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hi - i've got a 1992 1200 Sportster - original owner

bike battery seemed shot after the winter - bought new battery - same trouble

turn the ignition key - nothing - no click when i try to start - NADA! If ignition switch is left on for 15 seconds, headlight will glow very dimly - like a dead battery

i'm suspecting a ground somewhere - but can't find one

circuit breaker?

any help please!

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AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

I'm going crazy

Got yet another new battery

All charged to the max!

No lights (headlight glows very dimly)

Starter won't turn - no click

No Nothing!!!

It's got to be a major league short circuit somewhere or perhaps a fried main circuit breaker?

any advice?
 

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Thanks!

Thanks to all that posted replies to my plea for help!

Indeed - I did a thorough electrical test of the battery cables and starter/solenoid!

Freaking solenoid bolt - was a bit corroded - not really bad - bad bad enough to cause a voltage drop of 2 volts (as measured at the end of the positive battery cable, etc)

Cleaned up and tightened up - and seems to start and run well now

Thanks again
 
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