Ignition switch problem?

Discussion in 'Common Issues' started by daytonageo, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. daytonageo

    daytonageo .060 Over

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    167
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Ride:
    2005 Triumph Rocket
    Just got an 05 Rocket and it starts and runs great. The problem is the lights will go off suddenly. Headlights and tail light both out. If I get under the tank and wiggle around the wires near the ignition switch which was relocated to the left panel, I can get them back on. Can the switch shut all lights and bike runs fine? Which wire may be the problem?
     
  2. idk

    idk Living Legend

    Messages:
    4,774
    Featured Threads:
    12
    Likes Received:
    6,494
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ride:
    Royal Enfield Bullet
    Probably the white wire in the ignition switch has developed a bad solder joint. It can be re-soldered, but the problem will return. The simplest and best solution is to get a keyless system from @DEcosse. The cheapest solution is probably in my signature link.
     
    Joesmoe and Gerald like this.
  3. DEcosse

    DEcosse If it's no Scottish it's CRAP!

    Messages:
    1,850
    Featured Threads:
    25
    Media:
    19
    Likes Received:
    2,592
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Ride:
    Triumph Daytona (Custom)
    Well, since it's only the lights and not also the ignition, it wouldn't be the white wire - potentially the brown wire if any.

    But perhaps the clue is in the relocated ignition, which must have used an extender cable. A 2008 would have the later type connector set - inspect those connector terminals for any sign of burning/arcing, or even just bad crimps.

    Edit - Ooops - 2005 - early connector set; still same check applies
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020
  4. daytonageo

    daytonageo .060 Over

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    167
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Ride:
    2005 Triumph Rocket
    Thanks. Lots of burnt areas on two connectors. The guy did a real hack job extending the ignition switch. Ordered an Eastern Beaver relay kit, and I am going to rewire for a remote ignition. In I go!
     
    Starmanut likes this.
  5. Mittzy

    Mittzy The Hooligan - Just Doing Stuff

    Messages:
    8,356
    Featured Threads:
    84
    Media:
    19
    Likes Received:
    7,727
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ride:
    2010 R3 Roadster (Matt Black) Called BRUTUS
    Just buy one from @DEcosse he makes a beautiful plug and play system
     
    Tripps likes this.
  6. daytonageo

    daytonageo .060 Over

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    167
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Ride:
    2005 Triumph Rocket
    I just might do that!
     
  7. warp9.9

    warp9.9 Pocałuj mnie w dupę

    Messages:
    10,400
    Featured Threads:
    9
    Media:
    14
    Likes Received:
    12,722
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Forest City Illinois
    Ride:
    07 Rocket
    Not sure but I think Rivco is the only company in the usa that made a relocation kit for the rocket (old style ignition non updated harness plugs). And it came with a pig tail harness to span the distance. Have you checked them over yet?
     
  8. laraza

    laraza Turbocharged

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Messages:
    830
    Featured Threads:
    54
    Media:
    4
    Likes Received:
    872
    Trophy Points:
    203
    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Ride:
    09 R3 Classic
    The link doesn't seem to be working
     
  9. daytonageo

    daytonageo .060 Over

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    167
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    253
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Ride:
    2005 Triumph Rocket
    The Rivco extension is discontinued. After inspection, the ignition switch is suspect.
     
  10. Joesmoe

    Joesmoe IMOKUR2 Staff Member

    Country:
    United States
    Messages:
    4,389
    Featured Threads:
    50
    Media:
    7
    Likes Received:
    6,069
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Ride:
    Triumph: 2014 Rocket III Touring
Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice