealer or parts source and they can provide you a replacement if needed.

    A manual is a great investment. Get one.
     
  3. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. Your P/N is 71589-96B for the Run/Kill with the Start button. You may want to remove the switch housing assy. from the bars and spray the switch with some contact cleaner. I usually spray a small amount of light lube in the switch after the cleaner evaporates also.
    tourbox
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Welcome to The Forum, Tourbox is right on your part number [​IMG]
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.
     
  7. r_k_dragon

    r_k_dragon Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum from the southwest desert.
     
  8. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.:cheers
     
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Hi James - Welcome from Woodstock, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta!

    :cheers

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