98 fxdl-key switch or startor/stator

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by flyin64, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. flyin64

    flyin64 Member

    i thought i saw some posts just like my issue but they went a different direction. if there is a self help or elect forum post please send em my way

    98 dyna low rider
    new startor-3 yrs ago
    new battery this year
    new plugs, wires this season

    turn key
    press start switch
    press ignition switch
    sluggish startor but she fired-took it for a 45 min ride
    parked her and have full charge on battery
    repeat above and heard half a "click" and then nothing
    tried it all again and got zippo from the ignition
    no lights, even at key switch

    a few days ago i noticed that when the key was on the odometer disply was slow in appearing but lights came on immediately

    look forward to replies - stay safe all

  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    You may want o remove the battery terminals and clean and reinstall them , neg off first and on last. Remember there are two ends to both cables.

    If not that then check the cables themselves for resistance.

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    Also check the ignition switch connections for any corrosion.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    What The Boss said and add some dilectric grease to all electrical connections especially under the rubber boot at the starter cable:s
  4. flyin64

    flyin64 Member

    thanks for the suggestion-i will check it out.
  5. sgmfisher

    sgmfisher Member

    Just because it is a new battery doesn't mean it is good. I would check my new battery first. That is the easiest thing to do. In the wind.

  6. blueglide

    blueglide Member

    Thats a good point. I once had 2 bad new batteries in a row-it drove me crazy at the time as I believed the batteries must be good each time.
    The second bad one had an almost invisible crack around one of the terminals.