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dan_zombie

My first "&%$#@!" moment on my bike..

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Yesterday I was taking ol girl out for a stroll, getting more practice in town and traffic, making myself practice techniques I normally avoid. At a red light this sorority girl was texting away in her range rover at a green light. In my usual road rage I tried honking my horn, and the bike shuts off. WTF? I frantically get in kick started and out of there praying not too many ppl saw me and raced on home.

Does anyone have a clue what caused this? Horn has worked fine for inspection/"does that thing have a horn" but the one time I try to actually use it on the road it poops on me.

Thanks

Dan

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The thumb button on the left handle of my bike is a kill switch. 

 

Sounds like it worked flawlessly.

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I'm going to rip it apart soon. I didn't know if there was a common issue or if it had happened to someone else.

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I'm going to rip it apart soon. I didn't know if there was a common issue or if it had happened to someone else.

Even though you say that is a Tusk one, it is similar to most. It is identical to mine which I got from Baja Designs. They all source the same supplier. Mine works but is currently just disconnected.

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Sounds like you tapped into the ignition circuit to power your horn. When you hit the horn button it takes the ignition to ground.

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That would make sense. The previous owner of the bike installed the kit so I'm not sure what all he did. He told me it was a Tusk kit. What should I look for? Follow wiring diagrams?

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