Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Huntington Beach California
No Electrical Power when the key is turned on
I recently purchased a 1996 Royal Star Tour Classic that was known to have a few problems. The main one is no electrical power when the ignition key is switched on. The battery is reading over 13 volts, but when the ignition key is turned to "on" I get nothing. I mean, no lights, solenoid click, no fuel pump action - no nothing. I checked all fuses, including the 30A fuse located at the starter solenoid under the battery tray. Are these bikes know to have issues with the ignition switch? When I first got the bike it all worked fine and the engine started, but suddenly just stopped running. When I turned the switch on and off, I get nothing. I tried to trace the wires from the back of the ignition switch, but it looks like the radiator has to be removed to access the screws that hold the switch in place (pretty bad design for a Jap bike). I removed the seat and tank to try and get better access, but didn't help. I tried the continuity test suggested in the service manual and it appears to be ok - but not really positive about my results. Does anyone have any suggestions?