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Motorcycle electrical, I have juice to my ignition switch.

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motorcycle electrical , I have juice...
motorcycle electrical ,
I have juice to my ignition switch. when I turn on the switch there is no power going thru . ok . but the question is I no longer get a power reading from the wire feeding the switch while the ignition is on. turn the switch off and its back. is the problem the switch or something beyond the switch.
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Louie, Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you with your question regarding your motorcycle. I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

Initially, re-confirm and post back with the complete make and model of the motorcycle.

Still, let's try check and review the basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • • re-inspect the battery, its ground lines to the harness, frame & engine, and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring including fusible links (if so equipped);
  • • more importantly, have the battery externally charged; and
  • • then also have the battery LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect);
  • • measure battery voltage:
  • - switch off;
  • - switch on.

In most instances, the described symptom of would be indicative of loose power connection(s) either at the battery terminals and/or at the connectors between the switch and the battery.

In some, it may even be poor ground.

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