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I have been riding for over 50 years.I've had Hondas,Yamahas, Kawasakis,an Ossa,a BMW,a Ducati,and now my ride is a 1998 Concours.

dtech7332983

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I tried to start my 1998 Concours tod.It had been running great.This morning however it just cranked a couple of times,I heard a "click"from under the seat.The dash lights went out and the bike won't crank at all.Sometimes the lights come on when I try to start it but immediately go out.The fuses are good.Would that ignition box be the problem and is there a way to check it.Any help would be appreciated.
 

fastenova

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Have you checked battery voltage? Based on your comment about the dash lights going out when trying to start this would make me think the battery is dead...
 

Stasch

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+1 - Check battery first. Igniter box is rarely an issue on these.

That click may be your JBox.

Remove the left side cover and give the JBox a bump with the handle of a screwdriver to see if that changes things.

If so, its time to get it reworked by Larry Buck or get another one. (Option A is best and most economical).
 

Merle Lowe

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Check all your battery connections for looseness/corrosion.

Ride safe, Ted
+1 on that. Should always be step #1. My old trick is to hold the button for a second or two and quickly touch the terminals. A loose terminal will often get hot. Warning... Sometimes really hot!

That being said, I've seen more than a few batteries die just like that.
 
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