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When I turn the switch on there are no lights or power. When

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when I turn the switch on there are no lights or power. When I put the charger on the battery I get lights
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: the headlight and all gauge lights
JA: What year is your Charger?
Customer: its about 5 years old
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I cleaned and wire brushed the terminals and cables
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: When o first started it it turned over once the all power was lost
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, make and model of the motorcycle please?

Still, it would appear to be a battery issue. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done) would be to re-inspect the battery, its ground lines and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring as a preliminary consideration.

Then have the battery externally charged and also LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect).