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Old 08-25-2018, 03:32 PM Top   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there guys. Need some help. My 98 Sportster 1200 XL just tipped over while idling on stand and shut off. When I tried to restart it, I hit the starter button and nothing. I also now have no headlight. What"s up?, It ran GREAT prior to this with no problems. Checked all fuses and connections. I'm stumped. Any ideas?
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Did it hit the ground with a good bump? and was the headlight on ? I'm thinking blown bulb maybe have you checked the main fuse ? the one straight of the battery ?
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Hey Guys, thanks for answering. Don't know at this point if it blew out the headlight bulb. My main problem is why the starter button does nothing at all when pressed. Makes no sense to me.
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Hey mate , I hate to state the obvious , but is the engine kill switch on ? Just asking because years ago I used to work in a bike shop and this bloke pushed his Honda for over two miles to the shop only to have me put his kill switch to run
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