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Hey all! New member here. Been soooking around a while but joined today.
I’ve got a strange issue and wonder if anyone else has seen it.
I have a 2007 FXD.
Last weekend I put new bars on, changed brake line and throttle cables.
I gently pulled some more wiring harness from the frame as I’ve done before.
Test rode the bike and all was good.
I forgot to cover it and it rained sideways that night.
When I went out the next morning the speedo and odometer were lit, but the forks were locked and no key.
I put the key in, turned it on then off and all was good.
I came home in the afternoon and only the odometer was lit. I put the key in and it was dead.
Battery charger tells me battery is toast.
Will a bad battery cause ghosts like this?
I’ve never seen this in 40 years of owning HD.
Any help would be great!!!!!!
 

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The battery was fine sunday. Not fine Monday and for the month prior when I pulled from storage.
 

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Water and electrical dont mix, maybe take a hairdryer and dry out all the connections. Laborious to be sure but other than putting it in a dry warm area until it dries this might be your best bet.
 

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I was in the automotive electrical biz for 20+ years, then worked in a hot rod shop wiring cars for several more.
These computerized pieces of crap are frustrating.
My Shovel has 5 wires and a mag, as the great pumpkin intended.
My BSA chop? 4. Starts second kick.
This POS has had ghosts since day 1.
 

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Call me old fashioned but I won't own fuel injected bike. I work on all my own stuff. I don't want to be carrying a laptop around to fix it. Nor do I want to deal with 17 different grounds loosening up...ill take the carb bikes anyday.
 

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If all was good before the new bars then it's likely something got pinched or exposed when you made the change and caused a short?
 
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