Ignition switch problem?

daytonageo

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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?
 

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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.
 

DEcosse

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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
 
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daytonageo

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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
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!
 

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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!
Just buy one from @DEcosse he makes a beautiful plug and play system
 

warp9.9

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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?
 

daytonageo

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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?
The Rivco extension is discontinued. After inspection, the ignition switch is suspect.
 
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